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COMM1100: Communication in Action: Citing Sources


Learn about the different ways that you can avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism, in this short video.

Citation Formats

Why Cite?

You must cite your source of information any time you use another person’s ideas, opinion or theory. You must also provide citations for any facts, statistics, graphs, or drawings that are not common knowledge. Quotations of another person's actual spoken or written word and paraphrases of another person's spoken or written words must also be cited.

For additional information about citing sources and avoiding plagiarism, please visit Purdue University's Online Writing Lab

Style/Citation Guides

The Library has some great resources to help you become more familiar with new citation styles, on our Citation Guides page:

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

APA (American Psychological Association) Style