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Research Paper - How to Guide: Citing your Source

Document Your Source

The Learning Centre's guide (PDF) to documenting sources using APA shows you how to cite your sources properly in your essay.  For examples of citations in the Reference list for different types of sources, see the Library's APA Style Guide (PDF) or the APA LibGuide

The Learning Centre's guide (PDF) to documenting sources using MLA shows you how to cite your sources properly in your essay.  For examples of  citations in the Reference list for different types of sources, see the Library's MLA Style Guide (PDF) or the MLA LibGuide

For examples on how to Reference material in your Footnotes and Bibliography for different types of resources, see the Library's Chicago Style Guide (PDF) or the Chicago Style LibGuide

Avoid Plagiarism

The best way to avoid plagiarism is to cite the sources of the information you include in your document.  In other words, you need tell the reader of your paper where you obtained the information.  This applies to things you read (books, articles, websites, pamphlets), see (videos or DVDs, online videos, television programs, charts/graphs, illustrations, photos or other images), hear (radio programs, lectures) - basically, anything that is not your own idea and is not common knowledge.

 

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