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- Gives credit to authors whose works you have used (whether
you quote them or not)
- Provides a trail by which others can locate the
materials you consulted
- Provides evidence of your research
- Protects you from accusations of plagiarism
- No one can say you stole or copied ideas from
Tips to help you avoid plagiarizing:
o All words
quoted directly from another source
o All ideas
paraphrased from a source
o All ideas
borrowed from another source: statistics, graphs
o All ideas or
materials taken from the Internet, including images
- Use these tutorials to help you take proper notes from your sources:
The citation styles most commonly
- American Psychological Association Style (APA) - the most common style in the sciences and social sciences (economics,
psychology, education, sociology, etc.)
- Chicago (or Turabian) Style - commonly used in the humanities (history, philosophy, etc.)
- Modern Language Association Style (MLA) - used in English and in some other disciplines in the humanities
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