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Citing Sources

A citation is a way of recording where information came from.  Whenever you use another person's ideas, research, words, artwork, etc. you must give them credit through a citation to avoid plagiarism. For a definition of plagiarism as well as other academic honesty issues please view the San Juan College Academic Honesty Rules.
 

Citation Styles

OWL
Purdue's Online Writing Lab (APA, Chicago and MLA citation style resources)

Landmark's Citation Machine
Citation Machine is an interactive Web tool designed to assist teachers and students in producing reference citations for crediting information from other people.

BibMe
A fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills.

easybib
Free automatic bibliography composer - MLA and APA supported.

APA Style for Citing Sources
American Psychological Association

Chicago Manual of Style Guide
This guide is based on style recommendations from the 14th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style and the 6th edition of Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996).

Center for Academic Integrity
The Center for Academic Integrity provides a forum to identify, affirm, and promote the values of academic integrity among students, faculty, teachers and administrators.

Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: the WPA Statement on Best Practices


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