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Citation Help

Addresses how to cite sources, use sources, and avoid plagiarism.


When you write down the words or particular ideas that someone else said first, but don't tell your reader where the words or ideas came from, that is called plagiarism.

See the links below for more detailed definitions of plagiarism. The way to avoid plagiarism is to integrate others' words and ideas into your own writing while making very clear to your reader which words are yours and which belong to someone else. That is why writers cite their sources!

Video 01 | How to Paraphrase

Video 02 | Plagiarism: How To Avoid It