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Cite Sources

Why Cite?

Plagiarism is using the words or ideas of someone else as though they were your own.

Carefully citing your sources:

No Plagiarism
  • gives credit to authors whose works you have used
  • creates a trail so others can find the materials you used
  • provides evidence of your research
  • is the ethical & standard practice for students and scholars

Plagiarism tutorials


  • You Quote It, You Note It  
    This interactive tutorial from Acadia University (Canada) discusses plagiarism by comparing paraphrasing and quoting, shows how to properly do both as well as how to properly cite your sources. And, it only takes about 10 minutes to complete!
  • What is Plagiarism?
    From Rutgers University (NJ), this is an informative yet humorous introduction to plagiarism including tips to improve your writing in an effort to avoid plagiarism. The tutorial consists of two flash movies and a quiz to test your understanding of the content. 
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
    This interactive tutorial and quiz from Mt. Hood Community College (OR) is a simple introduction to plagiarism and how to cite sources.  
  • Acknowledging Sources  
    U. Of Texas, Arlington - includes examples of plagiarism in real life, outside of the classroom (like the New York Times and government documents) good use of charts and diagrams
  • The University Of Maryland University College
    Extremely comprehensive, includes lots of examples and style guidelines. Includes a post-quiz that analyzes your results and tells you which section of the tutorial to go over 

Plagiarism videos

Plagiarism games