Avoiding plagiarism is an increasingly important requirement for student writing. This document therefore defines plagiarism, both intentional and accidental; gives the imperatives for avoiding it; shows citation examples; and demonstrates how paraphrase c
This tutorial covers the basics of getting started with proper citation practice, including why we cite, how to cite (including paraphrasing, summarizing, and using direct quotes), and the general rules of the major citation styles.
"This document focuses on why and how electronic sources must be cited so that students can avoid plagiarism. Because students now routinely use readily available electronic sources for their papers, they must learn how to properly cite them."