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What types of things do I need to cite?
You need to cite other's words or ideas whenever you use them in your paper (i.e. direct quotes, summaries). This may include:
- journal articles, newspaper articles or magazine articles
- books or book chapters
- web sites and web pages
- government documents
- emails, interviews or speeches
- all ideas or words in any format that are not your own
APA, MLA Research Guides and Plagiarism Avoidance Resource
WVU Plagiarism Tutorial
WVU Library Plagiarism Avoidance Tutorial covers:
how plagiarism is defined
why students may advertently and inadvertently plagiarize
possible penalties for plagiarism
how to use information ethically in research papers / projects
where to get help with researching and writing.
Students work through 5 modules, taking self-tests in order to progress from one module to the next. After completing the last module, students take an exam on the Tutorial’s material. The final exam, consisting of 20 questions, randomly draws from a bank of 58 possible questions.
Citation Manuals in Print
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by
Call Number: Downtown Campus Library Reference BF76.7.P83 2010
Publication Date: 2009-07-15
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences.
MLA Handbook by
Call Number: Downtown Campus Library Reference LB2369.G53 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-01
The Modern Language Association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook.
Citation Management Videos - information from Owl Purdue