Always give credit. Always indicate where sources of information in your paper came from. Giving credit to the source is what is meant by citing the source of information.
In research papers, the format you use to cite your sources will generally be determined
by the style your instructor asks you to use. Read instructions carefully and follow
them. If you're not sure, ask your instructor. Use the contact information on your
course syllabus to call or e-mail your instructor for further clarification on the
APA (American Psychological Association)
MLA (Modern Language Association)
Other Citation Styles
- AMA (American Medical Association)
Plagiarism Tutorial by San José State University.
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