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Citing Sources at UCBA

Useful resources to help cite sources, format papers and avoid plagiarism.

Cite Your Sources

It is important to learn the specifics of how to properly format your citations and works cited page. The APA, MLA, Chicago, AMA, and ASA tabs provide a starting point, but be sure to consult with your professors about any departmental or individual standards and requirements.

What is Plagiarism?

Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty and is taken very seriously.  To avoid plagiarism, get in the habit of documenting where you got the information.  Proper documentation of sources used is like creating a roadmap for your audience.  It gives them a way to follow the sources you have used in your research project.  It is also the 'glue' that connects the quotes you have used to the actual source.

Keep in mind:

  • Be organized, note where you got information, and keep track of your research materials
  • If in doubt, cite it! 
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