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Citing Sources at UC Blue Ash & UC Clermont

Helpful resources for citing sources, formatting papers, and avoiding plagiarism.

Cite Your Sources

It's important to learn the specifics of how to properly format your citations and works cited page. The APA, MLA, Chicago, and AMA pages provide a starting point, but be sure to check 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 assignment or project. It's also the 'glue' that connects the quotes you have used to the actual source.


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

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