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Citations

This guide includes tips and tools for citing in MLA, APA, Chicago and other citation styles.

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is Stealing

Each day we take ideas from others without citing the original source. When we repeat the phrase "Dr. Livingstone I presume" or "elementary my dear Watson" in casual conversation, we rarely pause to give credit to Stanley or Doyle. In academic research, intentionally or unintentionally taking someone else's work and passing it off as your own is plagiarism--and plagiarism is stealing. If you have any doubts about a phrase or idea that you'd like to include in your own research, speak with your professor.
 

Plagiarism: How to avoid it

Not sure when to cite?  This quick video from Bainbridge State College Library will answer your questions.