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Cite It Right!

Citation information to be used with the Cite It Right - Got Research? workshops

Paraphrasing

Length: 1:04

deLaplante, K. (2013, Jan 24). Plagiarism: Paraphrasing Without Attribution. [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPcqt_1Gpjk  (APA style YouTube citation)

How Do I Cite a Source in My Paper to Avoid Plagiarism?

One important way to cite sources is to use in-text or parenthetical citations.

Both APA and MLA citation styles use in-text citations to show a paper's reader which source the information came from.  The short in-text citation is a way of giving credit and also connecting the information to the full source citation on the References or Works Cited page at the end of the paper.

Here are a couple of examples for the full citation and an in-text citation that would appear in the paper.

MLA Citation on an MLA Works Cited Page:

English, Darby. How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness. MIT Press, 2010.

In-text citation: (English)

APA Citation on APA References Page:

English, D. (2010). How to see a work of art in total darkness. MIT Press.

In-text citation: (English, 2010)

Plagiarism - How Not To Do It!

Take 2 minutes to find out the basics of how to avoid plagiarism in your papers.

Bainbridge State College. "Plagiarism: How to avoid it." YouTube, 5 Jan. 2010, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q0NlWcTq1Y.   (MLA style YouTube citation)