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School Counseling: Citing Sources

Citation Styles for Research Papers

Click here for assistance on citing works according to various citation guides.  Follow the tabs at the top of the page for specific guides.  In addition, the links below will take you to information about specific guides.

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the use of another's ideas, research, or words without crediting the source. Information that is common knowledge does not have to cited. Sometimes the line between what should be cited is hard to distinguish. For a brief tutorial on when to cite information and how to avoid plagiarism, view Prentice Hall's Understanding Plagiarism.

Evaluating Web Sites

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals: What’s the Difference?

Some assignments require you to use only scholarly journals, not popular magazines. There is no foolproof way to tell the difference. However, there are some features you can look for to help you decide if a periodical is scholarly. (Read more...)


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