What is a citation style?
A citation style is the format used when citing a resource. Styles vary according to discipline. The same elements are there, but the formatting is different:
Common citation styles include:
APA (American Psychological Association)
MLA (Modern Language Association)
NLM (National Library of Medicine)
For more information about citation styles and how to cite, visit library.mcneese.edu
Grammar, Usage & Style
APA Video Tutorial
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.