Cite it right!
Any time you use a quote, summarize, paraphrase or any way refer to works created by other authors, you must provide an appropriate citation within your research paper as well as a separate comprehensive Reference (APA) or Works Cited (MLA) page listing all sources used in your work.
There are different citation styles or formats used by authors for their research, such as MLA (Modern Language Association) or APA (American Psychological Association).
Although MLA format is typically within most diciplines within the liberal arts, always consult your syllabus or ask your instructor to find out which format you need to use to cite your sources.
This guide will provide you with some library resources as well as online websites to help you cite it right!
According to the Encylopedia Britannica Online, "plagiarism is the act of taking the writings of another person and passing them off as one's own. The fraudulence is closely related to forgery and piracy—practices generally in violation of copyright laws."
It is considered plagiarism when you use another author's work and do not provide a citation or give credit otherwise!
EasyBib: The Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker
Use this library tool to import URLs for online sources used or plug in citation information for books, newspapers, journals, databases or 58 other types of sources. When in doubt, though, always check the handbooks in the library!
Research Strategy Worksheet
Print the worksheet to use for any research project for any class.
Check these out!
Below is a list of reference books located within the MCTC Libraries to help you properly cite your resources.
Maysville CTC Reference
Rowan Center (Maysville CTC) Reference
Need help with your research project?
Do you struggle with doing research? Do you have trouble figuring out what resources to consult for research? Are you confused about MLA or APA citation? Then, you should check out the Research Succes Toolkit! The link to this LibGuide below will provide you with a roadmap to complete your next research assignment from start to finish.
Did you know...?
The MCTC Library databases provide example citations for articles, books and other online resources according to different formats such as MLA and APA. These are usually provided by clicking on a citation link or at the bottom of an article or other resource. But, it's a good idea to double-check the citation in the MLA Handbook or the APA Manual!
Videos on Citing Sources
Watch videos created to help you understand MLA and APA citation styles. Headphones are required.
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