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Human Services: Library Citation Resources

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.

Go to the Citation Guide for more guidelines and examples as well as online websites to help you cite it right.

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According to the Encyclopedia 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!

Examples of Citing Sources: MLA Style

Hodgkinson, David (David Ivor), and Rebecca Johnston. Aviation Law and Drones : Unmanned Aircraft and the Future of Aviation. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.

Chapman, Peter. Aviation Security: Countermeasures, Access Control, Air Cargo and Charter Operations. SNOVA, 2019. EBSCOhost,

Journal Article from Library Database:
Nosker, Jennifer Lee, et al. “Fatigue in Aeromedicine: A Validity Study of the Flight Risk Assessment.” International Journal of Aerospace Psychology, vol. 30, no. 1/2, Jan. 2020, pp. 69–75. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/24721840.2020.1735939..

Journal Article from the Internet: Careless, James. “How Did the Aerospace Supply Chain Get so Bad? and What Can Be Done to Improve It.” Aviation Maintenance Magazine, 13 Sept. 2021,