BibMe offers both automatic and manual citations. BibMe is one of the only free resources that will create both APA and MLA citations.
EasyBib explains how to create the major types of citations used for works cited lists. Included is a description of the source, the structure of formatting, and some helpful examples.
CitationMachine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources, that there is virtually no reason not to.
Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's work/ideas and passing them off as one's own.
All of the following are considered plagiarism:
- turning in someone else's work as your own
- copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
- failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
- giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
- changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
- copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not (see our section on "fair use" rules)
Use the following resources for help with plagiarism:
Plagiarism.org strives to support the education community with a comprehensive set of resources to help students write with integrity.
The OWL at Purdue University offers techniques for improving the efficiency and organization of your research and writing. It also gives you examples of how to write APA and MLA type research papers.