Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Avoid Plagiarism Guide

Be sure and check our Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism for more suggestions.

Citing Sources

  • Always check your assignment description and your course syllabus to see which citation style your instructor requires.
  • Make sure you write down where you found your quotation or fact, including the page or paragraph number.
  • If you use an idea or a concept from a source, you must cite it.
  • If you use someone else's work word-for-word, it must be placed in quotation mark, AND cited.
  • Check our Writing Guide on Avoiding Plagiarism.

Why to Cite

Courtesy of Hartness Library CCV/Vermont Tech Libraries: Learn why it's important to cite sources you use in college-level work.

This tutorial from the Oregon School Library Information System will show you why you need to cite sources in your research paper and how to do it.

On-Campus Help