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5. Citing & Plagiarism

Your instructor will let you know which citation style to follow for citing your sources. 

[MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.]

When conducting research, maintain a record of all your source's citation elements.

[author, title, publication information, etc.]

Then compare your citation elements with an example and replicate the format exactly.

[element order, punctuation, capitalization, spacing, & font] 

Source examples may be found online:

EFSC APA Citation Guide  - MLA Citation Guide

EFSC Writing Center


Avoiding Plagiarism [2:51]