The purpose of this guide is to introduce students to the most common citation styles used in academic research. In addition to the links provided to comprehensive and quick start guides for the more common citation styles, this guide provides information on where to find physical copies of the citation manuals in the library. Most citation manuals are available at the reference desk on the second floor of the Elihu Burritt Library. Additionally, this guide introduces students to various citation managers, especially the library-supported citation manager, RefWorks.
Citing the sources you use when writing any paper is important for the following reasons:
Failing to properly cite your sources is called plagiarism. Not only does engaging in plagiarism tarnish your academic and personal integrity, it is also considered an act of academic misconduct, which can result in serious disciplinary actions, sometimes expulsion.
Read more facts at plagiarism.org
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