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Library Services for Students

This LibGuide provides information about library services for students.

Cite Your Sources

What is plagiarism?
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to plagiarize is "to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own: use (another's production) without crediting the source" or "to commit literary theft: present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source."

Ways to avoid plagiarism:

  • Keep track of the sources you consult in your research.
  • Paraphrasing or quoting from your sources.
  • Crediting the original author in an in-text citation and in your reference list.
  • Using a plagiarism checker before you submit (click the "Citation Manager" tab to access a list of plagiarism tools).

For more information about citing your sources, visit Credo InfoLit Core's Citations and Academic Integrity module.

Citation managers are software packages used to create databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to:

  • import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources
  • format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles
  • save PDFs and other documents
  • include your own notes

Recommended Citation Managers

Citing Directly from the Database Record