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Plagiarism & Citation Guides

Avoiding Plagiarism and MLA, Chicago, APA Style Guides

According to Dictionary.com, plagiarism is "the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work." Remember, when you quote directly, paraphrase, or summarize a work, you must give credit to that work or author!

Each student should carefully read the following links, courtesy of the Duke Library System; these links provide information for avoiding plagiarism and methods for citing information in an ethical manner.

Plagiarism Definition

What to cite, how to cite within your paper, & assembling a works cited page - includes MLA, APA, & Chicago citation styles

"The Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide" updated to include all necessary online resources. Upper School History classes have started using this citation style.
MLA Style Guide Examples
When citing books provide the following general categories of information:
Author's last name, first name. Book title. Additional information. City of publication: Publishing company, Publication date.
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CD-ROM Examples
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Encyclopedia Article
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Internet Resources
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Magazine Article
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Newspaper Article
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Video and Television Recordings
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