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Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

  • Citation of Sources
    This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Guides

Fiske, R.H. (1996). Dictionary of concise writing. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books. Part One demonstrates how to identify and correct wordiness. Part Two contains several thousand wordy phrases followed by concise alternative expressions.
Reference PE1460.F47 1996

Harris, R.A. (2003). Writing with clarity and style. Los Angeles: Pyrczak Publishing. This book provides a set of practical tools for making your writing clear, interesting, and effective.
Reference PE1421.H37 2003

Johnson, A.P. (2003). A short guide to academic writing. New York: University Press of America. Tips on how to organize your thoughts and put the right words together to communicate your ideas are included in this volume.
Reference PE 1408.J68 2003

Silverman, J., Hughes, E., & Wienbroer, D.R. (1996). Rules of thumb: A guide for writers. New York: McGraw-Hill. This is a guide to grammar and usage.
Reference PE1408.S4878 1996

Turabian, K.L. (1996). A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. This is a comprehensive guide to writing research papers.
Reference LB2369.T8 1996

VanderMey, R. (2004). The college writer: A guide to thinking, writing and researching. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
The College Writer is a rhetoric, reader, research guide, and handbook that offers streamlined, nuts-and-bolts writing instruction.
PE1408 .C54367 2004

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