Avoid Plagiarism

Learning to avoid plagiarism in your writing is crucial for a successful academic career. Take a look at our resources for properly citing sources. Give us a call or make an appointment with a reference librarian if you have questions or make an appointment with the Writing Center for in-depth help.


Avoiding Plagiarism Video Tutorial This short tutorial shows how to properly incorporate sources into your paper using summaries, paraphrasing, and direct quotes.

KnightCite An online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) OWL resources help you learn how to use APA, MLA, Chicago citation and format styles.

WorldCat Connects to collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide, provides book citations. 

Valencia College MLA and APA guides give examples of all types of citations, print and electronic, with each element of the citation identified and labeled.

APA Citations

MLA Citations

Chicago Citations