Why do we "Document" or "Cite" sources?
Whenever you base your ideas on another person's work or quote someone, you must document the source you utilized. Even when you do not quote directly from someone elses' work, if reading that source contributed to the ideas presented in your paper, you must give the proper credit to the author.
A properly formatted works cited or references page:
By following these guidelines included in the resource below, you avoid plagiarism.
Plagiarism is the act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of the author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author.
Follow the link below, to learn more about MLA & APA citation guide lines and other tools to help you document.
Here are a couple of common citation formats with examples. Use the colors to match the format instructions to the corresponding part in the example.
The following guides, developed by Easybib.com, will guide you through citing resources in MLA 8 style. Visit Easybib.com to try their automatic citation generator.