Citing Information

Avoiding Plagiarism

Is it plagiarism?     en Español     en Français

Differences between quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing

Citing Source Material

All of the books, articles, websites, and other information sources used in your research must be cited. A citation is used to give credit to the author of your source and to let readers know where they can find the information used in your research.

Some citation guidelines:
APA Style      Chicago Style     MLA Style 
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en Français    en Français         en Français

Compare the APA, Chicago, and MLA styles side-by-side with this PDF chart:

Need more help? Try these citation tutorials:
APA Style Basics
Academic Citation Resource Guide
Tutorial de autoformación sobre Citas en Trabajos y Artículos con Referencias
Citer ses sources et éviter le plagiat

Respecting Copyright

Copyright Basics

What is copyright?     en Español     en Français

Watch this 6 minute video created by the Copyright Clearance Center

To read more about the importance of copyright in the workplace, visit A Practical Guide to Copyright Compliance for Business Professionals.

Fair Use

What is Fair Use?

If you’re unsure whether “fair use” applies to a situation, try using the Fair Use Evaluator created by Michael Brewer & ALA Office for Information Technology Policy.

Open Access / The Commons

What is CC?

What is the difference between Creative Commons and copyright? The short answer is: Some rights reserved vs. All rights reserved.

For more information watch the video Get Creative provided by Creative Commons.