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Resources to help SEDV students research their topics for the research project

What is plagiarism? (Video)

  Plagiarism: How to avoid it by Bainbridge College


Have fun and learn about the importance of citing your sources with this interactive tutorial produced by the Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University. 

Why Cite?

In North American academic contexts, writers are expected to cite sources whenever they take ideas, information, or words from a source.

Failure to cite sources according to a standard style can result in plagiarism. Plagiarism most commonly involves:

  • failing to cite a source
  • citing a source but failing to use quotation marks to indicate borrowed wording
  • following the original text too closely when paraphrasing

Citation Management

Citation management tools help you organize your research, share citations for books, articles etc. with colleagues and create properly formatted citations and reference lists.

APA Citation and Referencing