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Plagiarism Prevention Guide: Citing Your Sources

This guide helps first year students how to avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism.

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Cite your sources!

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MLA Book

picture of a bookFridell, Ron. Capital Punishment. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2004. Print. Open for Debate.

Information to Include:

Author. Book Title. Publication City: Publisher, year of publication. Medium. Series title (if applicable).

MLA Single Work in an Anthology

Males, Mike. "The Media Exaggerate the Problem of Youth Gun Violence." Guns and Violence. Ed. Laura K. Egendorf. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2005. 54-61. Print. Current Controversies.

Information to Include:

Author. "Title of Work." Title of Book. Editor or Compiler. City of Publication: Publisher, date of publication. page numbers. Medium. Series title (if applicable).

MLA Journal Article in a Database

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Agar, Michael. “Telling It Like You Think It Might Be: Narrative, Linguistic Anthropology, and the Complex Organization.” Emergence: Complexity and Organization 7.3-4 (2005): 23+. Academic OneFile. Web. 26 June 2008.

Information to Include:

Author. "Title of Article." Title of Journal vol #.issue # (year): page numbers. Name of Database. Medium. date accessed.

MLA Website

picture of a search engineTravel and Tourism Annual Data for South Carolina (2007). South Carolina Statistical Abstract. S.C. Budget and Control Board, Office of Research and Statistics. 2009. Web. 10 June 2009.

Information to Include:

Name of author/compiler. Title of the work. Title of the overall Web site if distinct from title of the work. Version if given. Publisher of Web site (if not given, use N.p.). Date of publication (if not given, use n.d.). Medium of publication. Date of access.

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