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Information Literacy, Level One: Citation help

This guide is designed to support the Information Literacy unit within ENG 111, but also provide a first-level introduction to research skills for any Meredith College student.

Starting Points

This online resource is a great starting point for how to cite sources in the most commonly used styles.

Always consult with your professor to determine which style you should use for any paper or project.  For citation help, ask for assistance at the library reference desk or the Meredith College Learning Center.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Remember that Meredith's Honor Code commits you to upholding standards of honesty and forthrightness.  Representing someone else's work or words as your own is plagiarism.  That includes copying sentences from sources without proper attribution, or even paraphrasing a source without changing the author's words sufficiently.  This is a violation of the Honor Code and can lead to you being referred to the Honor Council for appropriate sanctions.

For guidance on what plagiarism is and how to avoid it, see the Plagiarism Tutorial that is loaded in your English class's Brightspace page.

MLA Style

MLA Style involves parenthetical citations within the paper, plus a list of works cited at the end of the paper.