It's important to cite sources you used in your research for several reasons:
If you need further assistance with citing sources, use Ask A Librarian.
You must cite:
When in doubt, be safe and cite your source!
When you read a source that you might use in a paper or presentation, always record the following information, to make citing it later easier:
|You will always need:||For books, you will also need:||For articles you will also need:|
|Author(s) name(s)||Publisher (ex. McGraw Hill)||Journal title|
|Title||Place of publication (ex. Chicago)||
Journal volume and issue
(there is not always an issue)
|Year of publication||Date (often month and year)|
|URL, if accessed online||page numbers|
|DOI or URL if accessed online|
Because there is no one standard citation style used at Centre:
Plagiarism occurs when you borrow another's words (or ideas) and do not acknowledge that you have done so. In this culture, we consider our words and ideas intellectual property; like a car or any other possession, we believe our words belong to us and cannot be used without our permission.
Plagiarism is a very serious offense. If it is found that you have plagiarized -- deliberately or inadvertently -- you may face serious consequences. The best way to avoid plagiarism is to cite your sources - both within the body of your paper and in a bibliography of sources you use at the end of your paper.
Some useful links about plagiarism: