Using Resources

Using Quotes, Paraphrases, and Summaries

Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing (Online Writing Lab at Purdue University (OWL))
Describes the differences between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, as well as each method’s purpose and use.

Paraphrase: Write it in Your Own Words (Online Writing Lab at Purdue University (OWL))
Information on what a paraphrase is and six steps to effectively paraphrase without plagiarizing.

APA Format

APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
“This resource, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.”  A comprehensive, detailed source.

In-Text Citations: The Basics (Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
Guide to APA in-text citations.

APA Citation Style Guide, 6th ed. (Williams College Libraries)
Guide on how to cite sources in the APA format.

MLA Format

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
"This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page."  A comprehensive, detailed source.

In-Text Citations: The Basics (Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
Updated guide to MLA in-text citations using the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (8th ed.).

MLA Style, 8th Edition. (Williams College Libraries)
Detailed guide on how to cite sources (both in-text citations and works-cited list) in the MLA format.

CMS Format

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide (The Chicago Manual of Style Online)
Sample citations demonstrating both the notes and bibliographical system and the author-date system of the Chicago Manual of Style. 

Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition (Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
Extensive guide to Chicago Manual of Style.

 

Avoiding Plagiarism

Avoiding Plagiarism: Overview and Contradictions (Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
Overview and condradictions about plagiarism and ways to avoid plagiarism.