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Why cite?

Incorporating sources and citing the work of others correctly are critical in academia, not only to avoid plagiarism, but to establish the credibility of one's own work by following established norms and leaving an accurate data trail so that others can conduct follow-on research. All unrestricted thesis drafts are checked for originality using iThenticate software.


Citation guides

Get Rules for Chicago, APA, IEEE and More

Required or Preferred Styles by Department

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How to cite responsibly—must reads!

Paraphrasing and Quoting for All Citation Styles

Borrowing Images, Tables, and Figures Fairly

Citing Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Citing Equations in IEEE

Using Signal Phrases Effectively

Self-plagiarism (reusing your own previously published work)

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"Paraphrasing and Quoting Like a Pro" Register and View Slides

You’ve all heard what you shouldn’t be doing: don’t violate the Honor Code, don’t plagiarize, don’t forget the rules of academic integrity. This workshop focuses on what to do to avoid these serious problems. We give you the skills to confidently incorporate others’ words, ideas, analyses, models, and images into your own writing. You will gain experience summarizing, paraphrasing, and incorporating quotes from source material.

"Building Blocks of Academic Papers" – Register and View Slides

Not sure how an analysis differs from an argument? How an introduction should be different from a conclusion? How a thesis statement differs from an abstract? Are you unclear about the role of alternative explanations, the point of a literature review, what to footnote other than sources, and what goes into a bibliography? Come learn how the building blocks of academic papers fit together, making your papers more readable and complete.


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