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Picture of pen and pencilThis guide will help you:                                                               

  1. Understand plagiarism

     2. Learn to recognize and avoid plagiarism

        3. Cite your sources in APA, CSE, and MLA styles

What is Plagiarism?

The PC Student Handbook defines plagiarism as:

The use of paraphrase or direct quotation of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment.

Why Cite?

Properly documenting research sources is important because it ensures that:

Credit for information originally provided elsewhere is given

Others can find the same information again

Plagiarism does not take place

How to Avoid Plagiarizing

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Citation Styles Explained

Style Handbooks Often used in
APA Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th ed. (2010); APA Style Guide to Electronic Sources, 6th ed. (2012) and 7th ed. (2019). Psychology, business, social sciences and some sciences
CSE Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. Sciences
MLA MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 8th ed. (2016). English and humanities