RESEARCH CITATION: MLA & APA FORMAT

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MLA (MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION) FORMAT:

 
 
 
 

APA (AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION) FORMAT:

 
 
 
 
The Above information is linked with permission from the Owl at Purdue.
CITATION GENERATORS

REVISION AID

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  • passive constructions

  • sentences that may be too long for easy reading

  • words that may be misused

  • phrases that may be covering up inadequate evidence, poor organization, or a forced transition

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CITATIONS & PLAGIARISM: TERMS, TOOLS, AND VIDEOS

Citation: 

Bibliographic information for a source

 

Citation style: 

A set of instructions for formatting citations, bibliographies, and other elements of your paper; common examples include MLA and APA

 

Common knowledge: 

Widely accepted information that is available in many sources and does not require a citation

 

Paraphrasing: 

Rewriting a passage in your own words

 

Plagiarism: 

Passing off someone else's words or ideas as your own

 

Quoting:

Directly reproducing someone else's words and surrounding them with quotation marks

 

Summarizing: 

Condensing someone else's major points using your own words