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IT 150: Information Technology for Business: Citing Your Work

Cite Your Sources

Citation is your indication that certain material in your work came from another source. It also provides readers with the information necessary to find that source again. Giving credit to the original author by citing sources is the only way to use other people's work without plagiarizing.

The following situations almost always require citation:

  • quotation
  • paraphrasing
  • use of an idea not your own
  • specific reference to the work of another
  • use of someone else's work to develop your own ideas

Adapted from: Plagiarism.org

APA Publication Manual

A copy of the APA Publication Manual is available at the Library's Reference Desk. Click here for a tutorial on how to cite sources using APA style. 

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NOTE: The APA Publication Manual was updated to its 7th edition in October 2019. Refer to the APA Style Blog for useful tools, guidelines and discussion of specific APA topics, or click here to see what's new.

Citation Help

Here are some great resources to help with proper citation styles:

   OWL: Excelsior Online Writing Lab 

This handy open source guide from Excelsior College provides reference and instruction on conducting research, preventing plagiarism and use of APA, MLA and Chicago Style citations.

    NoodleTools

This research platform offers tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation and collaborative research and writing. You will need to create a personal account to save your work. 

     Resources for Writers

The Monmouth University Writing Center provides style sheets for writing, grammar, citation styles and the writing process on its Resources for Writers page. One-on-one assistance available by appointment.

Zotero

This platform offers tools that assist with collecting, organizing and citing research as well as for collaborative research and writing. You will need to create a personal account to save your work.

MLA Style online

The MLA Style Center website provides useful resources including notices on recent updates and sample papers. Updated for brand new 9th edition released in 2021!

Plagiarism Tutorial

Take a plagiarism prevention tutorial by clicking the screen.