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Library

Citations & Paper Styling

MLA

Composition, literature and other humanities classes at SCCC use MLA.

APA

Science classes at SCCC use the APA style guide.

Chicago

History and government classes at SCCC use the Chicago style guide.  

3 Simple Ways to Avoid Plagiarism

1. Summarize

When you summarize…

  • the text you write is much shorter than the original text
  • you must reference the original source
  • you must use your own words, usually with a very limited use of quotations

 

2. Quote

When you quote…

  • you must reference the original source
  • the text produced is the exact length of the original text quoted (unless ellipses are used)
  • you must use the original author’s exact words and put quotation marks around them
  • include the page number of the original source from which you borrowed the author’s original language

 

3. Paraphrase

When you paraphrase…

  • the text you produce may be shorter or longer than the original text
  • you must reference the original source
  • you must use your own words
Image Credit: “How to Defend Against Online Plagiarism” by harrisxiong is licensed with CC BY 2.0.

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SCCC Library
Library Staff

Casandra Norin (Librarian) – casandra.norin@sccc.edu

Margaret Thompson (Library Technician) – margaret.thopmpson @sccc.edu

Emery Swagerty (Library Technician) – emery.swagerty@sccc.edu

Leanne Nay (Testing Center Facilitator) – leanne.nay@sccc.edu