There are several different ways to cite resources in your paper, most of which have been standarized and approved by professional or educational organizations such as the American Psychological Association for APA or the Modern Language Association for MLA. The citation style usually depends on the academic discipline involved. For example:
IMPORTANT: Check with your instructor to make sure you use the style they require. And whatever style you choose, BE CONSISTENT!
In-Text Citation Resources
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Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's words or ideas without giving them credit, either intentionally or unintentionally. Including citations in your work can help you avoid accusations of plagiarism.
Some professors distinguish between intentional and unintentional plagiarism, but the consequences can be equally unpleasant. Consequences can include redoing the assignment, getting a zero on the assignment, failing the course, and being expelled from the college.