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Summer Mini-Course Guide: Cite Resources

Why is it important to Avoid Plagiarism?

  1. Read the below Buzzfeed Article on Plagiarism and giving appropriate credit to Maya Angelou's work.

Cite Sources to avoid plagiarism

1.  Use evaluation handout below for reviewing resources used.

2. To cite websites used, you will need the following information:

citation or reference is the information given in a bibliography or a database about a particular title, which often includes:

  1. author ( if present)
  2. title ( in quotation marks)
  3. title of website ( in italics)
  4. publisher
  5. date of publication
  6. medium ( web)
  7. date of access
  8. electronic access (URL or DOI)

Encyclopedia Exampl"Milwaukee." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 8 Feb. 2020. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.


3. To cite pictures or images include th following information.

Creator’s Last name, First name. “Title of the digital image.” Title of the website, First name Last name of any contributors, Version (if applicable), Number (if applicable), Publisher, Publication date, URL.                                                     

Diigital image Example: Vasquez, Gary A. Photograph of Coach K with Team USA. NBC Olympics, USA Today Sports, 5 Aug. 2016,\

4: To Cite Interviews:

List the interview by the name of the interviewee. Include the descriptor Personal interview and the date of the interview. Interview Example:Thornton, Tiffany. Personal interview. 19 July 2020.

5. Use  Easybib  or Purdue OWL and attached citing guide for further assistance citing in MLA style.

Plagaraism Statistics


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