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Controversial Issues

This guide will show you how to find information on debatable or controversial issues in Buley Library.

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism occurs when you use someone else's ideas without giving them due credit. You can use other people's ideas provided you acknowledge where you got your information.

How Can I Tell if I'm Plagiarizing?

How to Identify Written Plagiarism

Importance of Citing Sources

It is very important to cite the information that you use for your papers. As an author you are responsible for the references you include in your paper. Citing information accurately not only allows your professor to locate the information you have included; it also adds to your credibility as a researcher and writer. Above all, it helps to avoid plagiarism which is a serious offense.

MLA Citation Style Guide

 APA Style Citation Style Guide

Check Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) for additional help.

EasyBib Citation Help

EasyBib is an automatic citation generator. To learn hwo to create an account and begin using EasyBib check the EasyBib Guide

EasyBib gives you more options, even without an account! Click to cite all sorts of formats in MLA, APA, and Chicago on campus. Off campus is MLA-only--set up an account or try a different Citation Generator for more options.


EasyBib: the bibliography maker.


Need more styles? Click More Styles & Formats above!

Need Help?

If you need further help, please seek assistance at the Reference Desk on the main floor of Buley Library. You can also set up an appointment with a subject librarian.