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. Click on the pdf icon to understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
Any information that you use in your papers must be properly cited. Citing sources allows the reader to determine your research resources. It also lends credibility to your work but most importantly, it helps to avoid plagiarism. There are many different citation styles. The link below contains citation examples for the MLA style format.
MLA Citation Style Guide
Note: To cite articles from databases or e-books select the tab "Electronic Resources" from the MLA Citation Style Guide.
These websites have forms where you can fill in the needed information and get a formatted citation to cut and paste into your documents.
EasyBib allows the user to select the type of citation needed, enter key information into the provided fields, and it does the rest! SCSU subscribes to the full edition of the EasyBib and students are encouraged to use it. Click here to learn how to use EasyBib.
BibMe is a free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. This bibliography maker auto-fills and is very easy to use. And it's free!
Son of Citation Machine
The Citation Machine will do APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian style citations for the most common types of sources: books, book chapters, articles, webpages, images, videos, etc. Both in-text (parenthetical) references and the full citation for the bibliography are produced and ready for copying and pasting into your document.
Free citation formatting from the makers of NoodleTools. NoodleBib Express does MLA, APA, and Chicago, and has options for dozens of types of sources, from books and articles to patents, letters, and TV programs.
WriteCite does APA, Harvard, and MLA citations and covers a wide variety of types of sources, from corporate advertising to musical scores, as well as the usual books and articles. There is also an account version.