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Online Services and Resources for Students

A guide to library services and resources for students taking online and hybrid classes or for students who use library resources from off campus.

Citing Sources

There are two major reasons for citing sources. The first is to give credit to the author(s) or originator(s) of a work and to avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is taken very seriously. The penalties for plagiarism can vary from a zero on an assignment, a failing grade in a course, disciplinary probation, expulsion or suspension. The second reason for citing sources is so the reader can locate the source cited, if s/he desires.

There are two places where you will cite your sources; within the text of your document and at the end, in your References or your Works Cited list.

Citing Resources