Research and Documentation Resources
English and other humanities classes often use the MLA (Modern Language Association) system for documenting sources. This site has information on formatting in-text citations and the works cited page.
MLA Style Lite for College Papers
A concise guide based on the current guidelines of the Modern Language Association (MLA)
The Basics of APA Style
This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.
APA Style Lite for College Papers
A concise guide based on the current guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA)
Writing from Sources
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
These materials from the Purdue OWL are intended to help writers become more comfortable with the uses of and distinctions among quotations, paraphrases, and summaries, including some pointers and a short excerpt that can be used to practice these skills.
Quoting and Paraphrasing
The section on avoiding plagiarism in the Writer's Handbook published by the University of Wisconsin
Paraphrase and Summary
Paraphrase and summary are writing strategies that will help you understand what you are reading. Both ask you to put the information you are reading into your own words, and both should be cited using the appropriate format.
Plagiarism and Copyright Resources
There are few intellectual offenses more serious than plagiarism in academic and professional contexts. This resource offers advice on how to avoid plagiarism in your work.
Demystifying Citing and Referencing
This tutorial is designed to help you learn the principles of citing and referencing, and understand how to avoid plagiarising when integrating source material.
Plagiarism and How to Avoid It
The Clark College Information and Research Instructional Site