Plagiarism is the copying or close imitation of information from a published source.
Plagiarism is not allowed at Cañada College. If a student is caught plagiarizing, he or she could fail the class or even be expelled. To avoid plagiarism you must put quotation marks around information that is directly copied from a source. You must cite all thoughts, ideas, arguments, research, quotations and obscure facts taken from your sources using a recognized citation format like MLA.
MLA stands for Modern Language Association.
It is a style for writing researching papers and formatting citations.
As a college student, you are required to cite all published quotations, ideas, arguments, research and obscure facts that you have used to write your paper.
There are two main parts to MLA citation, the in-text citation and Works Cited list. When using MLA, it is important to format your citations exactly as stated paying close attention to punctuation, capitalization and italics.
The point of citation is to give credit to the author of your sources and explain to your professor where you found the information to support the argument of your paper.
What's an In-Text Citation?
In your essay, in the text or body of your essay, you need to give a very brief citation.
The MLA Handbook (2016) is the offical guide of MLA citation formatting.
You can find the manual at the reference desk and in the reference section of the library's collection.
Call Number: REF/LB2369.G53 2016
What is EasyBib?
EasyBib is an automatic bibliography composer. When you have sources you need to cite properly for your research paper, EasyBib will help you format your sources quickly and accurately.
Cañada College students can use the premium features by registering (setting up an account).You must be on campus to register; once you you have registered you can use EasyBib from anywhere to create bibliographies for your entire career at Cañada College. Come see us in the Library if you need help getting registered!
When you use sources outside of the library article databases, like articles or websites from Google, the citation is not usually provided.
You will need to form your own citation "from scratch."