Citations & Plagiarism

There are two important steps to successfully avoiding plagiarism:

  1. Learning how to properly cite and reference
  2. Understanding plagiarism

1. Citations

Use this APA Style Guide to learn the basics about citations and references.

2. Plagiarism

Read this Avoiding Plagiarism Guide and watch the following video to understand plagiarism and learn how to avoid it.


Purdue Writing Lab. (n.d.). In-Text Citations: The Basics // Purdue Writing Lab. Retrieved from

Purdue Writing Lab. (n.d.). Reference List: Basic Rules // Purdue Writing Lab. Retrieved from

What is Plagiarism? (2017, May 18). Retrieved January 20, 2020, from plagiarism

Additional Resources:
  1. Scribbr’s video: What is Plagiarism?
  2. Scribbr’s video: How to Avoid Plagiarism with 3 Simple Tricks
  3. Scribbr’s video: How to Quote in Under 5 Minutes
  4. PrepStep Course: Understand and Avoid Plagiarism