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Tools to Help with Research, Writing & Citing and Avoid Plagiarism

Are There Tools to Help with Research?

Are There Tools to Help with Writing & Citing?

  • Online Citation Tools:  RefWorks, and Academic Writer facilitate easy storage, management, and sharing of references and citations.  Access via Databases link.   
  • Writing & Citing Guide: Access the Writing & Citing Guide from the library homepage.
  • Writing tutoring: The Writing Wing of the Center for Academic Success offers writing tutoring and support to all students across all academic disciplines. 

How to Avoid Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is using the words or ideas of others without giving them proper credit. This can range from intentional cheating like passing off another's paper as your own, to unintentional actions like forgetting to use quotation marks or using citations improperly. Plagiarism can hold serious consequences, so it is important to understand what it means and how to avoid it. 

Refer to the Giving Credit section of the Writing & Citing guide to learn how to use sources ethically, avoid plagiarism, and handle generative artificial intelligence (AI).

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