The resources on this page will help you integrate sources ethically and legally into your research projects, as well as learn about the rights you have as a creator of copyrighted work.
For more help beyond the resources on this page, see these Tips & Tutorials:
Why is citing your sources important? When you work on a research project, you are entering into a conversation with scholars, journalists, writers, and others who have written on your topic before you.
Not only does citing your sources help you avoid plagiarism, but it allows you to acknowledge and give credit to the other authors with whom you are in conversation, and it enables your audience to find and read these sources themselves.
For more detailed information on citing your sources using the APA style (6th edition), see the following resources:
The University Writing Center staff assists students, faculty, and staff with writing and research at any stage of the writing process. During sessions consultants can work with you on any project, assignment, or work-related writing you may be composing or revising—research projects, lab reports, dissertations, résumés, proposals, or application materials. The Writing Center also maintains a Resources page with writing handouts and links to online resources.
You can schedule online using your OSU name.# or call 614-688-4291 to make an appointment.