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ESEPSY 2060: Academic Success Strategies for International Students

College of Education and Human Ecology Educational Studies and the Dennis Learning Center

Refworks or EndNote

Citation management software saves your time by helping you keep track of the articles, books and other resources you use, and helps you instantly format your bibliographies into the citation style of your choosing.  On this page, you'll find information about two of the most popular citation management tools, EndNote and RefWorks.

NOTE* Desktop software for EndNote can be purchased at the Tech Hub (formerly Wired Out)

Cite Sources to Avoid Plagiarism


What is plagiarism? 

Plagiarism is using another person's words or ideas without acknowledgment.

What are some examples of plagiarism? 

Plagiarism includes actions such as submitting a paper you have not written and saying it is your own; copying answers or text from someone else; and quoting, citing data, or using someone else's ideas without crediting the source.

What are some of the consequences of plagiarism? 

The plagiarist can face charges of academic misconduct even if the person whose work he or she copied did not know about the plagiarism or did not object to it. In addition, the plagiarist loses the chance to develop his or her ideas and do the learning that exercise involves.

How can I avoid plagiarism? 

Use quotation marks and ellipses when quoting directly. When you summarize material, restate it in your own words and credit the source.

APA Style Guide

American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide

This guide is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010).  Use the Reference style for items listed alphabetically at the end of the research paper.  The In-Text style is for the same items referred to in the body of the paper.  Include page numbers in the In-Text style only when quoting from a source.  When paraphrasing from a source, omit the In-Text page numbers.  

Please note that the citation style for articles now includes the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) when it is available.  Also, after the first line, citations should be indented 1/2 inch on the references list.