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English Composition : Where Are You Going: Cite Sources

How to avoid plagiarism?

Plagiarism is a violation of Rutgers academic integrity policy. "To avoid plagiarism, every direct quotation must be identified by quotation marks or appropriate indentation and both direct quotation and paraphrasing must be cited properly according to the accepted format for the particular discipline or as required by the instructor in a course." (Rutgers University Academic Integrity Policy)

What is Plagiarism? (video)

What is Plagiarism? (click to open in new window.)

MLA Style

One of the most-used bibliographic styles for humanities is that of the Modern Language Association (MLA).  MLA is the style used in Rutgers writing courses and the default style for Rutgers undergraduates.   Your professor or subject area might require a different format.

MLA Style Online

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University Online Writing Laboratory)
Based on the print MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition.

Frequently Asked Questions about the MLA Style Manual. Key information from the Modern Language Association itself.

MLA Format Rutgers LibGuide Writing and Citation Formatting

MLA Citation Style (Cornell University Library)


RefWorks is a citation management software that is freely available to Rutgers faculty and students. Once you have created an account while you are at Rutgers, you will have life-long access to RefWorks, even after you leave Rutgers. Here is a Guide which provides is a collection of handouts, videos, and any useful materials related to using RefWorks.

(a) RefWorks: Logging in as a Rutgers user


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