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RU Citing? Solutions & Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism: Things You Can Do

Comprehensive collection of information and resources about plagiarism

What Can I Do?

1. Develop a note taking style that works for you.

2. Consult a citation guide.

Consult a citation guide, such as online manuals through the Rutgers Libraries or websites such as Purdue OWL through Purdue University to make sure your citations are correct.

Click here for the Rutgers Writing and Citation Formatting guide.

3. Use a citation management tool.

You can use a citation management tool available at Rutgers such as Zotero, EndNote, or RefWorks to keep track of your sources. 

4. Double-Check your work.

Make sure you cite when-ever it is needed. Always double or triple-check your work. 

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