One plagiarizes when one presents another’s work as one’s own. It is a form of intellectual theft. The handbook below was developed to help students understand and avoid this problem. See also the Academic Misconduct section in the Student Handbook on the Students dashboard.
Suggested SAIC Resources
Remember to always review and revise autogenerated citations!
Free Web Tools
MLA, APA, and Chicago formats are supported by these free, recommended tools:
Built-in Library Tools
When searching the Flaxman Library's resources, there are often built in tools that can create a citation for you. It is beneficial to look for autogenerated citation options when you find articles or media inside individual databases (like JSTOR). Alternatively, if you're using the library search, you can autogenerate citations for any items you find using the quote icon attached to each record (see graphic below).
Style manuals prescribe a format to be used for papers and citations, and are often discipline-based. Below are some resources to acquaint you with the styles most commonly used at SAIC. Currently enrolled students may also make appointments at the Writing Center for help with citations.
|Chicago Manual of Style
Chicago and Turabian Styles
American Psychological Association
Modern Language Association
Chicago Manual of Style Online [Requires ARTIC login]
[Turbanian] A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations [print]
Turabian Online - based on Chicago Style
MLA Handbook 8th Edition [print]