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Citations and Plagiarism

Guide listing electronic tools for creating citations. Guide for avoiding plagiarism.

Documenting research

Simple steps for Documenting your research and sources:

  1. Give yourself plenty of time

  2. Take notes on what resources you are using

  3. Use My Lists or My Folder functions in the library catalog and the databases

  4. Use tools like Zotero or functions within Microsoft Word

  5. Keep your materials organized

  6. Make notes on whether you are using a quote or paraphrasing


  Here is a brief guide to using it.  You can also import your Zotero citations into Microsoft Word.

First go to REFERENCES on the Tool Bar and Select a Style.


Next add your resources under MANAGE SOURCES

Then when you need to add a citation to your paper go to INSERT CITATION. It will add it to the Footnote if you are doing that style.

Once you are finished and ready to add your bibliography (which is normally towards the end of your paper).

Start a New Page then click on Insert Bibliography.  You can edit the bibliography as needed.

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