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Footnotes, Bibliographies & Citation Tools: Why Cite?

This guide will help you get started using citations in your academic writing, and teach you the basics about Citation Management Software.

Why Cite Your Sources? (video 2:27)

What is Plagiarism at YU?

Plagiarism is a BIG DEAL--and it's taken very seriously. Academic integrity is something you agree to when you sign on for studies at a place like YU. There can be serious consequences for ignoring this responsibility.

Knowing what constitutes plagiarism is the first step:

How to Avoid Plagiarism

You need to be organized about your research, keep track of your sources, and use quotations, paraphrasing and summary correctly.

  • Avoiding Plagiarism: Safe Practices - From the Purdue OWL: Use your organizational skills to avoid plagiarism in your work.
  • Plagiarism - The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill created this helpful handout to explain what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.