Q. How do I avoid plagiarism in a paper?
To avoid plagiarism, you need to do a few simple things: 1. Always include an in-text citation when referencing or using information from another source, 2. Quote or paraphrase (write in your own words) information from another source accurately, 3. Include a References page that provides the necessary citation information for every source used in your assignment.
In-text citations usually require the authors’ names, publication date, and page number or paragraph number for the information you are referring to. The information needed for the references in your References page will vary based on the type of publication you are using. This website includes instructions, rules, and examples for these tasks: http://careered.libguides.com/aiuapa
This page has specific video tutorials for APA formatting: http://careered.libguides.com/aiuapa/videotutorials
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