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Citation Help: Information

Citation generator to help with your works cited/reference page.

You will need to create your own account (see the NoodleTools Tutorial for assistance).

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MLA Style

Plagiarism is using someone’s work or ideas without acknowledging them. This includes using their words, pictures, images or ideas as if they are your own.

Types of Plagiarism     

Intentional is obvious – copying information word for word or summarizing without giving credit, making up information or using someone else’s work or ideas (including ChatGPT and other AI chatbots) and not giving them credit.

Unintentional plagiarism is the most common and done accidentally. This includes not using proper citations, not using quotation marks, poor summarizing, reusing your own paper or forgetting to cite your sources.

What Is Not Plagiarism?

  • Common knowledge
  • Your own personal experiences, opinions, interpretations or beliefs
  • Your original artwork, photographs, videos or writings

How Do I Avoid Plagiarism?

  • Do not procrastinate or take shortcuts
  • Do not cut and paste portions of articles or websites
  • Understand how to paraphrase
  • Follow proper citation rules
  • Know the citation format required by your instructor (MLA, APA, etc.)
APA Style