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Journalism Research Guide: Citing & Citation Management

Plagiarism: A PowerPoint Message from the Dean of the Graduate School

No plagiarism!

When To Cite?

Screenshot, Plagiarism video

Click above for a video on differentiating between your own knowledge, common knowledge, and an original work which needs proper citation.

Citation Style Guides

Associated Press style guide: basic guide from Purdue's Writing Center

Harvard Style citation guide: from the University of Western Australia

MSU Libraries also has a collection of the major citation manuals in print.

Citation Management Software

Citation management tools allow you to create, manage, organize and share personal and/or group collections of citations and references. They will also automatically format references and bibliographies.

Using a citation management tool is highly recommended to help you increase productivity and manage your research.

I am part of the MSU Libraries' Mendeley training teams. Please contact me if you have questions about these tools.

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