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Sociology Resources: Citations & Plagiarism

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Citation Style Guides

Be sure to use the citation style specified by your instructor.  Most sociology classes use the APA style guide.

See our guide on Citing Data

Anatomy of a Citation

This video will walk you through what a citation is and the different parts of a citation.

Direct link to "Anatomy of a Citation" on MSU Mediaspace

Video credit: Megan Kudzia

When Do I Cite?

Are you confused about when to cite? This video will help clear up your questions!

Direct link to "When do I cite?" on MSU Mediaspace

Video credit: Megan Kudzia

Citation Management Programs

Keep a personal database of books, journal articles, websites, and other resources with a citation management program.  These programs will help you organize and keep track of resources as well as automatically format citations.

Plagiarism

Don't plagiarize!  Familiarize yourself with the rules with these resources:

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