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History 111: Citation/Writing Help

Writing about History

What is Plagiarism? & How to Avoid It

Citing your sources is a critical part of research writing. Representing the work, words, or ideas of others as your own, intentionally or unintentionally, is plagiarism and it can carry serious consequences. Be sure to review your instructor's syllabus and MSJC's Student Conduct page for information on the consequences of not including proper citations. When in doubt, cite your source!

For more information, check out the resources below.

Chicago Style

Citation Generators - Library Databases

Once you open an article, most library databases offer tools to copy citations. You can usually find this option as part of a tools menu or some kind of icon.

Be sure to check computer-generated citations for accuracy before listing them in your References/Works Cited page, as some may not be 100% accurate.

Ebsco Databases


Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints cite tool screenshot