Citation & Plagiarism Center
Citation Guides (All Styles)
- Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL): Research and Citation Resources
Standard resource in academia for citation guidelines including APA, MLA, ASA and Chicago.
- Duke University Library: Citing Sources
An excellent site that covers APA, MLA, Chicago and Turabian styles.
- EasyBib Citation Guides
EasyBib guides to MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian. Helpful graphical instruction along with PDF downloads available.
Click on the appropriate tab below:
Turabian – 8th Edition
Formatted Microsoft Word Templates
The following excerpt is from the 2008-2009 Vanguard University Student Handbook (pp. 67-69):
To plagiarize is to present someone else’s work – his or her words, line of thought, or organizational structure – as our own. This occurs when sources are not cited properly, or when permission is not obtained from the original author to use his or her work…
- Minimal plagiarism is defined as doing any of the following without attribution:
- inserting verbatim phrases of 2-3 distinctive words.
- substituting synonyms into the original sentence rather than rewriting the complete sentence.
- reordering the clauses of a sentence.
- imitating the sentence, paragraph, or organizational structure, or writing style of a source.
- using a source’s line of logic, thesis or ideas.
- Substantial plagiarism is defined as doing any of the following without attribution:
- inserting verbatim sentences or longer passages from a source.
- combing paraphrasing with verbatim sentences to create a paragraph or more of text.
- repeatedly and pervasively engaging in minimal plagiarism.
- Complete plagiarism is defined as doing any of the following without attribution:
- submitting or presenting someone’s complete published or unpublished work (paper, article, or chapter).
- submitting another student’s work for an assignment, with or without that person’s knowledge or consent.
- using information from a campus file of old assignments.
- downloading a term paper from a web site.
- buying a term paper from a mail order company or web site.
- reusing or modifying a previously submitted paper (e.g., from another course) for a present assignment without obtaining prior approval from the instructors involved.
For more information on plagiarism, please consult a librarian or check out a book (Quick Coach Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism and more) at the library.