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Introduction to Marketing: Citation/Plagiarism

An introduction to marketing resources for students and faculty

Plagiarism TUTORIAL

Plagiarism is easily avoided by correct CITATION.  Take a 10 minute tour of our Plagiarism site found under Tutorials 

Plagiarism Tutorial: Try this Flash tutorial on avoiding plagiarism through properly quoting, paraphrasing and citing research sources.

Avoid Plagiarism

Plagiarism occurs when you use another person's verbal or written words or text in your own work without appropriately documenting the source of the borrowed words or text. The borrowed text could come from a variety of places, such as a book, a newspaper, a magazine, a website, or even another student's paper.

No matter where the text comes from, it must be documented accurately. Accurate documentation means that you must follow the MLA (Modern Language Association) or APA (American Psychological Association) rules for documentation.

Citing Your Sources

Your class will be using the following guide for citation:

Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. NY: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. Print.

When you are ready to cite the sources you have used for your research, visit the library's homepage and click on the Citations tab in the middle of the page.  Next click on the link for the MLA guide prepared by the library. It will offer example citations for the most common source types.  

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MLA - In Brief

The Hanging Indent with HTML In-text citation names the author of your source with the page number in parentheses. A works cited page provides publication information about all of your sources in list sorted alphabetically by author/editor last name (or title of work if no author.)


According to Keith Suter, Iraq is an important location for the study of archeology. He notes that some sites contain artifacts that date to 10,000 years ago. (193)

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Iraq is an important location for the study of archeology. Some sites contain artifacts that date to 10,000 years ago. (Suter 193)


Suter, Keith. "Protecting the World's Cultural Heritage." Contemporary Review. 290.1689. (2008): 193-99. Academic Search Complete. Web. 27 September 2009.

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