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Scholarly vs. Non-Scholarly SourcesThis handout explains the difference between scholarly and non-scholarly sources, and their relevancy to academic writing. Why Do We Cite?This handout list reasons why it is necessary to cite sources in academic writing, including giving credit, serving as a reference, and making a writer's work credible. WPA Statement on Best Practices for Avoiding PlagiarismThis is the official statement of the national council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA) on avoiding plagiarism. The statement explains what plagiarism is and presents research for students and faculty on how to avoid and discourage plagiarism.
MLA Style & Formatting
Basic MLA Format (PDF)This presentation outlines the different elements that go into a MLA style paper, detailing important aspects such as format and structure.MLA Format - Sample PaperThis is a sample paper in proper MLA format.
This presentation outlines the different elements that go into a Chicago formatted paper, detailing important aspects such as the two documentation styles used in Chicago and specific formatting guidelines.
The following is an an example of a Chicago Style paper in the Author-Date format.
The following is an example of a Chicago Style paper in the Notes Bibliography (NB) format including a bibliography.
The following is an example of Chicago Style paper in the Notes Bibliography (NB) format without a bibliography.