While you are writing, it is helpful to have a couple of tools handy:
Ask your campus librarians what they have that you can check out. Here are some online resources:
To keep this from happening, you need to learn the right way to let people know when you're using words or ideas from other people. There are several different citation formats; Baker College uses the APA (American Psychological Association) format.
The APA format is made up of 2 different pieces: in-text citations and a reference page.
|1||The in-text citations go in the body of your paper, right where you use the information. This tells the people reading your paper where you got the information. The in-text citation includes the author's last name and the year.|
|2||The reference page is a list of all of the sources that you cited in your paper. The list is alphabetical by author's last name. This way your instructor can easily find a source on your reference page from your in-text citation.|