How-To: Cite Sources

This guide will help to you cite your sources in-text and in the works cited/references page.

What is Plagiarism?

According to the MVCC Student Handbook (2018-19) examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct quotation of any source material whether published or unpublished without giving proper credit through the use of quotation marks, footnotes and other customary means of identifying sources. This includes complete sentences or paragraphs, or an entire piece of written work;
  • Paraphrasing another person’s ideas, opinions, or theories from books, articles, web sites, etc., without identifying and crediting sources and/or “cutting & pasting” from various sources without proper attribution;
  • Borrowing/copying facts, statistics, graphs, diagrams, photographs, or other illustrative or visual materials without identifying and crediting sources;
  • Copying another student’s essay test answers;
  • Submitting papers written by another person or persons;
  • Working together on an assignment and then submitting individual copies of the assignment as one’s own individual work without course instructor approval;
  • Buying, selling, downloading, or exchanging term papers, examinations, or other written assignments, or any part of them;
  • Offering false, fabricated, or fictitious sources for papers, reports, or other any other assignment;
  • Or any other act of plagiarism as defined by faculty within their syllabus​
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