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Chinese 642 - Chinese Current Events for Advanced Heritage Learners: Citation Help

When to Use Citations

You must use citations when:

  • You use a direct quote from a resource.
  • You paraphrase a sentence or paragraph from a source.
  • You use an IDEA from a source that is not common knowledge.

When in doubt, cite it!

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Plagiarism FAQ

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Plagiarism as:

The action or practice of plagiarizing; the wrongful appropriation or purloining, and publication as one's own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas (literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, etc.) of another.

Save time with a Citation generator

NoodleTools is a bibliographic citation and notes management tool.  It supports you in creating citations for various source types in the appropriate style, and also helps you keep those citations associated with the notes that you take on the sources you use.  It is simple to use and will save you time.

How to Cite with MLA?

 

For this course, you will be using the MLA Style from Modern Language Association.  MLA uses parenthetical references (instead of footnotes).

The following handouts will help you prepare and understand how to use the MLA Citation.  However, feel free to contact Ms. Pei or an Instructional Librarian at the Help Desk for further help when needed!  In the meantime, you are also encouraged to use NoodleTools.