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Citation Guides

Daemen librarians are here to help answer your citation-related questions. The best place to begin is with one of our quick-reference citation guides, which provide reference examples and answers to the most common citation-related questions.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Whenever you quote, paraphrase, or summarize the findings or ideas that aren't your own, you need to attribute that information to the original author(s) it came from. Failure to do so is considered plagiarism.

Attributing information to another author is done by what is called citing or referencing that author. Depending on the style your professor asks you to use, this may be accomplished by using either in-text citations or footnotes. You will also be expected to include a list of full citations that describe each work and enable your reader to locate the item. This list may be referred to as References, Works Cited, or a Bibliography depending on the citation style you use.