The Library Learning Commons at LWTech is your center for research on campus. We provide services and tools that can help you start your research assignment and also fortify your research skills in general. View our individual pages to get the help you need, and never hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions or would like to schedule a one-on-one tutorial with a librarian.
Citations (references to other works in your research) are invaluable to both you as the author and your audience/readers. This list contains links to resource to help you properly cite your sources in APA, MLA, AMA, and other styles. Below you will also find tools for generating and managing your references and citations. Please note that while many citation generators exist freely on the Internet, many of them are out of date or have not been verified for their effectiveness and accuracy.
Please visit the physical library for access to additional resources to help you with creating citations in various styles.
NoodleTools: create a reference page in various styles like MLA and APA. Note: requires an account registration that will exist throughout your time at LWTech, and saves your work to the cloud. LWTech subscribes to this platform and the librarians recommend it.
Zotero: this app, which can be run through a browser or downloaded to your computer, offers comprehensive functionality to capture research as you go, organize, and cite in a variety of formats.
Plagiarism is defined by Merriam Webster as "The act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person." At LWTech, committing acts of plagiarism is a serious offense and can be a detriment to your status as a student and your enrollment with the college. The library is committed to ensuring students, faculty, and other members of the academic community at LWTech get the resources and support needed when dealing with plagiarism. In addition to offering citation support [link to citation page] and providing instructional sessions for academic courses, librarians have compiled a list of "plagiarism prevention" resources. This list is updated regularly with new resources.
Please note: the LWTech "Avoiding Plagiarism" handout is currently under development.
Plagiarism 101 (Plagiarism.org) Learn about plagiarism, types, prevention, and access a glossary of terms.
Avoiding Plagiarism (Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) Learn about plagiarism, safe practices, and see examples.
Plagiarism.org Complete Resources Complete guide to plagiarism and how not to do it.
Purdue OWL Plagiarism Exercises: work on examples of plagiarism and see answers.
PaperRater: check for plagiarism, grammar, and more.
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