Cite Your Sources
Plagiarism is a serious issue. Make sure you site your sources and give credit where credit is due!
1. View tools and examples in our Citation Tools guide:
2. View our "Style Manuals and Information on Writing Papers" site on our web page, under "Research Tools":
3. Get your hands on MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
4. Create a free RefWorks account, allowing you to create your own database of research including articles, citations and the ability to automatically create bibliographies.
Where To Start
Writing an English 110 or 120 paper that requires you to find outside sources? Start with these:
- Journal/Newspaper/Magazine articles: Academic Search Complete or OmniFile Full-Text Mega (H. W. Wilson) or NC Live Databases
The first two listed are great general databases when you need a place to start to find journal articles or other types of articles on your topic. NC Live provides many databases on different subjects
Find Books in the Online Catalog
Keyword Searching Tips:
- and - both terms must be present (Ex: Shakespeare and gender)
- or - either term may be present (Ex: men or masculinity)
- * - truncation (Ex: feminis* - will find feminism, feminist, etc.)
Citation Guides - Online Resources