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CMP-120 (Rosenbaum_Spring_2020)

Expository Writing

Citing Sources

copying without permission is stealing / thief

Source:; author: Nina Paley

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Rider's Policies on Plagiarism

The Rider Libraries webpage has information and links to resources on plagiarism. The following information is from this website (

"Plagiarism is the representation of the ideas of others as one's own. Unfortunately, plagiarism can be unintentional, as well as intentional (look at what happened to George Harrison via The Copyright Website).

Like most colleges and universities, Rider takes a strong stand against plagiarism. Policies and handbooks are posted on Rider's website: Links to policies regarding copyright law are found on this page, including the Student Code of Social Conduct.

The Libraries' website provides excerpts of style guides to assist you in using correct citations to give attributions.

Other helpful sites include:

Do not hesitate to ask librarians for assistance in avoiding plagiarism"


Use NoodleTools to walk you through creating your Works Cited/References list (supports MLA, APA, & Chicago styles). NoodleTools can be found on the Libraries' web page under “Biblliography and Citation Tools.”

You provide the correct citation elements (author, title, source, etc.).

NoodleTools takes care of the format and punctutation! Import your citations into Word or email them to yourself or others.

NoodleTools also allows you to take notes, organize and analyze your resources, and share your work with your classmates and professors.

Modern Language Association (MLA) Citations

Use NoodleTools to create a works cited page for your paper.  NoodleTools can be found on the Libraries' web page under “Biblliography and Citation Tools.” 

When you access NoodleTools from off-campus, you will be asked first for your Rider EasyPass username and password. 

  1. Create your own NoodleTools Personal ID & Password and click Sign in.
  2. Once signed into NoodleTools, click on +New Project.
  3. Enter a project title (e.g., “LEAD 550”), select a Citation style (MLA) and select Advanced for the Citation Level.
  4. This will take you to the Dashboard where you can add Project details, Sharing & Collaboration permissions and To-do items.  (No entries are required here.)
  5. Click on the Sources tab at the top of the page to start your works cited page. 
  6. Click on +Create a new citation.
  7. Answer the questions about your resource and complete the form.
  8. Click on Submit.
  9. To add more citations, repeat steps 6-8.
  10. To create/print your works cited page for your paper, click on Print/Export in the toolbar and select an option (e.g., Print/Export to Word). 

Example of Newspaper article:

Diagram of database citation, with "Title of article" pointing to the title: "But is he really smart? Gardener's Multiple Intelligences Theory in the World of Harry Potter" which is in big letters at the top of the screen. "Journal Title" with a red arrow points to "Source: Popular Culture Review." "Date" with a red arrow points to 2003 Summer; "Volume" with a red arrow points to 14; Issue with a red arrow point to (2), and pages points to 55-61. "Click here to learn more about this journal" points to [Journal Detail] link.

This is an example of a journal article and the diagram labels the different parts of the citation.

This is an example of citing a chapter within a book.