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HIS-150 (Boyer, Fall 2019)

Citing your Sources

When quoting – when you repeat a piece of information in the author’s exact words or exactly as published.

 •Introduce the quote


 •Add a spin

Rebecca always knew she was special.  In her life story, she writes “Since I was ten, I always knew I was meant for great things” (Smith 33).  Rebecca’s mission began then.

When paraphrasing - putting another’s ideas into your own words.

•You must acknowledge that you are using another’s intellectual property (ideas,  facts, graphs, tables, pictures, diagrams, software music, etc). 

When using a statistic
  • You must acknowledge where the information was found.

Rider Libraries's research guide Citations: Understanding and Creating help students cite sources correctly to give attributions.  An tutorial for MLA citation is included on this page.  


Use Noodle Tools  to walk you through creating your Works Cited/References list (supports MLA, APA, & Chicago styles).

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

NoodleTools takes care of the format and punctuation! 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.

Create an account with NoodleTools.

NoodleTools Research Guide

What is Plagiarism - a tutorial from University of Maine; or Avoiding Plagiarism a research guide by the Wichita State University.