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Basic Research Process

Plagiarism & Citing Sources

It is important to avoid plagiarism and cite your sources in academic writing.  During the writing process, you will synthesize the information from your sources and quote or summarize the content in your own words.  

Avoid plagiarism by citing your quotes and summaries using the citation style assigned by your instructor.  

South College Writing Labs and Smarthinking online tutoring can help you with your paper writing.  

The library website provides guides and manuals for APA and AMA style.  Librarians can help you double check your citations and references.