Many of the article databases that NOVA subscribes to, such as Proquest and Ebsco's Academic Search Complete, will provide citations. These citations should be carefully checked for accuracy.
You can also ask a librarian for help, or consult the websites listed below:
Citing your sources means listing the sources (books, websites, articles) you used for your research.
Why to Cite:
When to Cite:
You should cite a source if you reproduce, quote, paraphrase, or summarize ideas created by others. When in doubt, cite!
Plagiarism Has Consequences:
Plagiarism may not seem like a big deal, but there can be some severe and/or long lasting effects:
The following websites may help you better understand and avoid plagiarism. Remember that there are serious consequences for plagiarizing.