How to Avoid Plagiarizing

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Documentation Styles

Follow the guidelines below for the documentation styles appropriate for your discipline. Remember, consultants can help you prevent plagarizing and guide you through the specific formatting instructions for your particular paper.


The Modern Language Association for the humanities (English, Catholic Studies, Art History)


The American Psychological Association used in the social sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology)

The Chicago Manual of Style

Used primarily in history


American Sociological Association

Council of Science Editors

The Council of Biology Editors for the sciences