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)

- MLA center list item


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

- APA center list item

The Chicago Manual of Style

Used primarily in history

- Chicago style center list item


American Sociological Association

- ASA center list item

Council of Science Editors

The Council of Biology Editors for the sciences

- Council of Science Editors center list item