English 102 (Hoffman): Cite your Sources

Essay #4: Research Essay

AVOID Plagiarism

Plagiarism: Plagiarism is using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to the other person.


Paraphrasing without giving credits to the original source

Quoting less than what has been copied

Creating a paper by cutting and pasting phrases, sentences, or paragraphs from other publications

Working on an individual assignment with a partner and turning in identical answers







Chabot MLA Handout

MLA Handbook, 7th Edition

You will be given a citation handout in class. However, you can access the online version here. Or you can come in and ask the reference librarian for a hard copy of the handbooks.

You Quote It, You Cite It!

You Quote It, You Cite It Icon

You Quote It, You Cite It! is Las Positas Library's adaptation of the Acadia University Library's tutorial on plagiarism.  Click here to take the tutorial.

Get Help

IF IN DOUBT, don't hesitate to contact the LIBRARY (in-person, phone, email, or chat), we can quickly refer to online sources and/or the actual MLA or APA manual to confirm or verify any citation you are having trouble with. I'd also suggest bookmarking the following websites:

MLA Website

APA Website

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)