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ART 342 History of Western Art: Writing and Citing

Resources

Ask a librarian if you need help finding a citation, or if you are unsure of when to cite.

Go to the writing center or ask your professor for help formatting citations properly.

MLA

MLA was developed by the Modern Language Association. The humanities typically use MLA format to cite sources.

Avoid Plagiarism

  • Keep careful research notes and keep track of citations and where your information comes from.

  • Copy and paste judiciously.

  • Remember that most of the words you are using should be yours. Quotes from sources should be used to bolster your ideas.

  • If you paraphrase or quote, you need to cite.  Other people's ideas need to be credited as well as their quoted words.

Writing & Citing

APA

APA style was developed by the American Psychological Association. The social sciences often use APA style for documenting sources.