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MTH 400 Research Methods in Mathematics: Writing and Citing


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

Make an appointment with a writing tutor from the Learning Center or ask your professor for help formatting citations properly.

Reference Books

Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction

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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.

The Dark Side of Plagiarism

College students often struggle with understanding how to use sources effectively and correctly.

Unless you're Darth Vader, make sure you're citing your sources.