Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

MSN 501 Nursing Theory and Clinical Leadership: Writing, Citing, and Presenting


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

Find Non-Copyright Images for Presentations (1) Search for your term, (2) Select Image Search, (3) Search Tools, (4), then Usage Rights.  Choose a "Labeled for reuse" category that suits your needs. (1) Search for your term, (2) click License, (3) select Creative Commons only.


Clip Art sites from

The Public Domain Project (

  • Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects. Completely free & made available by Pond5.

Why is Citation Important?

video from Kimbel Library

Avoiding Plagiarism

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

  • 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.

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