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Many article databases and our library catalog will format citations for you. Use these automatic citations to save time, but check to make sure they are complete and accurate. Here are some sites with useful information on MLA and APA Citation Styles.
Online Writing Lab resources to help you use the Chicago Manual citation and format style.
Citation Management Tools
EndNote is a bibliographic citation management software. UNC Charlotte has licenses for EndNote available to all students. Don't know how to use it? Take EndNote101 at the Library for free!
Zotero is a free open-source citation management tool that lets you save articles, websites, and other materials. There are useful tutorials for getting starting and maximizing this resource. Zotero needs to be installed on your computer.
Citations help you find information and images again - check out the UNC Charlotte citation guide HERE.
VIDEO: Why We Cite
Video produced by the UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center.
UNC Charlotte students should understand and abide by the University’s policy on academic integrity.
What is Plagiarism?
"In an instructional setting, plagiarism occurs when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source."
"This definition applies to texts published in print or online, to manuscripts, and to the work of other student writers."
"A student who attempts (even if clumsily) to identify and credit his or her source, but who misuses a specific citation format or incorrectly uses quotation marks or other forms of identifying material taken from other sources, has not plagiarized. Instead, such a student should be considered to have failed to cite and document sources appropriately."