To avoid plagiarism you must cite any information and ideas which are not your own. Style guides provide examples of the correct format for creating in-text citations and reference lists. Before beginning your paper, be sure to ask your instructor which style to use in your paper.
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Citation generators allow you to add citation information to a form and submit it, receiving a properly formatted citation in return. They work for APA, MLA, and other major citation styles.
NOTE: Be sure to check the references generated by these tools against a style manual or other credible source. Do not assume they they are correct.