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Using Information Responsibly: Citing Sources

A multimedia tutorial that defines academic integrity, citing sources, and plagiarism.

Need Help with Citations?

Need Help ASA Style Citations?

ASA Style (American Sociological Association)


Online Citation Managers

The reference page and in-text citations can sometimes be the

most stressful part of writing a paper, but it doesn't have to be this way! 

There are two tools you can use to make this process much easier!  Click on the links below to learn more about each.


Citation software such as EndNote Basic, Mendeley, and Zotero are provided for your convenience only.

Please use them with caution.

They can make mistakes when creating bibliographies:

  1. Be sure to review the results to check for formatting, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, required elements, etc. for the citation style you are using.
  2. Consult the appropriate official style manual for the definitive answer to your citation questions.

Plagiarism in the News

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Tips to avoid accidental plagiarism


Consult these resources for more info:

Avoiding Plagiarism Flowchart

Don't forget that you can use the ISU Writing Center to help you review your paper including your reference page! 

Walk-in and appointment service is available for Pocatello or Idaho Falls students.

Quoting, Summarizing, & Paraphrasing

Consult these resources for more info:

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