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These web pages will help you to cite the resources you use. You must cite the sources that you use to avoid plagiarism. All direct quotes must be cited; all ideas or facts taken from some other writer, even though in your own words, must be cited. It is PLAGIARISM if you copy another's words without quoting! If you paraphrase another's ideas or words without giving credit to the author, it is also PLAGIARISM! 

The LPC guide to academic honesty and plagiarism can be found in the Las Positas College Academic Honesty Statement. The LPC Library also offers a Plagiarism Tutorial. Another good student guide from Indiana University's Writing Tutorial Services can be found at Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It.


Citation tools like the ones below can be a great way to get some help with your citations.  However, make sure you know how to use them responsibly.  Click here to review the OWL at Purdue's guide to "Using Citation Machine's Responsibly."