Writing the Paper
When it is time to gather all of your notes and start writing the paper, avoid the most common mistake - plagiarism. Plagiarism is not only taking large parts of someone else's work and not attributing credit to that author; paraphrasing sections of a work, even using synonyms and citing the work, is also plagiarism.
Even if the ideas are rewritten, the source of the idea must be cited and the author given credit.
To cite sources and prepare a bibliography, the MLA style manual is one of several style manuals available for use. In addition to the reference book, there are many helpful online option to help you cite your work. None of these options is perfect and you MUST check your results.
Use the following:
Reference librarians can help you at any stage of the research process. Please stop by the Reference Desk, call us (610-921-7211) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When the library is closed, you can get help at AskHerePA.