Cerro Coso generally uses two styles of citation. If you are unsure which to use for your paper, ask your instructor.
The Modern Language Association style of citation is generally used in courses such as English, Art, and other Humanities.
The American Psychological Association style of citation is generally used in courses such as Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Administration of Justice, and Sciences.
There are generally two parts to every citation:
This is where you place the quote or idea within the body of your paper so readers know exactly which page your quote came from.
This is the full citation at the end of your paper, usually on a separate Works Cited or References page. This directs readers to the complete source you used to find the information.
Citation Not Needed:
Plagiarism is the act of passing someone else's work off as one's own without giving them due credit. Regardless of whether a work is freely available or still under strict copyright, credit must still be given to avoid plagiarism. When using a work, always cite the location of the original so others can find and use the resource as well. This includes images found by Google!
Copyright Infringement is the use of someone else's work without their permission beyond the limits of fair use. When you copy a source, you must cite it to avoid plagiarism. However, you haven't avoided copyright infringement unless you also have permission to copy it.