Citing Sources and Works Cited
Documenting guidelines for citing sources and avoiding plagiarism from Duke University Libraries.
In academic communities, the ethics of research demand that writers be credited for their work and their writing. Not to do so is to plagiarize (to intentionally or unintentionally appropriate the ideas, language, or work of another without sufficient acknowledgement that such material is not one's own).
We (Duke Univ. Libraries) offer the following sections as guides to help you understand how to cite the sources you have used in writing your papers, as well as to understand the nature of plagiarism and how to avoid it.