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CHIN 1999: Senior Thesis/Project- Oakland Campus: How to Cite

This guide is designed to help undergraduate students doing research for their senior thesis and/or projects.

Avoiding Plagiarism

It is very important that you acknowledge other people's works if you use them as your references!  The following video tutorial created by the University  Library System will assist you in avoiding plagiarism. It presents the concept of plagiarism, ways to avoid it, and reviews University policy regarding plagiarism.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Putting it all together

Organizing your research and putting your ideas down on paper can be difficult.  You can get writing help at the Writing Center.

Citing Sources

Correctly citing information is an essential skill for any academic researcher. Our Major Citation Styles guide provides links to several online style guides covering the basics of correctly citing your sources.

It's often best to consult the official style guides when in doubt.  Most ULS libraries will have copies of such popular citation style guides as the American Psychological Association, the Modern Language Association, or the Chicago Manual of Style.

Citing Sources Using a Citation Manager

Keep track of all of your reference lists and bibliographies. Pitt's library resources work with citation management tools and allow you to import citations from sources like PITTCat+ and article databases.