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Plagiarism is a serious academic offense. If you do it deliberately, it is considered cheating. If caught, students could face penalties up to and including expulsion from the college. Columbus State Community College addresses plagiarism in the Student Code of Conduct, Academic Misconduct, Policy No. 7-10. Plagiarism is:
Students can accidentally plagiarize when they fail to cite their sources accurately or misplace them in the document.
This guide will help you learn how to cite sources in MLA format. Specifically, you will learn to:
*Note that in April 2016, MLA revised its rules on how to document sources in its 8th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Please check with your instructor to see if your class requires you to follow the 7th or 8th edition for MLA documentation. Click here for more information on the new 8th edition.
When you write a research paper, you will read research that others have performed before you. You need to mention (or cite), the sources that you used. At the end of the paper, you will create a list of those sources in alphabetical order. In MLA format, the list is called Works Cited; Sometimes, this list is referred to as a Bibliography.
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