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Resources for Writing Center Tutors

This guide was created for the Writing Center Tutors at Stetson University in January 2017. Updated August 2022.

Academic Honesty and Plagiarism

A basic characteristic of scholarly work is citing the sources used or referred to or borrowed from. It is academic dishonesty to use ideas from (even if you put them in different words), paraphrase, or quote from someone else's work without acknowledging the other source.

If you use someone else's work - their words, ideas, art work, music, web pages, software, or some other expression - you must acknowledge the author or creator. Failure to do so is an unethical practice called plagiarism. Stetson has an official policy regarding plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty on the University's Honor System page.

For more information on academic honesty and plagiarism, go to any of the following sites:

Style Manuals

The following style manuals are available in print in "ready reference," located behind the library's front desk:

  • ALWD (Legal)
  • AMA 11th edition
  • APA 7th edition
  • ASA 6th edition
  • Chicago 17th edition
  • Government Information
  • MLA 9th edition
  • Turabian 8th edition

Other style manuals are available electronically or in our print reference section on the 1st floor. For more info, see:

Citation Management Tools

Have a question? Ask a librarian! Email libref@stetson.edu. Call or text 386-747-9028.