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DANC 2450: Dance History and Culture

Ballet History

Avoiding Plagiarism

Using someone else's words or ideas and passing them off as your own work is plagiarism, which is unethical and cause for academic consequences, including failing your class.  The video below is from the WMU Libraries Instruct program, and explains in more detail what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.  If you are logging in from off campus, you may need to authenticate with your BroncoNet ID and password to watch the video.

Which Style to Use?

Your instructor usually determines which style you must use in your papers. If you aren't sure, ask your professor.

This page links to information on MLA style and others.

Citation Management Tools

Quick Citation Formatting in Databases.

Many databases allow you to format citations into various writing styles. When available, look for the wording “cite” or “cite now,” or see if it is an option after clicking on “save, print, email.”

OWL -- The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

The Writing Lab at Purdue University does a superb job of helping to guide students in the use of the writing style guides.  Be sure and visit their site once you have put your own citations into the proper format to see check your work.