Early College: Avoiding Plagiarism

Citation Software

  • EndNoteEndNote is a program that can help you manage citations for your research projects. It can automate much of the work of organizing and formatting citations and bibliographies in your writing. EndNote can connect to online sources such as GIL and article databases, output results in over 1,000 different bibliographic styles.

  • Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is an application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser to download sources, and best of all it's free.


Grammarly is an English language writing-enhancement platform developed by Grammarly, Inc., and launched in 2009. Grammarly's proofreading and plagiarism-detection resources check more than 250 grammar rules. Wikipedia


Anatomy of a Citation for Works Cited


Last name, First name. "Title of article in quotation marks with a period." Name of journal italicized, vol. #, no. #, Month Year, pp. #-#.

Second line of a citation is indented.


Last name, First name. Name of Book italicized. Publisher, Year.

Cite in MLA Format

Title of Article: "I got a bone to pick": Formal Ambivalence and Double Consciousness in Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta".

Source/Journal: Music Theory Online.

Author: Bungert, James

Date: May 2019

Vol. 25 Issue 1,




Book title: The big payback : the history of the business of hip-hop

Publisher: New York : New American Library

Date: 2010

Author: Dan Charnas

BibMe: Free Bibliography and Citation Maker

BibMe a Chegg service will check your paper for grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, verb tense and unintentional plagiarism. The free version provides 20 of these suggestions and unlimited citation checks in multiple styles.