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*African Studies Research Guide: Citing Your Sources

Covers major background sources, databases and web sites related to African Studies



Using the work of another scholar without proper citation, whether that work is available in print or online, is plagiarism, a violation of the Emory Honor Code. It is extremely easy for professors to discover work plagiarized from web sources -- they know how to use Google at least as well as you do, and there are many online tools available specifically to help educators detect plagiarized work.

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Citing Sources

Useful Citation Guides:


Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities Documentation Guidelines 

Citing Your Sources Research Guide

Documenting Electronic Resources

Writer's Center: Documenting Styles . Covers other popular citiation styles and has useful section on citing sources and avoiding plagiarism.


EndNote is a personal citation/bibliography manager program. It helps researchers organize their references in a database which can be used to format citations and create bibliographies automatically in a word processor.


A free personal Citation/bibliography manager program that has many fans. Check out the Zotero page for more information.


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