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Course Guide to CHN 375: China and the West: Citing Your Sources

Ever since China and the West encountered with each other, the influence between these two hemispheres has changed the local and world history in the aspects of culture, military, politics, economics and civilization.


Using the work of another scholar without proper citation, whether that work is availab in print or online, is plagiarism, a violation of the Emory Honor Code, here are some information for you to avoid plagiarism.

How can you avoid plagiarism?

Citing Your Sources


Citing your sources means you cite the resources you used for your writing so as to give credit to those people whose idears or words you are using in your paper and to distinguish their ideas/words from your own.  It also allows your readers to verify your claims and to get more information from the source materials.

Prof. Cai requires this class to use The Chicago Manual of Style, please follow this Style's Guide:

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guid

Printed version:

REF DESK Z253 .U69 2003

MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Printed version: LB2369 .G53 2009 Reference Desk

Help with Citations for Electronic Resources



EndNote is a program that makes it possible to collect and organize references in a database and instantly create properly formatted bibliographies.



Zotero, a Firefox add-on, collects, manages, and cites research sources. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies using Word or Open Office.

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