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Course Guide to SOC 389: Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture: Citing Your Sources

This Course Guide is created to provide library resources for the students who take the class of Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture. Students can visit this Guide to get library books, journal articles, database materials and writing tools for the


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

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guid

Help with Citations for Electronic Resources

Here is the Guide on how to cite information you find on the internet in your class papers:

Guide to Citing Electronic Information


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.

Emory Writing Center

The Emory Writing Center is open for Fall 2016 in the regular location, Callaway N 212. To make an appointment, please visit the website:

Emory Writing Center

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