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Media Center

This guide is an overview of the services and equipment offered by the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library's Media Center.

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism - the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.

Students at NSU who commit plagiarism can receive a failing grade on their paper or class,placed on probation or expelled from the university. The purpose of the video below is to help you understand what plagiarism is, and to teach you how to avoid plagiarism. Be mindful to cite when using someone's else work.










Melania vs Michelle

Cititations & Bibliographies

Citing your sources

  • A citation identifies the resource where the work is found.
  • A citation is a written reference of a source either published or unpublished.
  • The source of a citation appears in a list at the end of the paper.



APA (American Psychological Association) is often the style of choice for papers in the social sciences, business, and sometimes health sciences. Always remember to ask your professor which style he/she prefers.  Tutorial




MLA (Modern Language Association) is often the style of choice for papers in language and literature. Remember to ask your professor which style is preferred. MLA tutorial from Hunter's College.



Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material to Purdue University Students, members of the community, and users worldwide.Individuals will find information to assist with many writing projects.


Bedford Bibliographer

This web-based application makes it easy for students to collect and organize sources.

Create citations in multiple formats like APA, MLA, Harvard & Chicago etc.
This site provides examples for creating reference citations for research papers. It includes MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago styles. It allows users to type information in the text boxes and citation machine creates the work citations.

How to Paraphase

Paraphrase vs Plagiarism

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