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American Studies: Citations

This subject guide showcases resources for American Studies research.

Chicago Style

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Additional Resources

Other Helpful Resources:

Purdue OWL: Easy-to-use citation resource. Provides rules and examples.

Chicago Style Q & A: Helps clarify confusing questions on a  variety of topics.

Turabian Style: Official online quick guide. 

Footnotes and Endnotes:

Purdue OWL Chicago Basics: Covers basics of in-text citation rules and more.

Bibliography:

Purdue OWL Chicago Bibliography Basics: Covers basics of reference list rules and more.

Additional Citation Examples:

University of Maryland Chicago Style Guide: Contains a lot of useful examples.

From Purdue OWL: Avoiding Plagiarism

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The Zen of Citations

Zen of Citation

Plagiarism: How To Avoid It

Plagiarism & CSUF Student Conduct

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the unacknowledged and inappropriate use of the ideas or wording of another writer. Since plagiarism corrupts values in which the university community is fundamentally committed – the pursuit of knowledge, intellectual honesty – plagiarism is considered a grave violation of academic integrity and the sanctions against it are correspondingly severe. Plagiarism can be characterized as "academic theft."

Bottom line is: If you use someone else's idea, give them credit.

See the following resources for information on CSUF's policies regarding student conduct and plagiarism: