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Citation Style Resources: Start Here

According to the Kean Academic Integrity Policy, you must always acknowledge (cite) the source of any words, ideas, data, images, music, etc. used in your papers, presentations, etc. This guide covers some of the most commonly used citation styles.

Academic Integrity at Kean University

Kean University's Academic Integrity Policy explains the importance placed on intellectual honesty, personal ethics and values for all members of the Kean academic community.

Plagiarism is one type of academic integrity violation, and it has very serious consequences. In order to avoid committing plagiarism, the work presented by an individual must truly represent the work of that person, and such work must acknowledge the source of any words, ideas, data, images, music, etc. that have been incorporated into a paper, presentation, Web site, multimedia project, and so on. 

Citations to the original source material must accompany word-for-word quotes enclosed in quotation marks, block quotations, and paraphrased material (ideas that you have put into your own words).

While you gather source material for your research projects, make sure that you keep track of the information you will need in order to acknowledge your sources.

Citation Style Guides

The following citation style guides are available through the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons. Books with a Call Number beginning with the letters "Ref" are shelved in alphanumeric order by call number in the Reference Collection on the second floor or at the Reference Desk on the first floor. Books with the designation "Electronic Resource" are e-books, which are accessible by clicking the hyperlinked title.

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