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Here is some information to help you get started. Many students cringe at the idea of research. It is overwhelming to read, choose a topic, write, and rewrite papers. Here are some example papers and links for MLA and APA style of citations.


Plagiarism is very taboo in American culture. Western styles of writing believe it is important to source the authors that we use ideas from in our papers. Therefore, be sure not to directly quote or paraphrase information from a source without documenting it.

Citing with MLA

Sample paper

Documenting within the text 

The Works Cited Page 

Citing with APA

Sample paper 

Documenting within the text 

The Reference Page 

Research Links

IUP Library 

Links for Internet Research 

On-line Research Paper Helps (Diana Hacker)

Electronic documentation 

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