The most commonly used style manuals are APA (American Psychological Association), which is usually used in the social sciences, MLA (Modern Language Association), which is used in the humanities, and Chicago Manual of Style, which is used primarily in History.
Here are online guides to three of the most popular citation styles:
Plagiarism is taking credit for someone else's writing as if it were one's own. To avoid plagiarism, you must provide full citations for all types of sources, including, books, articles, government documents, interviews, Internet sources, and media.
Remember that accidental plagiarism is still plagiarism! Knowing the standards of CUNY's Academic Integrity Policy can help you use sources in an academically acceptable way.
Strategies for avoiding plagiarism: