Different academic disciplines have specific guidelines for organizing material and citing sources. These rules are published as style manuals.
What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is "presenting within one’s own work the ideas, representations, or words of another person without customary and proper acknowledgement of that person’s authorship." (3.1.3 TCC Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities)
To avoid plagiarism make sure to correctly paraphrase (put into your own words) and include citations for information that was not your original thought. For more information, please explore the links below or reach out to a librarian using Ask A Librarian!
What is Plagiarism? Information for TCC Students (6:46)
AMA is used by some disciplines in health professions and has been designed specifically for use in medical fields.
AMA Manual of Style
The Bluebook (20th Edition)
The Chicago Manual of Style (University of Chicago Press)
CSE (Council of Science) Format
Developed by the Council of Science Editors (CSE), CSE format is used for scientific publishing. The latest update is the 8th edition, published in 2014.
GSA (Geological Society of America) Format
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (8th edition)
Below are some options to help you generate a citation. Remember to check citations as no generators are error-free.