According to the SMU Code of Integrity, plagiarism is defined as using the ideas, data, or language of another without specific or proper acknowledgment. More information concerning plagiarism can be found in the research guide " How do I avoid Plagiarism"?
To avoid plagiarism, an author has to cite the references used in his research paper or other works. The references are often compiled, based on a particular citation style.
A citation style or format refers to the particular rules and conventions that have been established for documenting sources used in a research paper or other works. Examples of citation styles are APA Citation Style and Chicago Citation Style.
More information on these citation styles can be found in the following research guides:
A bibliographic management software such as EndNote helps to facilitate the compilation of references.The following research guides on EndNote are available: