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Copyright & Fair Use: Plagiarism

This guide gives some resources on Copyright and Fair Use for the UTA community. This is only a guide to resources, not a legal document.


Plagiarism is taking IDEAS without giving credit.

UT Arlington Libraries Plagiarism Tutorial

Citation Style by Academic Discipline

Every academic discipline has an associated style. Always check with your Professor which style they require.

Citation Styles

MLA Formatting and Style Guide from The Owl at Purdue (SEVENTH EDITION)
"This resource, [is] updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.)" MLA style is commonly used in the Humanities.

MLA How to Guide (PDF)
This guide contains formats and examples for the source types most commonly cited by students.
How to Cite Using MLA - Clarification 2010: Citing Multimedia


Chicago Formatting and Style Guide from The Owl at Purdue (16th edition)

Chicago Citation Examples (Documentary-Note Style)
More examples of The Chicago Manual of Style (using Ibid, citing indirect sources, etc.)