LER 100: First Year Seminar

This guide will give FYS students a brief overview to the services and resources at CMCC's Learning Commons

Why do we use citations?

While in college you will be asked to submit work that is your original thought.  You don't need to give credit for this.  You'll also be required to use the scholarship of others and use that in your own work.  You must give credit to that scholarship by citing it.  Using someone else's work without giving credit (even if you do it by mistake) is plagiarism.  So you create a bibliography, a reference page, or a works cited page, and you place "in-text" references within your paper to let your teacher know where you found all that fantastic information.  You have a lot of tools available to you to help with this process.  You'll find links help with APA and MLA citations and formatting on the Learning Commons homepage.  Below you'll find information about using NoodleTools, which will help you create and format your citations. The NoodleTools institutional logon and password is available in the Learning Commons, and your instructor should have it as well.