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Plays and Playwrights: Citing Information

This guide is intended to help students find basic information about plays, and playwrights.

How to Cite Articles and Books

In academic writing, it is important to cite your references - in other words, to acknowledge and document the authors' works which you have consulted and used in your own work. There are a number of different options for formatting citations. Certain bibliographic styles correspond to certain disciplines, and you often may have a specific style assigned to you for a project. However, the most important thing to remember is that your citation style must be consistent throughout a single paper.

Research and documentation in the electronic age

Plagiarism - whose idea was that

Easy Bib

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Need something less heavy-duty than RefWorks or EndNote?  NYU Libraries now subscribes to EasyBib, a online bibliography formatting and citation management tool which supports:

-MLA, APA, and Chicago styles
-Parenthetical and footnote formatting
-Saving, sharing, and exporting citation lists

Avoiding Plagiarism

This site contains an interactive tutorial that explains what plagiarism is and how to properly credit authors.

Citation Tips

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RefWorks -- an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.