When in Doubt Cite!

From Indiana University School of Education How to Recognize Plagiarism

"Side-by-side examples of correctly and incorrectly paraphrased and cited content. Paraphrasing is not simply about swapping out words for other words (finding new synonyms) but actually changing the structure and flow of the content into your own words or the meaning you have derived from the content."

Citation Builder

Flagstaff uses Easybib to build citations. For help with using Easybib please see Miss Denise in the LMC.

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Whether you are quoting a source directly or paraphrasing from a source you MUST cite your source.


Purdue OWL MLA website

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, 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.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

EasyBib MLA7 Quick Reference Guide

MLA7 Guide

Citing Social Media Sources APA & MLA

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Citing Creative Commons Images

Applies to all photographs, drawings, charts, cartoons, maps, etc.(but NOT tables).

From BibMe website:

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For Works Cited Page (Bibliography)

Photograph Found Online:

Last Name, First Name. Photograph Title. Year Created. Collection/Source Name, City of Publication or Display if available. Website Title. Medium. Date Accessed.

<adding direct URL is optional in MLA7 format>

Creative Commons (CC) Example:

Horesh, Motti. Sea Turtle. 11 November 2010. Flickr Creative Commons. Flickr Creative Commons. Web. 8 Jan. 2016.


For in-text or presentaion -->located just under the image:

Figure #. Creative Commons (CC) by photographer's name. Source.

CC photo by Armando Maynez. Flickr. 2009

Public Domain Example:


Public Domain image. Wikimedia Commons. 2006.