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Citation Guide: Welcome

Get help in citing your sources for your assignments.


Why do we cite?

  • To give the proper credit.
  • To avoid plagiarism.
  • To give readers an opportunity to find more information by reading your sources' work.
  • To increase your credibility.
  • To show your readers that you have thoroughly researched your topic.

Prairie State College Writing Center

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers half-hour one-on-one tutoring sessions to help you with writing assignments in any of your classes. Walk-ins are welcome if a consultant is available, but appointments are encouraged. To make an appointment, stop by room 2637 in the Student Success Center, schedule an appointment online, or call (708) 709-3521.


Room 2637 (Second Floor)


Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri
9am - 7pm 9am - 7pm 9am - 2pm 9am - 2pm 9am - Noon

For more information:

Contact the Reception Desk 
(708) 709-3663 or  (708) 709-3521 

Schedule an Appointment Online 

Types of Plagarism

  Clone: Submitting another's work, word-for-word, as your own.

 CRTL-C: Containing significant portions of text from a single source without alterations.

  Find-Replace: Changing keywords and phrases but retaining the essential content of the source.

  Remix: Mixing paraphrased material from multiple sources.

  Recycle: Borrowing generously from your own work without citation.

  Hybrid: Combining cited sources and copied passages without citation.

  Mash-Up: Mixing copied material from multiple sources.

  404 Error: Citing non-existent or inaccurate information about sources.

  Aggregator: Including proper citation of sources, but the paper contains almost no original work.

  Re-tweet: Including proper citation of sources, but relies too closely on source's original wording and/or structure.

Source: "The 10 Types of Plagiarism". Via Butler University's "Avoiding Plagiarism" from All icons from Font Awesome.