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Advanced Library Research Techniques: Citation Tools & Plagiarism

This guide will help you improve your research skills and develop expertise in evaluating, comparing, and selecting reliable and credible sources of information.


ZoteroBib is a free service to help people quickly create perfect bibliographies. Here is a quick tutorial explaining the process.


Citation Resources


Unique ways to Retrieve Citations and use Citations to Retrieve Full-Text Articles

  • Use Google Scholar to find a full text/pdf copy of a journal article.  If you have a citation and want a full text/PDF copy of the article, you can use Google Scholar to get a full text/pdf copy of the article. Note, if you are off-Campus, you will need to make sure you configure Google Scholar. 

Writing Centers

Many other U.S. Universities also have excellent undergraduate writing centers. Check these out for more information. 


Plagiarism (Practice of stealing someone else's work or ideas as your own) Mix - 4 Famous Musicians (Who Stole Their Biggest Hits) - The Spit Take YouTube (February 2, 2015)

NSU Academic Policy

Norfolk State University adheres to policies and procedures on plagiarism and academic honesty. There are consequences and the results can be failure for the class, expulsion from the class, or  expulsion from the University.

See: Academic Dishonesty Procedures on the University's website.