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Sociology: Plagiarism

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.

NSU Writing Center

Need help on organizing content, editing a paper, or polishing your thesis, the NSU Writing Center located on the first floor of the LBB Library provides one-on-one consultations to NSU undergraduate and graduate students. The writing center is open Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Walk-ins are welcome, students with an appointment will be serviced first.
To make an appointment, call the NSU Writing Center at (757) 823-2271 or use the online appointment scheduler WCONLINE.

Contact the Writing Center via email at with questions or comments.

What is Plagiarism

Cititations & Bibliographies

Citing your sources

  • A Citation is a written reference of a source either published or unpublished.
  • Identifies the resource that the work is found.
  • Appears in a list at the end of the paper.

  APA (American Psychological Association) is often the style of choice for papers in the social sciences, business, and sometimes health sciences. Always remember to ask your professor which style he/she prefers.  Tutorial

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material to Purdue University Students, members of the community, and users worldwide.Individuals will find information to assist with many writing projects.

Bedford Bibliographer

Web-based application that makes it easy for students to collect and organize sources.

Create citations in multiple formats like APA, MLA, Harvard & Chicago etc.
This site provides examples for creating reference citations for research papers. It includes MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago styles. It allows users to type information in the text boxes and citation machine creates the work citations.

How to Paraphase

Paraphrase vs Plagiarism