Using someone else's words or ideas without giving them credit is called plagiarism. Avoid plagiarism by learning to correctly cite your sources any time you borrow from someone else. Be sure to use the correct citation format for your course. The Student Handbook: Categories of Academic Dishonesty outlines how plagiarism is defined at WT.
Writing styles are sets of standards for:
Ask your professor what style you should be using! Use the resources bellow for more information.
APA Style is used primarily in the social and behavioral sciences, such as Psychology, Sociology, and similar disciplines.
Use the following links from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) to format your:
Additionally, the library has a print copy of the APA manual. See below for further information on finding a copy:
If you're not sure about how to cite sources, contact the writing center or
There are two forms of Chicago Style, find out which format you need to follow:
|Creating an In-text Citation
|Forming a Bibliography
|Forming a Reference List
WTAMU faculty, staff, and students have access to the full manual online.
The Manual is also available in print at the library:
For those needing Turabian, you can consult the Turabian Quick Guide provided by the University of Chicago Press or consult the following manual at the library:
If you need help, contact the writing center or