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Why cite?

Incorporating sources and citing the work of others correctly are critical in academia, not only to avoid plagiarism, but to establish the credibility of one's own work by following established norms and leaving an accurate data trail so that others can conduct follow-on research. All unrestricted thesis drafts are checked for originality using Turnitin software.


Citation guides

Get rules for Chicago, APA, IEEE and More

Required or Preferred Styles by Department


How to cite responsibly—must reads!

Paraphrasing and Quoting For All Citation Styles

Borrowing Images, Tables and Figures Fairly

Citing Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Citing Equations in IEEE

Advice for Acing Your Turnitin Review | Have questions about Turnitin use at NPS? See our TII FAQs.


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"Paraphrasing and Quoting Like a Pro" - Register and View Slideshow

You’ve all heard what you shouldn’t be doing: don’t violate the Honor Code, don’t plagiarize, don’t forget the rules of academic integrity. This workshop focuses on what to do to avoid these serious problems. We give you the skills to confidently incorporate others’ words, ideas, analyses, models, and images into your own writing. You will gain experience summarizing, paraphrasing, and incorporating quotes from source material.

"Citation Management with Refworks" - Register

Mastering the world of citations is a necessary component of academic writing. Yet, generating bibliographies, references, and notes often seems tedious, time consuming, and overly technical. This workshop will introduce you to RefWorks, a tool that organizes and stores data on your sources, and then creates notes and bibliographies in a wide variety of citation standards, saving you time and frustration.


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