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Plagiarism: What Every Student Needs to Know - From our Information & Research Instruction Suite (IRIS). 4 modules, including an overview of citation styles.
WCC's Student Success and Advising Handbook includes a section on "Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism." You can download a copy of the handbook from Whatcom's Student Orientation page.
Each edition of the WCC Catalog includes a definition of plagiarism and academic dishonesty. WCC's Catalogs & Class Schedule page has a link to current and past catalogs.
Annotated Bibliographies - Purdue OWL
Annotated Bibliographies - U. of Wisconsin-Madison
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography - Cornell University
Writing an Annotated Bibliography - University of Toronto
Warning: The accuracy of these tools depends on the data entered. If you are going to use them, try more than one and compare your results to a citation format resource.
KnightCite (APA, MLA, Chicago) - Calvin College
Citation Machine (APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian)
Zotero (APA, MLA, and many more) - software for use in browser, etc.
Writing a paper
Consider visiting the WCC Writing Center website.
Signal words - When writing a research paper, one often refers to the ideas and thoughts of others. If you feel that you're using the words say, says, and said too often, refer to our chart for other ways of to say say. The words below can be used to signal a shift in the authorial voice (it's like letting an audience know you're passing the microphone to someone else).