To use the ideas or words of another person without crediting the source is plagiarism, which is a violation of Bentley University's Academic Integrity Policy. (Consult the Student Handbook for more information).
Whether you are writing a paper, compiling a business plan or creating a PowerPoint presentation, it is vital that you properly cite the information that you have used. Information from books, periodicals, online databases, websites, etc. should be cited according to the guidelines of your discipline (usually MLA or APA) or those of your professor.
Check the following Bentley Library research guides for information and examples of how to cite your sources.
We also recommend the following online style guide web site:
RefWorks (for students) and EndNote (for PhD candidates & faculty) are tools for creating bibliographies and formatting research papers in the citation style of your choice (eg. APA, MLA). They also allow you to easily organize and keep track of your references. Check our RefWorks & EndNote Guide
Additionally, many of our library databases such as Proquest and Ebsco will generate a citation or a list of citations during your search session. Just look for the "cite this" or "cite this article" options when viewing a single citation or a list of marked citations.