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If you would like further information on plagiarism, citing sources, or the Honor System at UNC, please consult the following resources:

Policies & Consequences

UNC Office of Student Conduct

The homepage for the Honor System at UNC-Chapel Hill, which provides access to the entire Instrument of Student Judicial Governance, an overview of the judicial process, and various resources for faculty, parents and students

Honor System Sanctions

Consequences for plagiarism can be severe—don't be caught unaware!

Writing Help

UNC Writing Center

A free service available to students, faculty and staff that includes in-person and online tutoring, as well as various writing resources

In particular, be sure to check out the Writing Center’s student handouts and video demos.

Online Citing Help

Citation Management Software

RefWorks and EndNote are available for free for UNC students and faculty; additionally, Zotero is available for free on the Internet.

Citation Builder

UNC's Citation Builder is designed to let you quickly build citations for sources from books to websites in APA, MLA and Chicago styles.

Additional Web Resources:

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Provides online guidance for MLA and APA style citations, as well as instruction on grammar, mechanics, research, and professional writing

Research and Documentation Online

The online version of Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age, Fifth Edition, by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister, with resources for finding and documenting sources in APA, MLA, Chicago and CSE styles, plus tips for evaluating sources and a glossary of research terms

Chicago Manual of Style Online Quick Guide

Learning APA Style Guide

Print Citing Help

The UNC Libraries have a variety of print resources for creating citations—ask for them at the Research Desk or contact a librarian.

  • American Medical Association Manual of Style
  • Chicago Manual of Style
  • A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations ("Turabian")
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
  • Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

*Note that citation manuals are often found in the Research section and can only be used in the library. Individual libraries' offerings vary.

Other print sources that may help with citations include: