Avoiding Plagiarism

There are few intellectual offenses more serious than plagiarism in academic and professional contexts. This resource offers advice on how to avoid plagiarism in your work.

Best Free Reference Web Sites

This is an index of the web sites included in the 1999-2008 annual lists issued by the Mars Best of Free Reference Web Sites Committee of the Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of ALA to recognize outstanding reference sites on the World Wide Web.

Electronic Journals

Here is where you can find links to different on-line journals.

Note: Most of these journals require a subscription to access full text articles.

Evaluating Information Sources

Find out criteria that can be uses  to help you evaluate information sources.

Faculty/Staff Resources

Resources for faculty and staff including forms for requesting class orientations and new items for the collection. Also available here are lists of recently added materials.

KnightCite Bibliography Composer

Use this web site to build citations for your bibliography/works cited page. Supports MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.

Other Library Catalogs

Link to other online library catalogs and search their resources. Fill out an interlibrary loan to get a book from another library.


Turnitin is a great plagiarism detection tool that is integrated in Canvas. Ask your instructor if he/she has up this tool for any assignments.

Web Resources by Subject

Go here to link to Pathfinders and web resources that are relevant to the courses being taught at Cuesta College.