Effective Paraphrasing for the Smart Student

By Sally Baggett Paraphrasing is an important part of any writing involving outside sources. It’s a way to repeat a source in your own words without having to echo it word for word. Yet how do you paraphrase effectively? There are a few things to consider when paraphrasing, including choosing when to paraphrase in the […]

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Having trouble getting started? Or are you a long-time user that’s stuck on an account issue? You’re in luck—the Cite This For Me Support Center has those answers for you and more! There’s a search bar that’ll help you pinpoint and answer to your questions, but in general there are a few topics each article […]

How to Cite an Online Video

With smartphones and lightning fast Wi-Fi now part of everyday life, it is difficult to remember a time when online resources were not available to researchers and students. How did we ever find information quickly? One of the most popular and talked about types of online media are videos, like the kind that millions of […]

Why Thousands of Citation Styles Exist

Though you may not have realized, Cite This for Me offers more than just Harvard and MLA style. There are literally thousands of citation styles available in our reference generator that cover a wide range of academic disciplines. When looking at this huge list, it is easy to think things like “Why are so many […]

How Cite This for Me Can Help You Cite Almost Anything in Your Paper

When you are given an assignment to write a research paper, your first instinct in finding relevant sources for your research is to type a search into Google, go to your library to gather books on the topic, or scour your university’s online databases for related journal articles. Sometimes these sources, however, are not enough […]

5 Common Citation Mistakes

Making quality citations, though often an overlooked piece of the writing process, can be the deciding factor in your final grade. This can be especially difficult to consider when you’re in a rush to hand in your assignment on time. So how can you be sure that your citations are in tip-top shape before your […]

Prevent Plagiarism in 5 Easy Steps

Finding information for your next research paper is easier than ever before. With online databases and search engines like Google, facts about millions of subjects are only a few short clicks away. This speed of information sharing, however, has a potential negative consequence, in that it can make plagiarizing an easy mistake to make. Committing […]

4 Types of Plagiarism You May Not Know About

When you write a paper, you’re claiming that any idea you express is your own unless you use a source to show where the information came from. Without including proper citations, you can be accused of plagiarism and face serious academic consequences. But how do you avoid making a mistake and accidentally plagiarizing? Here are […]

Citing Is Important. Here’s Why.

It’s likely that you’ve had the importance of correctly citing all your sources drilled into you by now. But what you might not have been told are the reasons why this not-to-be-skipped formatting step is so essential to your academic work. Let us fill you in on the power of a properly formatted works cited […]

How to Cite a Website

Go back a generation and you’ll find that websites were rarely used as a source for academic essays and papers. Crazy to think about, right? Instead, students relied almost entirely on good old-fashioned paper sources such as textbooks, books and journals. Of course, now it’s difficult to imagine life without the Internet. And the rise […]