This Library Guide will help you find credible resources to use for your assignments in Computer Information Systems. Click on the tabs above to find various library resources.


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  • "Browse by Subject" - search by the subject area or program of study for the articles you wish to locate. 
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Suggested Databases in GALILEO
Citing Sources

Citing Sources


Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism

Helpful Tips

  • Put into quotations everything that comes directly from the text, especially when taking notes.
  • Paraphrase, but be sure you are not simply rearranging or replacing a few words.
  • Check your paraphrase against the original text to be sure you have not accidentally used the same phrases or words, and that the information is accurate.

Things You want to Avoid

  • Copying and pasting text from the internet into your paper.
  • Buying or acquiring a research paper and submitting it as your own.
  • Repeating or paraphrasing wording without giving proper credit to the source.
  • Paraphrasing someone's argument or line of thought without providing credit.
  • Using quotes, summaries or words from others as if they were your own.

Useful Books

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APA Citation Help

These websites will help you in using APA Citation style

Purdue Online  Writing Lab(OWL)

American Psychological Association - APA Style

Free Citation Management Software


Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.


KnightCite is a citation creator. Just plug in the requested information  and citations will be created in the major citation style of your choice.

Other Citation Styles

MLA Style Center

The MLA Style Center, published by the Modern Language Association, is the only authorized Web site about MLA style. This free, evolving resource is designed as a companion to the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook.

Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago-style source citations come in two varieties: (1) notes and bibliography and (2) author-date. This website will offer you assistance for either of the varieties.


APA and MLA Handouts

APA 6th ed. Style Sheet

APA 6th ed. Sample Paper

MLA 8th ed. Style Sheet

MLA 8th ed. Sample Paper