The Modern Language Association (MLA) style is used in the fields of language and literature
The American Psychological Association (APA) style is used in the social sciences, business, anthropology, and some of the life sciences.
The Chicago Manual of Style is used in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Note: Your instructor may direct you to use a format not included here, or may direct you to use a variation of one of these formats. Be sure to make yourself aware of each instructor's preference.
Plagiarism is a serious offense at East Carolina University. The ECU Student Handbook defines plagiarism as "Copying the language, structure, ideas, and/or thoughts of another and adopting same as one's own original work." For more information see Section II: Code of Conduct, Penalties, and Hearing Procedures for Students in the handbook.
Tips for avoiding plagiarism The First Year Writing Studio at ECU offers the following suggestions for avoiding plagiarism:
Links for more information: