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Research Process: A Step-By-Step Guide: Step 5: Cite

This guide walks you through the steps of the research process.

Using Information Legally and Ethically

The legal and ethical issues surrounding the use of information goes beyond avoiding plagiarism and properly citing sources.

Researchers should be knowledgeable about issues related to:

  • privacy
  • censorship
  • freedom of speech
  • intellectual property
  • copyright
  • fair use helps educators check students’ work for proper citation or possible plagiarism by comparing it against three continually updated content bases:

  • billions of pages of web content,
  • millions of pages of proprietary content from subscription publications, and
  • over 80 million student papers previously submitted to Turnitin.

Easy-to-read Originality Reports help teach students about proper citation and ensure their academic integrity.

Your instructor may choose to use the service which is embedded within the ulearn course management system.


The Denver Campus Library now has a subscription to EasyBib Pro. Pro users have access to MLA, APA, Chicago, or more than 7,000 premium citation styles and the ability to save their work on the site when logged into a free account. Create or log in to an existing account to begin! Follow the instructions in the attached document to get started.

Citation Generator

Citation Generator

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Plagiarism and Citation Styles