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Navigating the Library as an International Student

This guide introduces international students to how they can use the University Libraries resources and services.

Plagiarism

"To steal and pass off as one's own (the ideas or words of another); use (a created production) without crediting the source; to commit literary theft; present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source." Webster's Dictionary

Citations Made Easy with Zotero

Zotero

Use Zotero to generate accurate citations and quick bibliographies for your papers. Get started with the printable guide, or try these short video tutorials (approximately 3 minutes each):

Do you need a specialized citation style beyond APA, Chicago, or MLA? Check out Zotero's Style Repository for specialized formats.

The Libraries provide workshops to get you started using Zotero. Check the workshop calendar for times and locations.

Prefer not to use Zotero? Check out the Purdue Online Writing Lab for assistance with citing APA, MLA and Chicago.

George Mason University Writing Center

The Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free writing support to Mason students, faculty and staff. Accomplished graduate and undergraduate students provide face-to-face tutoring, online tutoring, and workshops. They work with writers through all stages of the writing process from brainstorming and organizing to revising and polishing. To meet with a Writing Center tutor, please schedule an appointment.

In addition to in-person tutoring, the Writing Center offers 45-minute video tutoring sessions for online students and on-campus students. Appointments for a video tutoring session can be made via the appointment scheduler.

ESL students who would like additional assistance can apply for the Writing Center's Opt-In Program.