Citing all scholarly and primary materials you have used in your research is vital to avoid plagiarism, to help others find what you are referencing, and to be generous with the work of others. The preferred citation standard for your course is the Chicago Manual of Style.
Academic integrity is the foundation of university life and scholarship. To learn more about plagiarism, you can view the helpful videos available in Western Libraries’ Plagiarism Guide. You can also learn more about policies on scholastic offenses from the Office of the Ombudsperson, which has a helpful brochure on “Cheating, Plagiarism, and Unauthorized Collaboration” and a guide on “Cheating, Plagiarism, and Other Scholastic Offences.”