Citation Tools

Plagiarism Prevention Checklists

Mercersburg students are encouraged to use the Plagiarism Prevention Checklists (see the links below) to verify that their papers are plagiarism-free.

Checklists are specifically tailored to the style guide of the assigned paper.

Citation Guides

There are a few citation styles that are used by the various departments.  The three most common are the Chicago Manual of Style, the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the Council of Science Editors (CSE).  Proper citation is required for all works of research in all classes – failure to give credit is plagiarism and a violation of Mercersburg’s Honor Code.  Below are links to citation guides of the various styles:

Sample Bibliographies

Citation Management System

Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center.
Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
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