Legitimate research and writing involves drawing the line between what you learned and what others have said. Once you have found the sources you intend to use, you then need to identify them for your reader.
Books: title, author(s),
edition, place and date of the book's publication; and publisher
Articles: magazine/journal and article titles; author(s); issue; and pages
Online Sources: URL, institution or organization associated with the Web site, date you accessed the source
You may be asked to use different styles for documenting ideas or facts -- the primary sources are:
Information that is common knowledge can generally be used without giving credit. But, just because it's on the Internet does not mean it's common knowledge.
Common Knowledge: 'Huckleberry Finn' is an American classic.
Submitting a plagiarized paper may trigger a failing grade and further penalties. For additional information on Academic Misconduct, see Part VI: Academic Integrity in Undergraduate Education and Research of the University's Student Code.
Tutorial created by Shelley Goldstein.
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