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Use these links to learn more about plagarism and copyright.

  • Plagiarism Guide
    Explains plagiarism and tips for students who want to avoid it.
  • Copyright Resources
    This guide contains links to learn more about copyright, including a link to Web Central, the University's revised Copyright and Fair Use web page.

General

We cite sources to acknowledge the work of others, as well as to avoid academic dishonesty, or plagiarism.  There are various formats for citing sources and your instructior will tell you which to follow.

  • ASA (American Sociological Association)
    The American Sociological Association Style Guide is intended for authors who are preparing manuscripts for publication in ASA journals. This handout is intended for students who are instructed to use "ASA style" when writing research papers. Consult the ASA Style Guide for additional or more detailed information (2 NORTH Reference HM 73 .A54 1997).
  • APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition
    American Psychological Association or APA style is widely accepted in the Social Sciences. For more information consult the 6th edition on 2 North Reference and in Dictionary Stands on all floors: BF 76.7 P83 2010. Publication Manual sections are noted in square brackets [ ].
  • APA (American Psychological Association) 5th edition
  • APA (American Psychological Association) Tutorial
    Explains the purpose of citing as well as explaining the parts of a citation. The rules are for APA (American Psychological Association), but the concepts are universal.

Bibliographic Management

There are many programs that allow you to organize references and create bibliographies. Listed below are some of the most commonly used on campus.

  • EndNote x3
    The campus has purchased a site license, which allows students, faculty and staff to download a copy of EndNote X3. This program takes time to learn and is best used for large numbers of references.
  • EndNote Web
    Best for students who want to create simple bibliographies. Resides on the web.
  • Zotero
    A Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources.
  • Microsoft Word 2007
    If you use Word 2007 you can create a bibliography from within the software.

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