Know Where to Go! - Ask A Librarian! - LibGuides at Maysville Community and Technical College. Getting Started - Research Success Toolkit - LibGuides at Maysville Community and Technical College. Below are examples of sources that can be used for research for course assignments.
Always check with your professor if you have questions! Databases: These are authoritative resources that index citations or full-text availability of articles, often in PDF format, on a wide variety of subjects. You can go directly to Primo to search most MCTC Library databases!. Links - Databases - LibGuides at Maysville Community and Technical College. Library Citation Resources - Citation Guide - LibGuides at Maysville Community and Technical College.
Any time you use a quote, summarize, paraphrase or any way refer to works created by other authors, you must provide an appropriate citation within your research paper as well as a separate comprehensive Reference (APA) or Works Cited (MLA) page listing all sources used in your work.
There are different citation styles or formats used by authors for their research, such as MLA (Modern Language Association) or APA (American Psychological Association). Although MLA format is typically within most diciplines within the liberal arts, always consult your syllabus or ask your instructor to find out which format you need to use to cite your sources. This guide will provide you with some library resources as well as online websites to help you cite it right! Remember: Plagiarism and Academic Integrity - Plagiarism, Fair Use and Copyright Guide - LibGuides at Maysville Community and Technical College. Plagiarism can be DELIBERATE or UNINTENTIONAL.
Whenever you borrow words or ideas, you MUST acknowledge their source to give the author/creator credit and to respect their intellectual property! The following situations almost always require citation: turning in someone else's work as your own failing to put a quotation in quotation marks giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work [also called "fair use" in copyright law], whether you give credit or not --excerpt from Plagiarism.org.