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Oxford Brookes University: How to Interpret Turnitin reports. LearningGuide toParaphraseOrQuote. Avoiding Plagiarism. Summary: There are few intellectual offenses more serious than plagiarism in academic and professional contexts.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Diagnosis: Plagiarism. The Dark Side of Plagiarism. How to Cite Something You Found on a Website in APA Style. By Chelsea Lee Perhaps the most common question we get about APA Style is “How do I cite a website?”

How to Cite Something You Found on a Website in APA Style

Or “How do I cite something I found on a website?” First, to cite a website in general, but not a specific document on that website, see this FAQ. Once you’re at the level of citing a particular page or document, the key to writing the reference list entry is to determine what kind of content the page has. The Publication Manual reference examples in Chapter 7 are sorted by the type of content (e.g., journal article, e-book, newspaper story, blog post), not by the location of that content in a library or on the Internet.

What seems to flummox our readers is what to do when the content doesn’t fall into an easily defined area. APA Formatting and Style Guide. Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.

APA Formatting and Style Guide

This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). Contributors:Joshua M. Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing. Summary: This handout is intended to help you become more comfortable with the uses of and distinctions among quotations, paraphrases, and summaries.

Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

This handout compares and contrasts the three terms, gives some pointers, and includes a short excerpt that you can use to practice these skills. Contributors:Dana Lynn Driscoll, Allen BrizeeLast Edited: 2013-02-15 09:44:45 What are the differences among quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing? These three ways of incorporating other writers' work into your own writing differ according to the closeness of your writing to the source writing. Quotations must be identical to the original, using a narrow segment of the source.

Paraphrasing involves putting a passage from source material into your own words. Home - Citing Your Sources - Research Guides at Southern New Hampshire University - Shapiro Library. What exactly is plagiarism?

Home - Citing Your Sources - Research Guides at Southern New Hampshire University - Shapiro Library

Let's go to a source! As defined by Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed. to plagiarize is: "to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source : to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source. " What are some examples of plagiarism? Copying a sentence, whole paragraph, or large blocks of text from another source without citing it.Copying from an online source or web site, such as Wikipedia.Copying someone else's work, including your friends and classmates.Purchasing and/or downloading a paper from the Internet and turning it in as your own.Taking someone else's ideas and words and re-phrasing it in your own words, without citing the original source.Not using quotation marks properly for direct quotations.Turning in someone's else work as your own.

What do you NOT have to cite? Plagiarism. Frequently Asked Questions. Why Cite? Citing Yourself. If you cite or quote your previous work, treat yourself as the author and your own previous course work as an unpublished paper, as shown in the APA publication manual.

Citing Yourself

For example, if Marie Briggs wanted to cite a paper she wrote at Walden in 2012, her in-text citation might look like this: Briggs (2012) asserted that previous literature on the psychology of tightrope walkers was faulty in that it "presumed that risk-taking behaviors align neatly with certain personality traits or disorders" (p. 4). And in the reference list: Briggs, M. (2012). An analysis of personality theory. Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing.

Find, Read, & Cite Journal Articles. Other useful links: Basics Tutorial (w/audio), APA Style 6th Ed.

Find, Read, & Cite Journal Articles

You can't make this stuff up: Plagiarism guideline paper retracted for...plagiarism. This could be an April Fools’ joke.

You can't make this stuff up: Plagiarism guideline paper retracted for...plagiarism

But it isn’t. In what can only be described as an ironic twist, the Indian Journal of Dermatology is retracting a paper that presents guidelines on plagiarism for…wait for it… Plagiarism. Here’s the notice: The article “Development of a guideline to approach plagiarism in Indian scenario” [1] is being retracted as the manuscript has been found to be copied from the first round questionnaire of the dissertation entitled ‘Developing a comprehensive guideline for overcoming and preventing plagiarism at the international level based on expert opinion with the Delphi method’ by Dr.

The Indian Journal of Dermatology has taken a hard line on plagiarism in the past, banning at least three groups of authors, by our count. Indian Journal of Dermatology maintains a strict principle of absolute zero tolerance in matters related to plagiarism. Shamim’s paper in the Indian Journal of Dermatology includes definitions and strategies to prevent and detect plagiarism. Son of Citation Machine.