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CURRICULUM SUBJECTS: APA REFERENCING

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The punishable perils of plagiarism - Melissa Huseman D’Annunzio

Additional Resources for you to Explore

The following are excellent resources for teachers and students regarding plagiarism and the proper citation of sources:

The OWL at Purdue (Online Writing Lab) Here you'll find numerous articles on topics such as Contextualizing Plagiarism, Authorship and Popular Plagiarism, Copyright, Collaborative Authorship, Avoiding Plagiarism, Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting, and using MLA and APA citations. Also, you can find extensive Research and Citation Resources on topics such as Conducting Research, Using Research, APA Style, MLA Style, and Chicago Manual of Style.

The Plagiarism Spectrum: Instructor Insights into the 10 Types of Plagiarism TurnItIn, the study’s authors, polled both higher and secondary education instructors in order to produce this White Paper. The authors acknowledge that, “the lines of what constitute plagiarism are blurring as the Internet reshapes culture and education” (3), and they provide definitions and examples of the ten most common types of plagiarism. The White Paper includes attractive graphics, scales on both the frequency and “problematic” nature of the different types of plagiarism, and samples of plagiarism by type. A 2’ x 3’ infographic poster is also available.

What is APA?

What is APA Style?

American Psychological Association (APA) style is a set of rules governing how to format citations to information sources, which are published in manuals with editions.

APA is a commonly used citation style, especially in the social sciences. BVC students are currently required to use the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, which was published in 2010.

The rules of APA style depend on what type of publication and where the citation will be placed. This determines what bibliographic details are required.

According to APA style, citations must be placed in two parts of academic writing:

  1. In the text of the paper when a source is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized ("in-text citations")
  2. In an alphabetical list at the end of the paper ("reference list")

What is Citation?

A citation describes a source by presenting information about it (such as author and title) in a standard format. The information depends on the type of source, but typically answers these four questions:

  1. What was written? [the title]
  2. Who wrote it? [the author(s) or editor(s)]
  3. When was it published? [the date]
  4. Where was it published? [name and location of the publisher or the name of the journal]

An academic journal article from a database typically includes the author(s), publication year, article title, journal title, volume, issue and page numbers, and a digital object identifier:



print book typically includes author(s) and/or editor(s), publication year, book title, and the publisher's name and location:

Creative Commons explained by Mayer & Bettle

Glossary

Glossary of Terms & Definitions

What is a citation?

What is a citation style?

What is bibliographic information?

What are reference list citations?

What are in-text citations?

What is a digital object idenfier (doi)?

What is intellectual property (IP)?

What is copyright?