SCANDIN 005: The Viking Age

Formatting Citations

  • Citing Your Sources - a brief online guide to the main citation styles and a brief discussion on what constitutes plagiarism.
  • MLA handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th edition. New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2009.
    Doe Reference Reference Hall LB2369 .G53 2009
    Main Gardner Stacks LB2369 .G53 2009
    Many older editions available throughout the UCB libraries.
  • The Chicago Manual of Style (UCB-only access)
    15th ed. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2003. Searchable, online version of the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition).
    Many print editions available throughout the UCB Libraries.
  • Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and More Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2006.
    Many print editions throughout the libraries.
  • Columbia Guide to Online Style (UCB-only access)
    Janice R. Walker and Todd Taylor. 2nd ed. NY: Columbia Univ. Press. 2006.
    Many print editions throughout the UCB libraries.

How to Avoid Plagiarism

In order to avoid plagiarism, you must give credit when

  • You use another person's ideas, opinions, or theories.
  • You use facts, statistics, graphics, drawings, music, etc., or any other type of information that does not comprise common knowledge.
  • You use quotations from another person's spoken or written word.
  • You paraphrase another person's spoken or written word.

Recommendations

  • Begin the writing process by stating your ideas; then go back to the author's original work.
  • Use quotation marks and credit the source (author) when you copy exact wording.
  • Use your own words (paraphrase) instead of copying directly when possible.
  • Even when you paraphrase another author's writings, you must give credit to that author.
  • If the form of citation and reference are not correct, the attribution to the original author is likely to be incomplete. Therefore, improper use of style can result in plagiarism. Get a style manual and use it.
  • The figure below may help to guide your decisions.

 

This content is part of the Understanding Plagiarism tutorial created by the Indiana University School of Education.

Last Update: December 20, 2012 12:07