COL 100 - Introduction to the College Experience.

Reference and Instruction Librarian

Citing Sources is Crucial

Failing to cite others' work properly in your own projects, even unintentionally, can have serious consequences! The mildest consequences for plagiarizing in a university setting range from receiving an 'F' on the assignment to a failing grade in the course; the most serious consequences can involve one being expelled from school.

A couple of basic points to remember:

  1. To avoid any kind of plagiarism, be sure to keep track of what information you are getting from what source, then cite each of these sources in your work.
  2. Remember that paraphrasing without citing is plagiarizing.

VAWLT and Writing Centers

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The UMA Writing Centers and the VAWLT (Virtual, Accessibility, Writing, Library & Technology tutors)
offer UMA students free, online tutoring sessions. Just visit their websites to learn more.

OWL @ Purdue

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

Please be careful of the ads!

APA has a new edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

This site has some useful tools and references for using the 7th edition.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

 

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) site is a fairly comprehensive resource for the Modern Language Association's (MLA) style and formatting rules.
Use the left side bar on OWL's page to navigate to the style or other help that you need.

 

MLA Style

MLA Style Introduction  
MLA Overview and Workshop  
MLA Formatting and Style Guide      MLA Sample Paper
     General Format      MLA Works Cited: Other Common Sources
     MLA Formatting and Style Guide      MLA Additional Resources
     MLA In-Text Citations: The Basics      MLA Abbreviations
     MLA Formatting Quotations      MLA Sample Works Cited Page
     MLA Endnotes and Footnotes      MLA Tables, Figures, and Examples
     MLA Works Cited Page: Basic Format      MLA PowerPoint Presentation
     MLA Works Cited Page: Books      MLA FAQs
     MLA Works Cited Page: Periodicals      MLA Classroom Poster
     MLA Works Cited: Electronic Resources      MLA 8th Edition Changes

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

 

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) site is a fairly comprehensive resource for the American Psychological Association (APA) style and formatting rules.
Use the left side bar of the OWL page to navigate to the style or other help that you need.

 

 

APA Style

APA Style Introduction  
APA Overview and Workshop  
APA Formatting and Style Guide  
     General Format      APA Stylistics: Avoiding Bias
     In-Text Citations: The Basics       APA Stylistics: The Basics
     In-Text Citations: Author/Authors      APA Headings and Seriation
     Footnotes and Endnotes      APA PowerPoint Slide Presentation
     Reference List: Basic Rules      APA Sample Paper
     Reference List: Author/Authors      APA Tables and Figures
     Reference List: Articles in Periodicals      APA Abbreviations
     Reference List: Books      Statistics in APA
     Reference List: Other Print Sources      APA Classroom Poster
     Reference List: Electronic Sources      APA Changes 6th Edition
     Reference List: Other Non-Print Sources      General APA FAQs
     Additional Resources     
     Types of APA Papers  

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) site is a fairly comprehensive resource for The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) style and formatting rules.
Use the left side bar of the OWL page to navigate to the style or other help that you need.

 

 

 

CMOS Style

CMOS Introduction  
CMOS Overview and Workshop  
CMOS Formatting and Style Guide  
     Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition      Bluebook Citation for Legal Materials
     General Format      Miscellaneous Sources
     Books      CMOS Author Date Sample Paper
     Periodicals      CMOS NB Sample Paper
     Web Sources      CMOS NB PowerPoint Presentation
     Audiovisual Recordings and other Multimedia      CMOS Author Date PPT Presentation
     Interviews, Personal Communication      CMOS Author Date Classroom Poster
     Legal, Public, and Unpublished Materials      CMOS NB Classroom Poster

Copyright, Fair Use, and Avoiding Plagiarism Websites

Violations of the Student Academic Integrity Policy

University of Maine System Academic Integrity Policy

Academic integrity means not lying, cheating, or stealing. To cheat on an examination, to steal words or ideas of another, or to falsify the results of one’s research corrupts the essential process by which knowledge is advanced. Cheating, plagiarism, fabrication of data, giving or receiving unauthorized help on examinations, and other acts of academic dishonesty are contrary to the academic purposes for which the University exists.

Violations of academic integrity include any actions that attempt to promote or enhance the academic standing of any student by dishonest means. Academic integrity means that one’s work is the product of one’s own effort, and that one neither receives nor gives unauthorized assistance in any assignment. Because advanced academic work depends on the sharing of information and ideas, academic integrity at the college level includes rigorous adherence to the conventions for acknowledging one’s use of the words and ideas of other people.

Put plainly: academic honesty is very important. It is dishonest to cheat on exams, to copy term papers or to submit papers written by another person, to fabricate experimental results, or to copy parts of  books, articles, or websites into your own papers without putting the copied material in quotation marks and clearly indicating its source.

Student academic integrity policy—University of Maine at Augusta. (n.d.). Compliance. Retrieved March 5, 2021, from https://www.uma.edu/compliance/handbook/academic-integrity/

University of Maine System - Student Conduct Code

A. Academic Misconduct

1. Cheating: The act or attempted act of deception by which a student seeks to misrepresent that he/she has mastered information on an academic exercise that he/she has not mastered.

2. Fabrication: The use of invented information or the falsification of research or other findings in an academic exercise.

3. Plagiarism: The submission of another’s work as one’s own, without adequate attribution.

4. Facilitating Academic Misconduct: Assisting in another person’s academic misconduct.

Student conduct code—University of Maine at Augusta. (n.d.). Compliance. Retrieved March 5, 2021, from https://www.uma.edu/compliance/handbook/conduct/