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Bibliography, Citation and Reference

Avoiding plagiarism, getting it right
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Academic Honesty : Grey Areas Workshop : links and more
Links to citation guides, citation makers, and self-tests featured in this workshop

Citation and Referencing : When, where and how to cite and reference (and a couple of self-tests)

Citation FAQ (MLA style)  answers to citation questions I am often asked, and a few others too!

Copyright, plagiarism and fair use: 10 basic principles : some simple guidelines for what's allowed - and when!

Citing Internet and other electronic sources  [This is a downloadable Word document.]
A guide to internet citation; how to work out what is needed when not all the information is there!


Credit where it's due: the school library preventing plagiarism. Published 2011 by and available from the School Library Association.



Death by Statistics [This is a downloadable Word document.]
This essay is designed to illustrate various citation points including in-text citation; also, how to cite web pages when there is no author, no date, no title, and other problems...

Detecting plagiarism : a self-help guide :  when to suspect, how to detect, how to stop it happening in the first place!

Document your sources: a short guide to reference and citation. (How to cite right, without tears). What it is, why we do it, and examples. (Downloadable .pdf file)

The Elements of a Citation (MLA style) : How does each piece of information help us?
When you understand why each element of a citation is important and how it helps the reader, the whole thing comes together!

How to Cite Right and Avoid Plagiarism, Without Tears : know what plagiarism is, and how to avoid it. This is a downloadable Word (.doc) file.

Plagiarism : keeping up with the cheats : a bibliography how to detect and how to prevent

Referencing.  [This is a downloadable Word document.]
Are you unsure about parenthetical referencing?  How is it different to footnotes? Do you always need parentheses? What if there's no author, no page number?  The answers to these and other questions here, MLA style, with a page in APA style, and one in numbered referencing style thrown in for comparison! 
[Note: if you don't see any highlighting in the Word document, go to Tools >> Options >> View and make sure that Screen Tips is checked.]

Self-tests and case studies
Links to pages providing self-tests and case studies on plagiarism and other issues of academic honesty.  These links take you to other then my own.

Style guides, practice, and interactive citation machines : avoiding plagiarism, getting it right
Links to pages other then my own:  along with the citation machines, some practical exercises in citation and referencing.

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John Royce, BA, MLib, MCLIP
Library Director, Robert College
Arnavutköy, TR-34345 Istanbul, Turkey.

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It was last revised on 9 September 2011.