Develop knowledge that will prevent you from inadvertently misusing resources while writing your research paper.
The University of Saskatchewan defines plagiarism as “the presentation of the work or idea of another in such a way as to give others the impression that it is the work or idea of the presenter. Adequate attribution is required. What is essential is that another person have no doubt which words or research results are the student’s and which are drawn from other sources” (Office of the University Secretary, 2012). In other words, don't take credit for something that is not yours.
For more information on University policies, please review the following links:
It is this last point that is usually of the most importance to the student community. The proper use of citations is integral to avoiding an accusation of plagiarism and upholding academic honesty and integrity.
Now that you've done your research, it's time to write! But how do you include all of the information that you've found into your essay? This great interactive video from the Cooperative Library Instruction Project gives step-by-step instruction on how to incorporate your sources into the body of your essay, whether by direct quoting, paraphrasing or summarizing. It teaches about analysing sources and using them to support your argument.
Using your own article in your thesis?
Are you planning to use your published journal article as a chapter in your thesis? Did you know you need to cite yourself and seek copyright clearance? Check these sites for more information:
This session was offered on Oct 2 in the Murray Library in the Collaborative Learning Lab, Room 145 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. There was an encore presentation in the Engineering Building, Room 2B04 (the Delta Lab) on Oct 20 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM.
English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises by Adrian Wallwork
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Student's Guide to Writing College Papers by Kate L. Turabian; Gregory G. Colomb (Editor); Joseph M. Williams (Editor); University of Chicago Press Staff (Editor)High school students, two-year college students, and university students all need to know how to write a well-reasoned, coherent research paper—and for decades Kate Turabian’s Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers has helped them to develop this critical skill. In the new fourth edition of Turabian’s popular guide, the team behind Chicago’s widely respected The Craft of Research has reconceived and renewed this classic for today’s generation. Designed for less advanced writers than Turabian’s Manual of Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams here introduce students to the art of defining a topic, doing high-quality research with limited resources, and writing an engaging and solid college paper. The Student’s Guide is organized into three sections that lead students through the process of developing and revising a paper. Part 1, "Writing Your Paper," guides students through the research process with discussions of choosing and developing a topic, validating sources, planning arguments, writing drafts, avoiding plagiarism, and presenting evidence in tables and figures. Part 2, "Citing Sources," begins with a succinct introduction to why citation is important and includes sections on the three major styles students might encounter in their work—Chicago, MLA, and APA—all with full coverage of electronic source citation. Part 3, "Style," covers all matters of style important to writers of college papers, from punctuation to spelling to presenting titles, names, and numbers. With the authority and clarity long associated with the name Turabian, the fourth edition of Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers is both a solid introduction to the research process and a convenient handbook to the best practices of writing college papers. Classroom tested and filled with relevant examples and tips, this is a reference that students, and their teachers, will turn to again and again.
Publication Date: 2010-04-15
Credit - Cite it Right!
Part of using research information in an ethical manner includes citing your sources in the body of your work as well as in your reference list. We will be hosting two sessions on Managing Your Citations in this workshop series (October 15th and November 19th) if you are interested in learning more about citation styles and RefWorks.
Listed below are some of the main citation styles: