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In the 1890s, a proofreader at the University of Chicago Press prepared a single sheet of typographic fundamentals intended as a guide for the University community. That sheet grew into a pamphlet, and the pamphlet grew into a book the first edition of theManual of Style, published in 1906. Now in its fifteenth edition,The Chicago Manual of Style the essential reference for authors, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers, and publishers in any field is more comprehensive and eas
When editors or teachers ask you to write in "APA style," they do not mean writing style. They are referring to the editorial style that many of the social and behavioral sciences have adopted to present written material in the field.
Editorial style consists of rules or guidelines that a publisher observes to ensure clear and consistent presentation of written material.
Editorial style concerns uniform use of such elements as
* punctuation and abbreviations
* construction of tables
* selection of headings
* citation of references
* presentation of statistics
* as well as many other elements that are a part of every manuscript
The American Psychological Association has established a style that it uses in all of the books and journals that it publishes. Many others working in the social and behavioral sciences have adopted this style as their standard as well.
This guide includes examples of the types of citations you will need in writing research papers. They are taken from The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition, published by the Modern Language Association of America, New York, 2009. The handbook can be found in the Leavey Library Information Commons (behind the reference desk) and in the Doheny Reference Room (also behind the reference desk). In addition, you may purchase MLA Handbook 7th edition in the University Bookstore.
Academic Integrity at the University of Southern California is a tutorial presented by the USC Libraries in collaboration with USC’s Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards. Students will now have 24/7 access to a 15-minute online tutorial that provides an overview of academic integrity at USC. A certificate of completion is awarded at the end of tutorial after correctly completing an online quiz.
Strong emphasis on video as a vehicle for teaching. Through this interactive tutorial a college student discovers what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. When she paraphrases someone's work without givinghim credit her professor helps her understand why this is not acceptable and how to correct it. Other experts, including faculty, librarians, and the Vice President for Student Life explain why citing is important, when to cite, and the consequences for plagiarism.
Kresge Library plagiarism tutorial is intended to give students a greater understanding of plagiarism, academic integrity, and consequences for plagiarists at Oakland University. The tutorial is especially strong in teaching 'What is Paraphrasing'.