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Social Patterns and Processes -- Resources @ SLC: Cite your sources

Library guide for SOC34-114-02, Fall semester. Professor Angela Frederick's class.

American Anthropology Association style for this class

Research isn't complete until you correctly cite your sources, both print and electronic. Providing a complete citation gives credit to the authors of sources you used, and enables a reader of your paper to locate and verify these sources. For this course, Dr. Angela Frederick prefers you use AAA style.

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Citation Manager

Cite this item in Voyager Catalog (Books and more)

Located in the Action box on the right side of all item records in Voyager, Cite this Item will open a new tab containing citations for the item in APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and Turabian styles.  Citations not included for AAA.

Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age

Gabriel, Trip. "Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age." New York Times. New York Times, 1 Aug. 2010. Web. 21 June 2011.

Southwestern University Honor Code on Plagiarism

From the Southwestern University Student Handbook:

"Plagiarism is the submission of another’s work as one’s own without acknowledgment in written work.

There are basically four ways in which research papers use or incorporate written materials, and each of these requires footnoting.

1. Direct Quotations should be marked off with quotation marks, with a footnote to indicate the source. It is not necessary to place in quotation marks every word in your paper that appears in a source you are using. If your paper concerns Napoleon, for example, you need not place “Napoleon” in quotation marks merely because your sources use the name. Similarly, there are phrases of some length such as “on the other hand” or “it is evident that” which are common property and act in effect as single words.

2. Paraphrase. Where your own language follows closely the language of a written source, or where your line of argument follows a source, you need not use quotation marks, but you are obliged to indicate the source in a footnote.

3. General Indebtedness. Where the ideas in your paper closely resemble and were suggested by ideas in a source, a footnote should be used to indicate this.

4. Background Information. In any area of inquiry there are matters of fact commonly known to everyone with a serious interest. Such information need not be footnoted one fact at a time. Instead, a general footnote toward the beginning of the paper, naming the sources where such information was obtained, is sufficient."