Citation Guides and Copyright
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A basic guide in PDF format including several common citation formats for books and journal articles, organized in two sections, the first in Modern Language Association (MLA) style, the second in American Psychological Assciation (APA) style.
Clear, easily scanned information for faculty and students on what type of material, and how much of it, can be used for educational purposes in a paper or a course, and not incur copyright infringement. Fair Use and Online Teaching is defined, as is the difference between plagiarism and copyright infringement, all with specific references to both North Carolina state and federal laws governing copyright.
The Original TEACH Act Toolkit will be especially helpful to instructors designing online or distance education courses, choosing digitial materials either for a class period presentation, or as additional materials for students to review outside of the regular class periods, whether those class periods are face-to-face, or virtual.
- The Essential Copyright
- Copyright or Plagiarism?
- Online Teaching
- The Original TEACH Act Toolkit
- Fair Use
- Students, Copyright, and Plagiarism
- What Can I Put on My Moodle Course?
- Five Step Approach for Analyzing Copyright Use Questions
Prepared especially for all those questions faculty may have on copyright for materials they wish to use for their classes, this short video is provided free to the college by the Copyright Clearance Center for training purposes. Please note that, if this video doesn’t load on your PC, you will need to update/download Microsoft Silverlight.
According to an article about the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) in Wikipedia, the “CCC is a global rights broker for materials, including millions of in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, images, blogs and e-books. Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization in response to a suggestion of Congress preceding the Copyright Act of 1976 … CCC licenses copyright-protected content to businesses and academic institutions, and compensates publishers and content creators for the use of their works.”
Thsi brief tutorial, the first part created by Erwin Librarians, the second part by WCC Distance Education staff, illustrates how to find a journal article Permalink URL in a research database, then copy and paste such a URL into a Moodle discussion forum or email textbox as a hyperlink.
The Purdue (University) Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an all-purpose writing lab site, with the following as its most popular resources, though the site includes much, much more:
- MLA Formatting and Style Guide
- APA Formatting and Style Guide
- Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition
- Conducting Research
- Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
- Strategies for Fair Use
- Job Search Writing
Maintained by Diana Hacker, this website is divided into four main sections for Humanities, Social Sciences, History, and Sciences, each section further divided into three sections, Finding Sources, Documenting Sources, and Sample pages. The four documentation styles described in detail and illustrated with many sample citations include:
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Chicago Manual of Style
- Council of Science Editors (CSE)
From the Introduction, click your way through a quick and lucid tutorial created by the faculty and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill including segments for:
- “Why We Cite explains the role of citation in scholarly work, provides guidelines for deciding when you need to cite, and gives a definition of plagiarism”
- “APA explains when and how to cite information using APA style”
- “MLA explains when and how to cite information using MLA style “
- “Chicago explains when and how to cite information using Chicago (Turabian) style”
- “CSE /CBE explains when and how to cite information using CSE/CBE style”