Citation Guides, Copyright and Academic Integrity
“Wayne Community College expects all students to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity … Intentional plagiarism is a form of intellectual theft that violates widely recognized principles of academic integrity. Plagiarism may occur with respect to unpublished as well as published material. Intentional plagiarism is the act of representing the words, ideas, or data of another as one’s own without providing proper attribution to the author through quotation, reference, or footnote.” From 2016-2017 Catalog and Student Handbook (see page 161)”
“The APA Style Blog is the official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. It’s run by a group of experts who work with APA Style every day. We publish weekly posts to talk about what we love—writing, publishing, and APA Style. We explore what APA Style is and how it works in a variety of areas, including reference citations of every sort, grammar and usage, the publication process, and social media. Occasionally we feature guest bloggers who write about more technical issues.
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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 Association (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.
- Basic Copyright and Fair Use
- The Essential Copyright
- Copyright or Plagiarism?
- Online Teaching
- Student, Copyright, Plagiarism
- Traditional Classrooms
- What Can I Put on My Moodle/Canvas 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.”
Now a free Student Portal, EasyBib is an intuitive information literacy platform that provides citation, note taking, and research tools that are easy-to-use and educational. EasyBib is not only accurate, fast, and comprehensive, but helps educators teach and students learn how to become effective and organized researchers. Features of site include:
- Citation Generator – Generate citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for your bibliography
- Research Guide – Get started by checking out our comprehensive presentation on the research process. Pick up some tips and tricks. You can even download the files and take them with you.
- Writing Guide – Here you’ll find detailed break-downs on every step of the writing process. You’ll learn how to start your brainstorming process, how to go about research and find good sources, what it means to make an outline, how to structure arguments and ideas, and finally how to revise and edit your paper to make it air-tight.
- Topics Guide – If you are having trouble starting your research, our Topics Pages are a good place to get started. You can get a general idea of the concepts you’re working with, as well as credible and helpful links to expand your knowledge.
This 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 (8th ed.)
- APA Formatting and Style Guide (6th ed.)
- Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.)
- Conducting Research
- Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
- Strategies for Fair Use
- Job Search Writing
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:
Subject Bibliographies and Research Guides
All subject Bibliographies (PDF) and online Research Guides (LibGuides) are annotated and regularly updated by Erwin Librarians. Materials include book, periodical and audiovisual items held in the Erwin Library collection, as well as relevant internet resource links.
Beekeeping (PDF) [Updated!]