Tutorials, Citation and Subject Guides
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 Plagiarism may occur with respect to unpublished as well as published material.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 2018-2019 General Catalog and Student Handbook“
“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.
The APA Style Blog has several features to help you navigate the site, whether you are just browsing or looking for an answer to a specific question. For example, you can search the blog, explore posts by category, and view the most recent posts and comments.”
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.
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.”
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 (7th ed.)
- Chicago Manual of Style (17th 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:
Online Research Guides and Other PDF Subject Guides
All online Research Guides (LibGuides) are regularly updated by Erwin Librarians. Materials discussed include print books and open access internet resources, as well as journal, ebook and streaming video databases subscribed to by the Erwin Library.