Many of our library databases such as EBSCO and Proquest will generate a citation or a list of citations during your search session. Look for the "cite this" or "cite this article" option when viewing a single citation or a list of marked citations.
Plagiarism is the use of someone's words or ideas as your own. When writing a research paper, creating a power point presentation or making an oral presentation, you must credit and cite all the sources you use whether from a book, a printed article or an electronic resource found on the web. Information from research resources should be cited according to the guidelines of your discipline (usually APA or MLA) or those of your professor.
Plagiarism is a violation of the UNCA Student Code of Community Standards and Citizen Education Process.
The following manuals provide guidelines for formatting papers and citing sources.
APA Publication Manual - American Psychological Association
Call Number - Ref Desk BF76.7 .P83 2010
Chicago Manual of Style - University of Chicago Press
Call Number - Ref Desk Z253 .C57
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - Joseph Gibaldi
Call Number - Ref Desk LB2369 .G53 2009
Scientific Style and Format: the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers
Call Number - GEN T11 .S386 2006
General Citation Guides
The following guides provide citation examples for APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.
Form and Style: research papers, reports, theses - Carole Slade
Call Number - Ref Desk LB2369.C3
Writer's Reference - Diane Hacker
Call Number - Ref Desk PE1408 .H2778 2007
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations - Kate Turabian
Call Number - Ref Desk LB2369 .T8 2007
The following sites will help you think critically about web resources.
Evaluating Websites: Criteria and Tools - Cornell University Library
Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask – UC Berkley Libraries
Evaluating Web Pages – Duke University
Evaluating Website (YouTube video from Trident Technical College)