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Writing in the Disciplines: Plagiarism/Citing Sources/Website Evaluation

A guide to writing resources available in Ramsey Library and the UNCA Writing Center.

Citation Tools

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.

Online Guides

Online Writing Centers and citation help

Duke University Libraries Guide to Citing Sources

Purdue University OWL (Online Writing Lab)

UC Berkeley Library Style Sheets for citing sources

Citing Medicine (National Library of Medicine)

Plagiarism and Academic Integrity

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.

Style Manuals

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

Evaluating Websites


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)

UNCA Writing Center

Make an appointment with the UNCA Writing Center to get help with fomatting and developing your paper.