To respect the copyrights of the writer from whom you have borowed your ideas
To make your writing more persuasive
To allow other users to trace the sources of information you have used
To validate your arguments
To help preventing plagiarism
Whenever you use quotes
Whenever you paraphrase
Whenever you use an idea that someone else has already expressed
Whenever you make specific reference to the work of another
Whenever someone else’s work has been critical in developing your own ideas
Here is a list of online reference managers that you can use to gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.
EndNote Web (Basic) (online registration is necessary)
RefWorks (online registration is necessary)
Citavi (free download)
Zotero (free download)
Citation Machine is a free site that automatically produces MLA, APA, Turabian or Chicago style citations for a variety of sources (but not bibliographies). Users can copy and paste citations into Word. It was developed by David Warlick, an educator.
A reference made in the text to a source of information. This can be in the form of a direct quotation, summarising or paraphrasing.
An organised listing of the works cited in the text, placed at the end of the document.
A full listing of all material consulted in relation to the research, including any source material not directly cited in the text, placed at the end of the document.
Is the way you tell your readers that certain material in your work came from another source. It also gives your readers the information necessary to find that source again, including:
Is an essential part of academic writing. Its purpose is to acknowledge the original source of ideas and work that is not the author’s own, and to point the reader to the original documents so that they can determine independently whether the attributed sources support the author’s argument as written.
Plagiarism, the act of using others' words / ideas without clearly acknowledging the source of that information & claiming them as your own; this may lead to fail in your course
In order to avoid that:
If you are in doubt about what considers plagiarism, look at the followings:
Turnitin is an effective tool used for displaying the similar text within the submitted papers & will help students to develop their writing by using their own words rather than quoting or copying & pasting
Please refer to our Turnitin helping page