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Honors Project Seminar - IDST - FALL 2020 - Humanities

Should I cite this? Questions to ask yourself..

Citing decision flowchart from Cardiff University Information Services

Image from the Cardiff University Information Services page at http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/ilrb/resource/citingflowchart/

Citation Maker Tools and Guides

NoodleTools is an online tool that helps you create citations and reference lists step-by-step. Try it, you'll like it!

The CSM Librarians created detailed guides on how to cite.

Why Cite????

  • to acknowledge the information you used (and did not create yourself)
  • to acknowledge the cited author's experise,
  • to allow the reader to find the source you are referencing, and
  • to enable her to use these references as a starting point for her own research...

At the very least compare citing to "assist" in soccer (or another sport): record is kept (statistics) and rewards follow (recognition, remuneration..)

Try thinking about it also in  terms of fairness and replicability.

See a couple of short videos on the subject of citing:

 

Plagiarism

Plagiarism, according to Encyclopedia Britannica, is " the act of taking the writings of another person and passing them off as one’s own". College of San Mateo has an explicit policy about plagiarism (see link below). Citing and plagiarism are linked. Follow the links below to learn what do you know about plagiarism so far.

All the exercises above were created by Cardiff University Library Service

All About Citing

Additional guides with examples.

A reminder: CSM library databases contain citations to all the articles available there...just look for the "cite" or "email" on the search results pages!