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Citation Research Guide
Everything you need to know to properly cite your sources!
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition is the official source for APA Style. With millions of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, it is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields. Known for its authoritative, easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, language, and tone that will result in powerful, concise, and elegant scholarly communication. It guides users through the scholarly writing process-from the ethics of authorship to reporting research through publication. The seventh edition is an indispensable resource for students and professionals to achieve excellence in writing and make an impact with their work. The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect best practices in scholarly writing and publishing. All formats are in full color, with a new tabbed spiral version Improved ease of navigation, with many additional numbered sections to help users quickly locate answers to their questions Resources for students on writing and formatting annotated bibliographies, response papers, and other paper types as well as guidelines on citing course materials Dedicated chapter for new users of APA Style covering paper elements and format, including sample papers for both professional authors and student writers New chapter on journal article reporting standards that includes updates to reporting standards for quantitative research and the first-ever qualitative and mixed methods reporting standards in APA Style New chapter on bias-free language guidelines for writing about people with respect and inclusivity in areas including age, disability, gender, participation in research, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality More than 100 new reference examples covering periodicals, books, audiovisual media, social media, webpages and websites, and legal resources More than 40 new sample tables and figures Expanded guidance on ethical writing and publishing practices, including how to ensure the appropriate level of citation, avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism, and navigate the publication process Guidelines that support accessibility for all users, including simplified reference, in-text citation, and heading formats as well as additional font options
Call Number: BF76.7 .P83 2020
Publication Date: 2020
MLA Handbook by
Call Number: LB2369 .G53 2016
Publication Date: 2016
American Sociological Association Style Guide
This edition has updated guidelines for preparing manuscripts for electronic submission, guidelines for electronic sources,and an index. This edition also contains conventions internal to the ASA, and a checklist for submission of manuscripts to ASA journals.
Call Number: HM569 .A54 2010
Publication Date: 2010
Glenn Hubert Writing Center
Located in Garner 113, the Glenn Hubert Writing Center is a free resource available to help Barry University students, faculty, and alumni to improve their writing skills and become better writers. The Writing Center staff of professional tutors, provides students with recommendations and suggestions on organization, structure, content, grammar, and documentation.
Through the Reading Center, Barry University undergraduate and graduate students are able to meet the demands of college-level reading by developing reading comprehension skills, improving reading fluency and building vocabulary.
Writing Center Services
The Writing Center, located in Garner Hall 110, provides assistance to undergraduate and graduate students with all types of writing, including research paper writing, essay writing and crafting resumes and personal statements, among other forms of writing.
Plagiarism- Short Videos
Plagiarism 2.0: Information Ethics in the Digital Age (21:36)
For a generation raised on the ideology of “open source” and the ability to quickly cut and paste, the concept of plagiarism may seem foreign or passé. And that, of course, can lead to trouble. This video examines the behaviors that constitute plagiarism, their consequences, and the best ways to avoid them.
College Plagiarism (2:34)
According to the U.S. News & World Report, 75% of students admitted to cheating—and 85% believe it is necessary to get ahead. We hear two sides of the anti-plagiarism software debate.
Cyberspace: Academic Dishonesty (2:07)
Though plagiarism and cheating in school has been around for centuries, today's new technology leads to new ways of cheating. Many students copy articles directly from the Internet and pass the work off as their own.
Information Ethics (7:32)
Plagiarism is copying or paraphrasing someone else's work and submitting it as your own. Copyright infringement is using another's work without permission, creating a derivative work, or distributing or displaying another's work. Learn about exceptions like common knowledge, fair use, and public domain.