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MGT 365: New Venture Creation: Citation Resources

About References

"The references of your paper are the foundation on which your work is built.  They provide the scientific background that justifies the research you have undertaken and the methods you have used.  They provide the context in which your research should be interpreted.  They should not be collected as an afterthought when your research project is complete.  A literature search and reading is relevant references should be the starting points of any research project".

- Howell, Simon.  "References."  How to write a paper.  Ed. George M. Hall.  3rd ed. London:  BMJ Books, 2003.51.

Academic Integrity

"As a community of students and scholars, The University strives to set and maintain the highest standards of academic integrity.  All members of the university community are expected to exhibit honesty and competence in academic work.  This responsibility can be met only through earnest and continuing good faith effort on the part of all students and faculty."

The Lowdown, "Student Academic Conduct Policy"

Defining Plagiarism

Elizabeth Rugan, USA Librarian, has created an excellent course guide on Plagiarism.   I selected the definition to include in our library guide to answer a question we hear often in the library.  For more extensive information, I have included the link below to Ms. Rugan's guide:

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the technical term for stealing someone else's intellectual property (words or thoughts).

Plagiarism is derived from the Latin word plagiarius meaning "kidnapper."

Plagiarism “to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source.”
Plagiarism. (2010). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.Retrieved January 12, 2011, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plagiarism

"As a community of students and scholars, The University strives to set and maintain the highest standards of academic integrity.  All members of the university community are expected to exhibit honesty and competence in academic work [...] Any dishonesty related to academic work or records constitutes academic misconduct including, but not limited to, activities such as giving or receiving unauthorized aid in tests and examinations, improperly obtaining a copy of an examination, plagiarism, misrepresentation of information, altering transcripts or university records [....] Such acts [...] are subject to investigation and disciplinary action through appropriate University procedures. Penalties may range from the loss of credit for a particular assignment to dismissal from the University." USA Student Conduct Policy

APA Citation Style Resources

These are two books that will assist you in the APA Citation of references:

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (MCOB Reference BF76.7 P83 2010)

Mitchell College of Business Handbook (ISBN 148294341) - a copy is retained at the MCOB Reference Desk

MLA Citation Style Resources

These are two books that will provide you guidance on to cite references correctly using the MLA citation method:

MLA Handbook for Writers and Research Writers (ISBN 9781603200241) - MCOB Reference LB2369.G53 2009)

Mitchell College of Business Handbook (ISBN 148294341) - a copy is retained at the MCOB Reference Desk