Research Documentation and Avoiding Plagiarism

 

APA Documentation (American Psychological Association)

APA Resources - recommended by the CHC Writing Center

This handout includes a collection of online resources for students.

 

APA Formatting and Style Guide - from Purdue Online Writing Lab

This site includes a sample paper, a PowerPoint overview of APA documentation, and model citations and References Page entries.

 

APA Style Web Page - from the American Psychological Association

 

Step-by-Step Guide to the APA Title Page and Headers

Microsoft Office 2010 

Microsoft Office 2007 

Microsoft Office 2003  

Microsoft Office 2007 - Mac users 

 

MLA Documentation (Modern Language Association)

MLA Resources - recommended by the CHC Writing Center

This handout includes a collection of online resources for students.

 

MLA Formatting and Style Guide - from the Purdue Online Writing Lab

This site includes a sample paper, a PowerPoint overview of MLA documentation, and model citations and Works Cited entries.

 

MLA Style Web Page - from the Modern Language Association

 

CMS Documentation (Chicago Manual of Style)

Chicago Style Resources - recommended by the CHC Writing Center

This handout includes a collection of online resources for students.

 

Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition Guide - from Purdue Online Writing Lab

This site includes sample papers in both author-date style and notes-bibliography style, a PowerPoint overview of Chicago Style documentation, model citations, and sample notes and bibliographic entries.

 

Changes to the 16th Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style 

 

Avoiding Plagiarism

Purdue Online Writing Lab explains plagiarism and provides strategies on how to avoid plagiarism, including note taking, documenting sources, properly writing and citing summaries and paraphrases, and accurately quoting sources.

 

Purdue OWL on summary, paraphrasing, and quoting sources 

 

CHC Logue Library’s recommended links on citation
 

Chestnut Hill College’s Policies on Academic Integrity

School of Undergraduate Studies (See page 56)

School of Graduate Studies (See page 59) 

School of Continuing and Professional Studies (See page 13)

 

CHC Writing Center Recommendation

If you use an electronic tool to compile citations, make sure to check your discipline’s manual, which is the authoritative source on citation (MLA Handbook, APA Handbook, Chicago Manual of Style). These handbooks are available for reference in the Writing Center and Logue Library.