Students should be mindful when using the work, ideas or publications by others. These works should be recognized and due credit given to the creators; policies are also in place to protect intellectual property and ensure there is ethical use of the works created/produced by other persons or entities in any format.
Please review the University Research Ethics Policy
Citing and Referencing allows the ethical use of works created by others using various styles of organizing bibliographic data, depending on the discipline.
In the Humanities the most common styles used for citing and referencing are, The Modern Language Association (MLA) Handbook, and The Chicago Manual of Style, notes-bibliography format.
Plagiarism, according to the University of the West Indies policies on avoiding plagiarism, is the unacknowledged use of words, ideas or creations of another. All students should become familiar with the policies on plagiarism.
Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and can be avoided by
1. Using Quotations
3. Citing and Referencing
Visit the Humanities Division on the 3rd floor to browse the print handbook above
The College of Liberal Arts, Online Writing Lab, at Purdue University has created a wealth of resources to help students navigate their research.
Their Research and Citation Resources can help in citing and referencing.