"For the purposes of this policy, plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:
(i) copying verbatim the work or portions of the work of another without providing the source of the work. Sources of plagiarism include, but are not limited to, another’s words, phrases, recordings, images, and data. Plagiarized material may be drawn from many sources including, but not limited to, websites and other online sources, online term papers, books, articles, image libraries, email, lectures, or encyclopedias (including online encyclopedias): For further information please see the MLA Style Manual.
(ii) paraphrasing the work of another, or taking an original idea of another and presenting it as one's own work, without providing the source of the work or the idea:
i. submitting the work of another person as your own,
ii. writing papers or doing studio projects for other students or allowing them to submit your work as their own,
iii. fabricating information, data, or citations or falsifying documents."
As an academic writer it is critical to cite your sources for many reasons including:
The three most common citation styles used in courses taught at NSCAD include APA, MLA, and Chicago. Below is a quick summary of the three styles. For style guides to help you with formatting citations for many different types of resources (books, journal articles, media material, images, etc.) and creating bibliographies in the three styles, use the list of citation style guides on the right hand side of this webpage. If you are unsure of which citation style you should use for an assignment, ask your instructor.
APA: The American Psychological Association (APA) style is often used in the social, behavioral, and biological sciences, and business. In-text citations and a reference list are required to correctly cite in the APA style.
Chicago: The Chicago style of citation is used most often in the humanities and the arts. Chicago style can be used in two different ways, either with notes and bibliography, or author-date in-text citations. If you are unsure of which way to format your citations for an assignment, ask your instructor.
MLA: The Modern Languages Association (MLA) style is used in the humanities. MLA style requires in-text citations and a list of references for correct formatting of citations.
There are a number of online tools to help you organize and manage the sources you are collecting and using in your research. These tools can help you keep track of your sources in an organized manner, as well as create bibliographies and citations quickly and efficiently. The NSCAD Library subscribes to Refworks, and the service is available to all current NSCAD students, faculty, and staff. To learn more about Refworks please see our Refworks guide here or click the image below: