Citation Guides - Thesis Processing Office
Incorporating sources and citing the work of others correctly are critical in academia, not only to avoid plagiarism, but to establish the credibility of one's own work by following established norms and leaving an accurate data trail so that others can conduct follow-on research.
All unrestricted thesis drafts are checked for originality using iThenticate software. Advice for Acing Your iThenticate Review // FAQs
Required or Preferred Styles by Department
Reference Software Tips and Guides
IEEE AND ASME USERS: If you're not using citation software for your citations, these steps ensure your bracketed citations are sequential.
Paraphrasing and Quoting for All Citation Styles
Borrowing Images, Tables, and Figures Fairly
Citing Bulleted and Numbered Lists
Using Signal Phrases Effectively
Self-plagiarism (reusing your own previously published work)
What Is Common Knowledge? Handout, MIT
Citation guide tips
Plagiarism's haunting legacy
NPS thesis processors presented a modified version of this video to an appreciative crowd at the 2019 ACES: The Society for Editing conference in Providence, RI.
Paraphrasing and Quoting Like a Pro – Register and View Slides
You’ve all heard what you shouldn’t be doing: don’t violate the Honor Code, don’t plagiarize, don’t forget the rules of academic integrity. This workshop focuses on what to do to avoid these serious problems. We give you the skills to confidently incorporate others’ words, ideas, analyses, models, and images into your own writing. You will gain experience summarizing, paraphrasing, and incorporating quotes from source material.
Citation Management with Zotero – Register and View Slides
Learn how to use Zotero, a free tool that you can use to centrally collect, manage, and format your references in APA, Chicago, IEEE, and other citation styles. We will also show you how to use Zotero’s Word plug-in to cite while you write your papers or thesis. This workshop is “hands on,” so bring your own laptop! Workshop size is limited, and registration at least 24 hours in advance is required.
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