You will be using APA format for your paper.
When you are ready to cite the sources you have used for your research, visit the library's homepage to find sources that will help you cite in APA format. It will offer example citations for the most common source types.
Even if you use a citation maker (EasyBib, NoodleTools etc) you must still check your citations again the APA guide to make sure they are 100% correct.
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Many of the databases are provided through the EBSCO platform. EBSCO is not the name of a database. Look for the name above the search box to use in your citations.
You will be preparing an APA formatted Bibliography of all the sources used to prepare your speech.
Chapter in an electronic book (*do not add period after URL or DOI)
Bilotta, E., & Evans, G. W. (2012). Environmental stress. In L. Steg, A. van den Berg, J. de Groot (Eds.), Environmental psychology: An introduction (pp. 28-35). Retrieved from http://ezproxy.sunywcc.edu/login:2663/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=888149
Bradshaw, J. (2013). The behaviour of the domestic cat. Boston: CABI International.
Print journal, (with issue, no volume)
Iyoob, I., Rossetti, M. D., & Chen, Y. (2013). Cloud computing clarity: What every IE needs to know about the newest software paradigm. Industrial Engineer, (4), 32-7.
Online article with DOI
Jackson, J. J., & Samuel, T. S. (2001). The impact of climate change on sea levels. Journal of Environmental Science, 55(4), 233-277. doi:10.1070/8567-65184.108.40.2068
Authors: Last Name, First initial : Bradshaw, J.
Multiple Authors: Separate with commas, use comma & before last author: Iyoob, I., Rossetti, M. D., & Chen, Y.
Put year of publication in parentheses (2016) use (n.d.) if no date found. Use (year, month day) if information available.
Titles: Put titles (books, articles websites) in ‘sentence case’ – only capitalize first word (and first word after any punctuation) and proper nouns: Environmental psychology: An introduction
BUT capitalize journal titles: Journal of Environmental Science
Italicize book and journal titles: Journal of Environmental Science
Journals: Volume (in italics) followed by issue (in parentheses) no space between: 55(4)
Online sources: Use DOI (if available) or Retrieved from URL Do not add a period at the end of the DOI or the URL doi:10.1070/8567-65220.127.116.118 or Retrieved from http://ezproxy.sunywcc.edu/login:2663/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=888149
Don't forget to cite images on your presentation!
APA format: Lastname, FirstInitial. (Year, Month Day of publication). Title. Retrieved from URL
If there is no date for the image, add a retrieved date to the citation. There may be a date on the page it was added to but that is not the same. Click on the image to see if there is more information.
APA format: Lastname, FirstInitial. (Year). Title. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from URL
Plagiarism occurs when you use another person's verbal or written words or text in your own work without appropriately documenting the source of the borrowed words or text. The borrowed text could come from a variety of places, such as a book, a newspaper, a magazine, a website, or even another student's paper.
The WCC Student Code of Conduct: states:
A. Academic Dishonesty
Engaging in academic dishonesty in any form with respect to examinations, course assignments, research projects, grades, and/or academic records is prohibited, including, but not limited to the following:
Note: The guidelines that define plagiarism also apply to information secured on internet websites. Internet references must specify precisely where the information was obtained and where it can be found.
You may think that citing another author’s work will lower your grade. In some unusual cases this may be true, if your instructor has indicated that you must write your paper without reading additional material. But in fact, as you progress in your studies, you will be expected to show that you are familiar with important work in your field and can use this work to further your thinking. Your professors write this kind of paper all the time. The key to avoiding plagiarism is that you show clearly where your own thinking ends and someone else’s begins.
No matter where the text comes from, it must be documented accurately. Accurate documentation means that you must follow the MLA (Modern Language Association) or APA (American Psychological Association) rules for documentation.