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You can read a helpful explanation of what constitutes plagiarism provided by the Plagirism.org web site, or take a 25-minute tutorial "How to Recognize Plagiarism" from Indiana University Bloomington.
Here's a short (10-item) quiz. If you are taking the short quiz, keep track of how many incorrect responses you have as you go along. The web site also offers a longer certification test, but you must register to take it.
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
You must cite sources from which you quote or paraphrase in your research paper. For rules and examples of the APA citation style, look here:
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 7th ed. 2020. Reference Desk BF76.7 P83 2020
- See also the searchable APA Style Blog for updates or answers to pesky citation questions.
- APA Style help - (Andersen Library, UW-Whitewater)
- APA Formatting and Style Guide - 7th ed. (Online Writing Lab at Purdue)
- APA Documentation Guide - still 6th ed. 2010 as of Oct. 2020 (Writing Center at UW-Madison)
Sometimes students will use online citation formatters provided free on the Web or within a library database. If you use one of these online formatters, remember that they are not foolproof. You will need to review your citations to make sure they are correct. UW-Whitewater's libraries have a guide that lists some of these citation formatters.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Call Number: BF76.7 .P83 2020 (copies @ Ref Desk, 2nd-floor Ref Collection, 3rd-floor Main Collection)
Publication Date: 2019
This 7th edition is the official source for APA Style citation guidance,