1. AcademichonestyHow to use sources ethicallywith in-text referencing
2. What is academic honesty? Academic honesty is the understanding and valuing of ethical practices when locating and using information. Academically honest students avoid plagiarism by correctly citing their sources both in text and in a Reference List (Bibliography). AIS has an Academic Honesty policy.
3. AIS library resources supportingacademic honesty http://libguides.ais.com.sg/senior Understanding and using these resources will help you get better grades.
4. Thinking about sources. Prior to writing, you will read widely from a variety of sources, noting your sources, their ideas and your responses to them. You will learn about the authors, their background and perspectives. Analysing and responding to their ideas is a bit like having a conversation with them.
5. Using sources in an essay 1.To acknowledge sources in an essay, you can use a direct quotation paraphrase an idea or argument summarise a number of ideas At AIS we use the Harvard (author-date) style of referencing. (Twitchett 2013)
6. Using sources in an essay 2. Your essay or task will have a central thesis or argument. You will use a discussion of sources to support your argument. You can also use sources to disagree with the thesis. It is a good idea to examine multiple sides of an argument.
7. Using sources in an essay 3.Your in-text reference or citation will contain3 elements: an introduction the quote, paraphrase or summary your analysis
8. Example 1. Direct quotation In his discussion of Hitler’s personality, Brown (2012, p.62) writes“Hitler was intent on ruling the world, a typicalmegalomaniac, ultimate power was his primarygoal.” This interpretation is too narrow, andoverlooks the influential people Hitlersurrounded himself with and relied upon. Ratherthan seeking power for itself, Hitler used powerto achieve other goals, such as ethniccleansing.
9. Example 2. Paraphrase Brown (2012, p.81) claims that Hitler’s primary goal was to rule the world without peer. This interpretation is too narrow and overlooks the men in Hitler’s inner sanctum that he was reliant on. Hitler, rather than seeking power for itself, wanted to use power to achieve his goal for ethnic cleansing and world dominance of the aryan race.
10. Need more help? See Mrs T. in the library. http://libguides.ais.com.sg/seniorSubpages:Academic honestyIn-Text referencingBibliographic referencing.Acknowledgement:Klaudinyi, J n.d., Incorporating sources into your project, Cooperative LibraryInstruction Project, Accessed 10 June 2012,<http://www.clipinfolit.org/tutorials/incorporating-sources-into-your-paper>.