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Book Holsti, Ole R. Making American Foreign Policy. New York: Routledge, 2006. Look for the name of the book in the catalogue
Journal article “Food Safety in Travel and Tourism.” MacLaurin, Tanya L. Journal of Travel Research vol. 39 (2001): 332-333. Look for the name of the journal in the catalogue
Articles are NOTlisted in the library catalogue!
Academic integrity at McGill “McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures.”
Plagiarism = stealing
Is this plagiarism? Turning in a paper you already submitted for another class YES! Buying a paper off the internet YES! Copying an author’s words from an academic article Yes, UNLESS you cite the source.
Does this sentence need a citation? John A. Macdonald was the first prime minister of Canada. No!
Does this sentence need a citation? In 2003, cardiovascular disease was the leading cause of death in Canada, accounting for at least 36% of all deaths.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Health Research - Investing in Canada's Future 2003-2004. 23 Nov. 2006.
Examples of citations Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (p. 263). Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (p. 263).
Tips for avoiding plagiarism Start early! Record your sources Practice putting ideas into your own words http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism/
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