Welcome, fpr those of you who missed your library induction in fresher’s week my name is Rachel Scott Halls, and I am the senior Information Advisor for Law, i.e. the Law Librarian. Over the course of the first semester I will be coming into to a lecture in each module to talk about research skills for law. This may sound dull, but the biggest complaint I hear from my colleagues in law firms is that the new intake of trainees have NO research skills whatsoever. Today, in preparation for your nex assignment we are going to look at the exciting topic of referencing...so,
REFERENCING FOR LAW
Everything you ever wanted to know abut referencing - AND MORE - in 1 easy lecture…
WHERE DOES KINGSTON UNIVERSITY DRAW THE PLAGIARISM LINE?
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Copying a paragraph from a book. No acknowledgement that these words have come from the book. Copying a paragraph from a book, making small changes. No acknowledgement. Cutting and pasting a paragraph from a website. Deleting one or two sentences and changing their order. No acknowledgement. Building a paragraph by copying short phrases from a number of sources and linking them together using words of your own. A full reference for each of the books is in the bibliography. Rewrite a paragraph from a book in your own words. Make the rewritten version shorter and change the language used as well as the order of the sentences. A reference and in-text acknowledgement are included. Quoting a paragraph from a web site by indenting the text and adding speech marks, an in-text citation and reference in the bibliography.
Page number if quoting or giving info from specific page(s)
A Mullis and K Oliphant, Torts (3rd edn Palgrave, Basingstoke 2003) 27 If there are MORE than three authors cite the first one, followed by ‘and others’… S Gardiner and others, Sports Law (3 rd edn Cavendish, London 2006)