In April 2021, the Modern Language Association released the new MLA 9 handbook.
Here are some of the better known citing formats and the fields that usually use them. Most teachers at ASP decided to use the MLA format.
And there are others as well:
AMA (American Medical Association), ASA (American Sociological Association), OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard For Citation of Legal Authorities), MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association), IMEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Vancouver style...
It is writing in your own words and own style information you found in other sources. Moving or changing a few words around is not paraphrasing.
TIP: Say out loud what you just read to yourself and jot down notes in point form to avoid using the author's exact words.
HOW TO SEARCH FOR IMAGES YOU CAN USE
Google: Do an image search > In "Search Tools" select "Usage Rights" > Select the appropriate licence
Yahoo: Go to Yahoo Images > Search for an image > Scroll down the left menu to Usage rights (droits d'utilisation) > Select "Labeled for Reuse" (libre de droits)
Bing: In the US, Bing has a menu called "Licence" on the images results page. So far, I haven't seen it! Anyone?
Sites for Creative Commons licenced and free pictures
(thanks to GlobalChica for the links)
WHY DO WE NEED TO CITE?
1. To give credit to the authors whose ideas you used.
2. To avoid plagiarism.
3. To indicate that you did your literature review.
4. To allow you to return to the original sources.
5. To allow your readers to further their reading.
6. To show off your scholarship.
WHAT AND WHEN DO YOU CITE?
Paraphrasing (text in your own words): Requires citation and full reference.
Use of direct quotes (exact same words): Requires quotation marks, citation and full reference.
Common knowledge does not require any citation nor reference.
When in doubt, cite!
Citing and referencing properly is a sign of a good scholarship.
This LibGuide is meant to provide answers to a wide range of questions.