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- Library Style Guide
- EasyBib : The Automatic Bibliography & Citation Maker
- The Copyright Crash Course
When you undertake any productive endeavor, whether it be a research paper or a class project, if you use information or ideas created by someone else it's important that you recognize this in the form of a citation of that source.
In other words, copyright and intellectual property laws mandate that creators of copyrighted information (books, music, designs, art, etc.) are recognized when their work is used to create new works. For educational purposes, this generally means noting usage or citing a source in your academic work. For commercial purposes, this can mean gaining written permission from the creator and/or paying a monetary fee to use their work.
Students are expected to meet academic standards of honesty in all aspects of their work at The Art Institute of Seattle. All work submitted, including papers and projects, written and oral examinations, and oral presentations and reports, must be free of plagiarism. Plagiarism is using the creations, ideas, or words of someone else without formally acknowledging the authors or source through appropriate use of quotation marks, references, and citations.
Examples of plagiarism include using another person's ideas as your own, copying words from a book or magazine without using quotes and citation, paraphrasing another person's work without citation, or presenting designs, art or digital files created by someone else as your own. Any student who is uncertain whether his or her use of the work of another will constitute plagiarism should consult the course instructor before submitting the course work involved. Citation standards and guidelines are available from your instructors and the library.
The Art Institute of Seattle Policy on Plagiarism
It is the policy of The Art Institute of Seattle that students who copy or otherwise plagiarize the assignments, examinations, artwork, media or projects of other individuals, are subject to disciplinary action, including failure of the course in which the plagiarized work was submitted or possible termination from The Art Institute of Seattle.
The Library Style Guide provides guidelines for creating citations when you use someone else's work in a paper or project. Examples for bibliographies, footnotes, and endnotes from a variety of sources according to the Modern Language Association (MLA) style are provided.
Examples include: a book by one author, an article from a reference book , an article in a magazine, an article in a newspaper, a sound recording, a film or video recording, a website, and an article from an online periodical
NOTE: The Style Guide is NOT a comprehensive resource to citations. For a complete reference to citation, come to the library and use the handbooks and manuals cited in the Style Guide.
And, see this site that helps create citations: EasyBib.
General copyright guidelines for faculty, students and staff is available at The Copyright Crash Course, developed by Georgia Harper, Office of General Counsel, University of Texas.
If you are interested in additional information on copyright, please consult the United States Copyright Office at http://www.copyright.gov
Lastly, if you have further questions about citation style, ask your instructors.
Instructors will also be helpful with providing information bout copyright issues that may be associated with your specific program or career.
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