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Sociology 103: World Society

Resources for Sociology 103 research on the global source and evolution of food products.

Writing without Plagiarism

Writing Without Plagiarism

This is a guide to organizing your research and writing process so that you minimize the risk of plagiarism. It will help you answer questions like:

What is Plagiarism?Do I need to cite this?How do I cite this?How do I keep track of all the sources I use?

Finding Key Information

When you find an article online, you can often find all the citation information you need on the article's landing page. If you search for an article in a database, you can use the citation elements from the search results. Remember to always verify the database's citation with the information from the full-text or PDF of the article!

Article landing page:

A sample article landing page, with arrows pointing to the author, journal title, date, volume and issue numbers, page range, and article title.

Database search results:

A sample database search result, with arrows pointing to the author, journal title, date, volume and issue numbers, page range, and article title.

You can often find all the information you need for a journal article citation on the first page of that article. Occasionally, you may have to look at the title page of the journal to determine the date or volume number of that particular issue.

First page of a journal article, with arrows pointing to the journal title, article title, volume and issue numbers, date, and authors

When citing a book, you'll usually find the information you need on the title page and the back of the title page (title page verso).

Title page:

The title page of Practical Nursing Philosophy, with arrows pointing out the title, authors, publisher, and location of the book.

Title page verso:

Title page verso of Practical Nursing Philosophy, with arrows pointing to the date, publisher, and location of the book.