External Resources

About Academic Integrity

The Center for Academic Integrity

ABOUT PLAGIARISM:

  • Purdue University: Although this site is a series of pages, each with long lists of links, the resources available at the end of those links are well worth the effort. Purdue has put together a series of handouts on everything from sentence structure and punctuation to how and when to quote and site sources. The site was created for Purdue's OWL (Online Writing Lab) and is an excellent source for any teacher (or student) wishing to be better prepared and informed.

SERVICES THAT CATCH PLAGIARISM

Safeassign.com: UNC pays for this service for teachers and students to check papers for plagiarism.

STYLES OF ATTRIBUTING IDEAS

Every professor at UNC requires papers to follow a style of crediting authors. Some prefer MLA, some APA, and some just want a consistent, recognized style. In any case, here are the basics of the styles.

MLA (Modern Language Association)

The basics: This extremely helpful four-page guide was put together by the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The site: www.mla.org

APA (American Psychological Association)
The basics are on the site at www.apastyle.org

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