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AFRS 344: Literature of the African and Caribbean Experience

Research strategies and resources for AFRS 344.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is using facts or ideas from another source without attribution, thereby presenting it as original work.

Adapted from CSUN Policies and Procedures

 

Best Practices to Avoid Plagiarism:

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Adapted from: Vega García, S.A. (2012). Understanding plagiarism: Information literacy guide. Iowa State University. Retrieved  from http://instr.iastate.libguides.com/content.php?pid=10314. [Accessed February 8, 2018]

Citation Managers

Citation managers are software that keep track of your sources and automatically format your citations in a variety of styles.

  • EndNote Web - free to CSUN students, staff, and faculty; integrates with MS Word and any browser; can export references directly from many databases
  • Zotero - free to anyone; integrates with MS Word and/or Google Docs; must be installed on your own computer 

MLA Style Guides, 8th edition

The Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style is most common in the humanities.  The eighth edition is new for 2016.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University

Citing Archival Materials in MLA

 

Citing Visual Resources

Note: Follow punctuation and capitalization in the formats below.

Citing an online photograph (not of artworks) in MLA

Last Name, First Name. Title of Photograph Italicized. Year of photograph, Website Name italicized, web page address for which the image appears.

Citing a published photograph (not of artworks) in MLA

Last Name, First Name. Title of Photograph Italicized. Year of photograph, Book Name Italicized, nth ed., Author/Editor First Name Last Name and Second Author First Name and Last Name, Publisher, pp.###.

Citing an online photograph (artworks) in MLA

Last Name, First Name. Title of Photograph Italicized. Year of photograph, Name of Location/Museum for which the Work Appears, City. Website Name italicized, web page address for which the image appears.

Citing a published photograph (artworks) in MLA

Last Name, First Name. Title of Photograph Italicized. Year of photograph, Name of Location/Museum for which the Work Appears, City. Book Name italicized, nth ed., Author/Editor First Name Last Name and Second Author First Name and Last Name, Publisher, pp.###.

Citing a film in MLA

Name of Film Italicized. Directed by First Name Last Name, performances by First Name Last Name, First Name Last Name, and First Name Last Name, Publisher, Year of Publication.

 

For more information and examples see MLA Works Cited: Other Common Sources from Purdue Online Writing Lab.