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Kinesiology & Health : Style Guides

Provides a guide to resources available through the UW Libraries for Kinesiology & Health students & faculty.

Style Guide

For many of your style and citation questions, it's best to go straight to the source! Find a copy of the APA manual at the Help Desk.

APA Online Guides

APA Citation Style is used when writing or citing works in the social sciences or business.

Defining Plagiarism

What is plagiarism?

“To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source.”
plagiarism. (2010). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.Retrieved August 10, 2010, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plagiarism

When should you cite your sources?

  1. If you directly quote a source
  2. If you paraphrase ideas from another person's work
  3. If you summarize ideas from another person's work

Types of plagiarism

Blending

  • Mixing words or ideas from an unacknowledged source in with your own words or ideas.
  • Mixing together uncited words and ideas from several sources into a single work.
  • Mixing together properly cited uses of a source with uncited uses.

Direct Plagiarism

  • A phrase or passage that is copied word for word, but not quoted.

Paraphrasing

  • Rephrasing another person’s work and inserting into your own work without acknowledging the original source.

Insufficient Acknowledgement

  • Half crediting source; whereby you acknowledge the author’s work the first time, but continue to use the author’s words without giving additional attribution.