Plagiarism 101
How to Write Term Papers
Without Being Sucked into the Black Hole

What it isHelpful StrategiesCitation Practice • Resources • References Style Guides


You have access to many other research and information literacy resources here at the University at Albany:

  • Take an information literacy course. These courses will help you to locate and evaluate information effectively -skills which will help you not only with your studies, but also in the workplace. For more information, check the General Education Lookup Search (http://www.albany.edu/gened/search/search.shtml) which lists courses that meet the General Education Information Literacy Requirement. The University Libraries offer two such courses, one targeted towards the sciences. More information (http://library.albany.edu/usered/unl205/index.html) is available on both courses.

  • Check out helpful tip sheets and other tutorials (http://library.albany.edu/usered/). The University Libraries provide a wide array of guides and other instruction to answer your research-related questions. These include help on the research process, citation tip sheets, explanations of types of resources, information on how to locate a wide range of materials and how to evaluate them effectively, and much more.

  • The University Libraries homepage (http://library.albany.edu/) will provide you with access to all sorts of resources for doing research, including the online catalog and a wide variety of research databases. You will find links to contact librarians and to ask for help, and a great deal more. Take a look!

Additional Resources

Plagiarism and How to Avoid it

Online Writing Lab

Doing Research, University at Albany Libraries

Writing Center, University at Albany

American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 5th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2001.
Call Number: ReadyRef BF 76.7 P83 2001 (ULIB REF)

Becker, H.S. Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book or Article. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.
Call Number: H 91 B4 1986 (DEWEY, ULIB)

Becker, H.S. Tricks of the Trade: How to Think About Your Research While You're Doing it. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Call Number: H 91 B38 1998 (DEWEY, ULIB)

Booth, W.C.B., G. Colomb and J. Williams. The Craft of Research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.
Call Number: Q 180.55 M4 B66 1995 (Reference: DEWEY, ULIB)

Gibaldi, J. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2003.
Call Number: ReadyRef LB 2369 G53 2003 (ULIB REF)

Turabian, K.L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 6th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Call Number: LB 2369 T8 1996 (Reference: DEWEY & ULIB)

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