Posts about: Referencing and Plagiarism

O Reference, reference, wherefore art thou, reference?

12 February 2018

In honour of both our plagiarism week, and Valentine’s day, Romeo soliloquises on the subjects of loving good academic practice, referencing and avoiding plagiarism…

Picture or romeo and juliet

ROMEO: But soft! What quote through yonder sentence breaks?

It is the best, and the essay is done.

Arise, assignment two is begun, too late,

I am already sick and pale with grief

That such books unread mar more clear design.

Be not a reader, since time is grievous.

Internet cut and paste is both slick and clean,

And none but fools do shun it. Print it off. read more

Referencing made easier with EndNote

23 January 2018

Is there an easier way to do your referencing? Anne suggests EndNote.


 
 

Correct referencing, that is, acknowledging the books, journal articles and other sources of information you use in your essays and assignments, is a very important part of academic writing.
 

You might have already discovered that it is complicated, and can be quite time-consuming and difficult to get right. 
 
 
 

Have you ever wished you could get a machine to help you?

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Well you can!

All our open access PCs and Macs are installed with EndNote X8. This is a package that allows you to create your own library of references and add citations and a reference list to your Word documents – automatically and correctly! read more

Christmas the APA Way, Hey!

8 December 2017

It is very nearly Christmas – and while your thoughts are most probably turning towards the happy days ahead, part of you may still be in academic mode. Perhaps you have been so consumed by university life that even now you are wondering how to cite Christmas the APA 6th way. If this is true you may need a holiday even more than I do, but nevertheless, read on!

Let’s start at the beginning: The Nativity

Essentially, the Bible is a book of chapters written by different people so normally you would treat your reference as a Chapter in an Edited Book. This is not the case with the Bible, or any other classical Holy Books. read more

OSCOLA FAQs

8 November 2017
Image of front screen of OSCOLA FAQ presentation

Have you got questions about OSCOLA? Check the FAQs, it may have the answer

Have you got questions about OSCOLA referencing?

You may find the answer in the OSCOLA FAQs, click on the image to find out.

If your OSCOLA referencing question isn’t answered, check out the OSCOLA web guide at: Skills for Learning OSCOLA Referencing (select the OSCOLA tab).

Week 6 #SalfordSmart – Referencing

30 October 2017

#SalfordSmart this week

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Referencing and your essay

You may have heard lots of mention of making sure you reference your essay or assignment.

If you aren’t sure exactly what this means or how to reference then #SalfordSmart this week is just for you.

This week #SalfordSmart focuses on referencing by looking at these four questions:

1. What is referencing?

2. Why do you need to reference?

3. How do you write a reference in your assignment?

4. How do you check your work to make sure you haven’t accidentally plagiarised? read more

Finding Patents

4 July 2017

Looking for patents? Anne shows you where you can find them.

Patents are useful as they can show the latest technological development in a particular field, and often describe significant developments long before they are revealed elsewhere. If you are working in a field of engineering, for example, and need to think of a design solution to a particular problem you might like to look at some patents for inspiration.

Scopus

You might be familiar with Scopus for finding journal articles, but did you know it provides access to over 28 million patents from five patent offices as well? read more

The 7 study mistakes too many students make – learn what they are and don’t make them yourself!

3 March 2017
Amy Pearson

You really don’t want to miss what Amy has to say about the 7 study mistakes that can cost you marks.

Some study mistakes are no big deal, others really are a big deal as they can affect your final degree classification. This is why we have put together a short online package to introduce you to the 7 things, why they matter and how you can avoid them. They are:

  • Plagiarism
  • Self-plagiarism (or double submission)
  • Collusion
  • Falsifying experimental or other investigative results
  • Contracting another to write a piece of assessed work / Writing a piece of assessed work for another
  • Taking any unauthorised material into an examination. Copying from, or communicating with, another examination candidate during an examination.
  • Bribery
  • read more

    Important Changes to Ref Me

    17 February 2017
    Jen Earl

    Jen wants to make you aware of changes to Ref Me.

    It has just been announced that RefMe will be changing to Cite This For Me on February 28th 2017. Full details on this news can be found on the Ref Me website.

    If you have a RefMe account you will still have access to your account and saved Reference lists until June 1st, 2017, but you will need to export them before this date or you will lose them.

    If you want to create an account for Cite This For Me it will cost £6.99 a month but you are able to generate a reference list without creating an account. However without an account your reference list won’t be saved for future use. read more

    It’s Hedgehog Day

    2 February 2017

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    Today, 2nd February, is Hedgehog Day, and this little fellow has been brushing up on his Skills for Learning.

    He is doing his best to Get Ahead.

    He has set up his device for learning, found his reading lists, learned how to find information for his assignments, improved his writing skills, and now knows how to reference the information he has used. What a great start to the semester!

    Don’t you think he looks a bit tired now though?

    Curate. Don’t drown in a sea of information. Organize.

    18 January 2017

    curate

    Welcome to day 3 of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning Week. Here at Salford we are offering a short online course to help you make the most of your mobile device, as well as on campus activities all week. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below and participate as much or as little as you like.

    Day three

    Today’s theme is curating – how to stay on top of the latest developments in your area, and how you can organise your documents, ideas and notes. Drop in to Mary Seacole, room 187, between 12:00 and 13:00 today to find out more. read more