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BIO 101 Labs (AL): Citing Sources

Citation Help from Databases: Academic Search Complete

Many of the article databases that NOVA subscribes to, such as Academic Search Complete and Proquest, will provide citations. These citations should be carefully checked for accuracy.

In Academic Search Complete, open the article you plan to use.

Look for the Print and Email tools - in that same area you will see an option for Cite (it looks like a square piece of yellow paper).

More Help with Citing Resources: APA & CSE

APA Manual Cover    

For more information on citations, you can ask a librarian for help, or consult the following websites:

Examples from the BIO 101 Lab Manual (Zorin and Rupert):

Citation Help from Databases: Proquest

Many of the article databases that NOVA subscribes to, such as Academic Search Complete and Proquest, will provide citations. These citations should be carefully checked for accuracy.

In Proquest, open the article you plan to use.

Look for the Print and Email tools - in that same area you will see an option to Cite.

Why and When to Cite

Why to Cite:

  • Give credit to the authors of the sources you used.
  • Provide evidence you did research -- good, credible sources give your work more authority.
  • Allows your reader to locate the sources you used.
  • Avoid plagiarism.

When to Cite:

You should cite a source if you reproducequoteparaphrase, or summarize ideas and/or media created by other individuals. When in doubt, cite!

 

Plagiarism Has Consequences

Plagiarism may not seem like a big deal, but there can be some severe and/or long lasting effects:

  • Failing grade (assignment and/or course)
  • Note on transcript for academic dishonesty
  • Loss of financial aid
  • Academic probation or expulsion
  • Limited career opportunities (can become a barrier to getting a job or can cause loss of employment)