PLAGIARISM AND STYLE

2014-2015

Introduction

This is a collection of resources which should help W&L students understand and avoid plagiarism, defined in the Washington and Lee University Catalog as "the use of another’s words or ideas without proper acknowledgment."

This collection also identifies some of the most important sources of information on using the contemporary English language, particularly in connection with academic research and writing.

Questions, comments, and suggestions about this guide can be directed to Senior Reference Librarian Dick Grefe.

Categories of Materials

  • Guides to Avoiding Plagiarism
    Reliable advice from respected educational institutions -- including Washington and Lee -- about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
  • Style Guides
    Different disciplines use a range of officially-recognized "styles" to acknowledge and document the use of sources through footnotes, bibliographies, end notes, and other techniques.
  • Writing, Words, and Usage
    Published resources for student on strategies and techniques on academic research and writing.
  • Citation Managers
    Published resources for student on strategies and techniques on academic research and writing.