At Bishop Smith Catholic High School we understand and highly value the concept of research integrity. We are prepared to teach students how to document the oral, written, and electronic works of others. Plagiarism is a serious offence. Therefore, students will be held accountable for the work they submit to teachers for assessment and evaluation. If a student does not give credit to the original author of any borrowed work, plagiarism will be suspected.
Plagiarism refers to the copying of another person’s words,
ideas or images and presenting them as your own.
The American Psychological Association provides writers with a set of rules or guidelines for formatting papers and referencing sources. The sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is available in our library. APA referencing is commonly used in business, physical education, geography, math, science, social science and tech.
The Modern Language Association also provides writers with a set of rules or guidelines for formatting papers and referencing sources. The seventh edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers is available in our library. The MLA system is commonly used in art, drama, music, English, and history.
Our teacher-librarian has developed a series of worksheets to assist students in developing their understanding of the APA and MLA guidelines. We strongly encourage our patrons to consult with our teacher-librarian and/or use these resources:
|APA Style Sheet|
|APA References Guide|
|APA Sample Report Page|
|MLA Style Sheet|
|MLA Works Cited Guide|
|MLA Sample Essay Page|