Academic integrity is demonstrated by students when they produce work honestly and with responsibility. This means, they produce work that is original and their own and they acknowledge the original ideas and words of others.
As a student, you are expected to demonstrate Academic integrity.
When you are given a research topic you search for information, facts and opinions which already exist. It is appropriate and required that you demonstrate ethical consumption of this information. You demonstrate the ethical use of information when you include a bibliography in your assignment and use in-text citations.
The Villanova Library subscribes to Citemaker on your behalf. This is a Bibliography and citation generator. Citemaker will assist you in easily compiling a bibliography and will generate the correct in-text citation for your assignments. Scroll down this page to load a series of video tutorials which demonstrate how to register and use the generator.
A Bibliography is a list of sources you have used to complete your assignment.
There are many different styles of bibliographies. Often the differences are as small as the placement of a full stop or the use of italics.
At Villanova we have adopted the APA style. An example is provided for you to the right.
Each source you enter into a bibliography is called a citation.
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