Research based writing is unique because it requires the credited use of another scholar’s words or ideas. Research writing requires rules of citation that many beginners are unaware, leading to charges of plagiarism.
A charge of plagiarism can have severe consequences, including expulsion, and the writer’s loss of credibility. (Williams Baptist University Catalog Academic Honesty Policy)
Avoiding plagiarism and striving for academic honesty at Williams Baptist University is a valued guideline for behavior and conduct. (Williams Baptist University Student Handbook)
In determining which style guide to follow, ALWAYS follow the instructions given by your professor, editor, or journal.
MLA Style (Modern Language Association):
APA Style (American Psychology Association)
Chicago / Turabian Style Guide
- Purdue Owl, Chicago Style
- Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Chicago Manual of Style Online
- Turabian Quick Guide
- Print manuals at Felix Goodson Library
Other Citation Style Guides
- ACS (American Chemical Society) Reference Style Guidelines
- ACS Style Guide at FGL
- AIP (American Institute of Physics) Style Manual, BYU Physics
- CSE (Council of Science Editors), Writing Center, U of Wisconsin-Madison
- Scientific Style and Format: CSE at FGL
- Economist Style Guide at FGL
- AMA Manual of Style at FGL
- Christian Writer’s Manual of Style at FGL
- Style and Usage Guide to Writing about Music at FGL
- Student Handbook for Writing in Biology at FGL
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