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Biology 455: Evolution of Infectious Diseases: Academic Honesty

This guide supports the research for Dr. Rio's Evolution of Infectious Diseases class.

Proper Citation

Correct citations perform 2 functions:

  1. They give attribution to authors for borrowed ideas.
  2. They allow the reader to identify a source, find it, and read it.

Whatever citation style you use, use it consistently: a journal articles will be cited the same in your list of sources, a web pages will be cited the same in your list of sources, etc.

Plagiarism Slides

These slides define plagiarism and academic dishonesty and the importance of proper citation of sources to avoid plagiarism.

Plagiarism and Cheating

Style Guides

Online guides for many common citation styles will provide instructions and examples for correctly citing your sources. Access the guides here.

Style Guides

EndNote Web - Citaton Management Tool

One of the main ingredients in the ethical use of information is correctly citing sources.  With EndNoteWeb you can create a database of citations, put them in folders, create a bibliography, insert citations as you type your paper, and much more.

Other Citation Tools