LINKS TO REFERENCE INFORMATION
St. Albert Public Library (SAPL) monthly newsletter "Check it Out"
Alberta Learning Online Reference Centre
* Access available from school computers on site. If you require access from home please see Ms. Meyer for the GSACRD
Sign-in information (User Name and Password)
Making Career Choices - Alberta Learning Information Service
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The Canadian Encyclopedia
Columbia Encyclopedia/ Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia Mythica - Mythology, Folklore and Religion
Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
Infoplease - Almanacs, atlas, dictionary, encyclopedia, periodic table, perpetual calendar, etc
Atlas of Canada
Download the Learner's Handbook
Download app from iTunes - search for- AMA Driver Education
Practice for your learner's permit
Alberta Transportation Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing - Cars and Light trucks
PLAGIARISM AND CITATIONS
The Canadian Oxford Dictionary defines plagiarism as:
1. Taking and using (the thoughts, writings, inventions, etc. of another person) as one's own.
2. Passing off the thoughts etc. of (another person's) as one's own.
It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to:
- ask questions and seek help from teachers and library staff
- follow the MLA or APA format as directed by your teacher. (check out the Citation information below)
- use in-text or in-project documentation accurately and appropriately
- use Works Cited and Works Consulted pages accurately and appropriately
- submit only your own work
If you have more questions check out Plagiarism.org or ask your teacher.
CITING YOUR RESOURCES
What is a citation?
A citation is a reference to the sources of the idea, information or image that you have used. A citation usually includes identifying information such as author, titles, publication format and date. This allows your reader to access the original source.
Why do we cite our sources?
Citing the sources you use in your research gives credit to original source. Citing is a way of sharing information, letting your readers knows where you accessed your information. Students who cite also set an example of integrity and skill as a responsible student. Citing your sources prevents plagiarism.
Types of citation
There are various ways to cite your information. The most popular methods are MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association) and Chicago. Other methods include Harvard, Turabian, Oxford, Bluebook and Vancouver system.
When do I need to cite my sources?
- When you use a direct quote of more than one word.
- Paraphrasing or summarizing someone else's ideas or work.
- Information that may be common knowledge but may be unfamiliar to your reader.
- If you are wondering about citing, err on the side of caution and cite!
What types of materials need to be cited?
- Articles (from print sources or from online article databases)
- E-mail or any other correspondence
- Web pages
- Government documents
- Non-print media (videotapes, audiotapes, pictures and images)
- Software or any digital formats
So how do we cite?
See the following link for information: