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History - Brescia

Brescia University College History Research Guide

Writing

Writing an essay or research paper can be hard work! The resources below can help you with your writing:

  1. Visit the Writing Centre at Brescia.
  2. The OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab has lots of writing resources for you to use. You can find out about subject-specific writing, writing mechanics, grammar, and more.
  3. Check out Western’s Writing Support Centre Online Writing Resources. They have lots of writing support handouts for you to use.

Writing Resources

Citing

Citing is an important part of the research process – you need to give credit to the authors of the sources you used!

Chicago Style

The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) is commonly used for history publications. The Brescia Chicago Guide will give you a basic introduction to in-text citations and references in Chicago style.

For more information, please see:

Don’t forget – if you have questions about citation, ask a library staff member – we’re here to help!

Citation Management

What is Citation Management Software?

Want to know more about specific products? Check out these Quick Start Guides:

Academic Integrity

What is Academic Integrity?

The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) defines academic integrity as "a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals to action" (ICAI, Fundamental Values Project, 1999).

If you have any questions or concerns about academic integrity please contact us or visit the Service Desk.

Copyright and Licensed Use

Learn about copyright, and how it is an important part of researching with integrity, on the Copyright @ Western site.

Learn more about the Licensed Use Guidelines for Electronic Resources, and how to use electronic resources responsibly while conducting research.

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the “act or an instance of copying or stealing another’s words or ideas and attributing them as one’s own.” (Excerpted from Black’s Law Dictionary, West Group, 1999, 7th ed., p. 1170). This is the definition used by Western's Scholastic Discipline Policy.

The following video helps to explain what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.