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Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

Bates College Statement on Academic Integrity (official policy in effect as of July 1, 2013)

Bates Guide to Working with Sources: an extremely helpful booklet on academic integrity and how to use sources responsibly created by the Student Conduct Committee.

Plagiarism Tutorial: Norton Field Guide's online resources  Start it and then "jump to the section" called "Quiz: "Common knowledge" or proprietary idea?

Check out this video (from Norway, with subtitles) about avoiding plagiarism - the best plagiarism video evuh?

Other styles used by specific departments/programs ----- (other than APA, MLA, CSE or Chicago)

USED BY NAME NOTES
Chemistry ACS American Chemical Society Style Guide ACS Style Guide  additional guide from Williams College
Geology GSA Geological Society of America Style GSA site includes a full set of geology publication guidelines, including information on tables and figures.
 
Law/Legal The Bluebook: a uniform system of citation Also handy is this government documents guide from our colleagues at Bowdoin.  Though in Chicago style, it's helpful in describing the necessary components to the citation.
 
Mathematics AMS American Mathematical Society Author Handbook MRef tool will return citations in MathSciNet, BIBTEX, AMSRefs, or TeX format. 
MR Lookup searches for AMS publications and returns them with 
MR Numbers converted to linked URLs.
Physics & Astronomy AIP American Institute of Physics Style Manual This style was last updated in 1997.
APS Reviews of Modern Physics Style Guide is oriented toward publication in LATEX with references in BIBTEX.
Politics APSA Style Manual for Political Science

For topics not covered in this short guide, use Chicago Manual of Style.

APSA Style  additional guide from Trinity College

Sociology

ASA American Sociology Association Quick Style Guide

Complete print guide: Reference HM 569 .A54 2007

ASA References Page Formatting from Purdue OWL