It is important to provide complete information about your primary or secondary source whether found in a printed source or online. The basic elements to include in a citation for a published print source are: author of the document, title of the document, title of the book if different from the document, name of editor or author of the book, place of publication, publisher, year, and page numbers. The basic elements to include in a citation for an online source are: author of the document, title of the document, title of the web site, author or producer of the web site, url, date (if given) and date accessed. Various style formats such as Chicago, MLA and APA put these elements in different order using different conventions. See the following web sites for further information and examples.
Citation Style Manuals Library Guide - ASU Library
This page that links to many of the most popular citation style formats
Citing Records in the National Archives of the United States: Citing Records in the National Archives of the United States: General Information Leaflet, Number 17: Introduction; Elements of Citations to Records of Federal Agencies; Guidelines for Citing Textual Records; Guidelines for Citing Microform Records; Guidelines for Citing Nontextual Records; Guidelines for Citing Electronic Records; Guidelines for Citing Records in Affiliated Archives; A Note on Citing Digitized Documents Available at NARA's World Wide Web Site
Academic Integrity and Plagarism
Academic integrity, student cheating and plagiarism are concerns of the utmost importance to university faculty, administrators, writing center and tutoring staff, librarians and academic advisors. The short, straightforward definitions of academic integrity and plagarism are meant to assist persons interested inunderstanding more about these issues.
Most sources define academic integrity (or academic honesty) as the foundation for academic life. It is the manner in which you behave in an academic environment when you do research, writing a paper or creating a project. The fundamental five values in this academic process are honesty, trust, respect, fairness and responsibility. Academic intgrity is the commitment to live by these values. Plagiarism is an aspect of academic integrity in that using another's ideas, words, theories, illustrations or graphics, opinions or facts without giving credit is dishonest.
To use, steal or represent the ideas, words or products of another as your own ideas, words or products. Use of someone else's ideas, words or products without giving credit to the author or originator is considered plagiarism.
When using or quoting word for word the words of another person it must be acknowledged. Summarizing or paraphrasing the words or ideas of another without giving that person credit is also plagiarism.
Plagiarism occurs when "a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source." Don't be one of those people! Learn how to avoid making that mistake in your paper!
This page explains what is consider an academic misconduct (e.g. plagiarism) and what are the consequences of such actions such as failing the class or failing on the test or paper that was cheated or plagiarized.