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FairPlay: A Guide to Academic Integrity

FairPlay Citation Styles and Where to Get Help

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The FairPlay undergraduate online resource highlights academic integrity and citation styles with real-life scenarios. FairPlay serves as a helpful and interactive companion to the academic integrity guidelines outlined in the Handbook on Student Rights and Responsibilities, which contains the policies and procedures that guide academic life at McGill and support our mission as a university.

"The integrity of University academic life and of the degrees the University confers is dependent upon the honesty and soundness of the teacher-student learning relationship and, as well, of the evaluation process. Conduct by any member of the University community that adversely affects this relationship or this process must, therefore, be considered a serious offence." - Handbook on Student Rights and Responsibilities, Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures, Section III Introduction

Every course outline calls attention to the importance of understanding the meaning of academic integrity at McGill by providing the following statement:

"McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures." - Senate resolution, January 29, 2003

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FairPlay Citation Styles & Where to Get Help

Here are some examples of commonly-used citation styles your professor may ask you to use. Next to each style is contact information for subject-specialist librarians who can help you.

ACS [American Chemical Society]
Schulich Library of Science & Engineering
schulich [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)
Tel: 514-398-4769

AIP [American Institute of Physics]
Schulich Library of Science & Engineering
schulich [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)
Tel: 514-398-4769

APA [American Psychological Association]
Education Library & Curriculum Resources Centre
education [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)
Tel: 514-398-8109

ASA [American Sociological Association]
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
hssl [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)
Tel: 514-398-4734

Chicago
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
hssl [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)
Tel: 514-398-4734

CBE/CSE [Council of Science Educators]
Life Sciences Library
health [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)
Tel: 514-398-4475

Harvard
Marvin Duchow Music Library
music [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)
Tel: 514-398-5874

MLA [Modern Language Association]
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
hssl [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)
Tel: 514-398-4734

Physical Review/APS [American Physical Society]
Schulich Library of Science & Engineering
schulich [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)
Tel: 514-398-4769

Red Book [Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation]
Nahum Gelber Law Library
law [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)
Tel: 514-398-4715

Turabian
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
hssl [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)
Tel: 514-398-4734

Vancouver
Life Sciences Library
health [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)
Tel: 514-398-4475

Citation Management Software can help you organize and format your references in a variety of styles. Two of these programs, Endnote and Reference Manager, are available for free to McGill students, faculty, and staff. Details can be found here.


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