BIBL 471 - Biblical Archaeology
Liberty University Students
When you copy words from a source—whether it’s a
dictionary, another book, someone’s blog, an online article,
or even another student’s paper—you will need to properly
document your research. Failure to cite a source is
a paper WITHOUT footnotes
is also plagiarism. Whether intentional
or unintentional, it is still plagiarism. I am
required to take action when a student plagiarizes. The
penalties for plagiarism range. You could fail an
assignment, you can fail the course, and you can even be
expelled from school. If you have any questions about
what constitutes plagiarism, Liberty has put together this helpful
For a good definition of plagiarism, check out this brief article about plagiarism which provides a good definition of plagiarism by S. E. Van Bramer, Widener University. And for more information look at; “Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It” and this Liberty Youtube Videos "Avoiding Plagiarism" and "What is Plagiarism".
Help with Citing your Sources:
without “documentation” is a
defective academic work and
violation of the Honor Code. You
MUST cite your work
using " " marks, or indent and single space large quotes
with footnotes formatted in Turabian format (not APA) when
- Quote directly, paraphrase, or summarize.
- Use an idea in your work that you obtained from somewhere else
- Refer to a point your instructor made
- Find a source on the Internet that gives you useful information
- Is not common knowledge (not everyone knows this)
NOTE: DO NOT COPY
AND PASTE ANY INFORMATION FROM ANY WEBSITE
WITHOUT PROPER “ ” MARKS AND PROPERLY
FORMATTED FOOTNOTES (go at the bottom of the
page) IN ALL PAPERS.
Here is a good way to think about citation: If you can trace the origin of your thoughts, phrases, and arguments to any source except your own mind, you need to cite it using a footnote at the bottom of the page. When in doubt, cite your source!
2) You do not need Citation when you:
- Develop an idea entirely on your own
- Do primary research and want to report the results of the study
- An idea emerges in class, but is different than what was presented
- Are talking about your paper with someone and you have an idea
- Refer to a fact that is common knowledge (most know it)
Formatting your citations and papers
Concerning formatting of sources, here are some
important guidelines within this course:
1) For your formal citations in this course, BIBL 471, you MUST use the Turabian format (see Turabian Guides and Samples).
2) Also, footnotes are good, but not necessary in
your Discussion Board replies, but they MUST
be used in your Main Contribution.
NOTE: Make sure you DO NOT use the APA format (also called Turabian parenthetical in-text citations style) that looks like this (Price 1997, 23), but footnotes at the bottom of the page, formatted according to Turabian (Guides and the LIBERTY WEBSITE)
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