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Sometimes you are not sure the copyright law and whether you can use a picture/ photographs in your work. If you are confused about the Copyright, Fair Use, Creative Commons, and Public Domain, try to figure out their differences in this flowchart.

Public Domain Images

Pictures in these website are free for personal use. Since they are under public domain, attribution is not required.

 

Creative Commons Images

These resources provide Creative Commons Images, you need to attribute the creator by citing your sources in your work. The site will show you how.

 

Creative Commons Music

These resources provide Creative Commons Images, you need to attribute the creator by citing your sources in your work. The site will show you how.

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What is MLA?

MLA style was created by the Modern Language Association of America. It is a set of rules for publications, including research papers.

There are two parts to MLA: In-text citations and the Works Cited list.

In MLA, you must “cite” sources that you have paraphrased, quoted or otherwise used to write your research paper. Cite your sources in two places:

  1. In the body of your paper where you add a brief in-text citation.
  2. In the Works Cited list at the end of your paper where you give more complete information for the source.

Modern Language Association Style Handbook: 9th edition


The 9th edition of the MLA Handbook provides a “universal set of guidelines” for citing sources for ALL types. 

Cover ArtMLA Handbook by The Modern Language Association of America

Call Number: 808.027 MLA
ISBN: 9781603293518
Publication Date: 2021

 

 

 

In addition to the handbook, MLA also offers The MLA Style Center, a website that provides additional instruction and resources for writing and formatting academic papers. https://style.mla.org/

Resources

Automatic Citation Generators

Here are some citation generators that help you to cite in MLA format. Please be aware that automatically generated citations may not provide accurate results. If you decided to use a citation generator, then take enough time to make necessary corrections. Remember, it is your responsibility to double-check your works!

What is APA?

APA referencing style is an author-date referencing system published by the American Psychological Association. It is a set of rules for publications, including research papers.

There are two parts in the APA referencing style: In-text citations and the Reference list.

With anything that you have read, used and referred to in your academic writing, you must:

  1.  1. acknowledge in text (i.e. in the work / assignment/ essay you are writing)
  2.  2. include in your reference list (i.e. the list at the end of your work of all the sources you refer to)

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association: 7th edition

The 7th edition of the Publication manual of the APA provides a “universal set of guidelines” for citing sources for ALL types. 

 

Cover Art Publication manual of the American Psychological Association : the official guide to APA style by American Psychological Association.

Call Number: 808.06615 AME
ISBN: 9781433832161
Publication Date: 2019

 

 

 

In addition to the handbook, APA also offers online resources for students in their website. The website provides additional instruction and resources for writing and formatting academic papers. https://apastyle.apa.org/

Resources

Automatic Citation Generators

Here are some citation generators that help you to cite in APA format. Always remember to select the right citation style. Please be aware that automatically generated citations may not provide accurate results. If you decided to use a citation generator, then take enough time to make necessary corrections. Remember, it is your responsibility to double-check your works!

Academic Honesty at ISF

In accordance with the values of the IB Learner Profile and ISF’s Eight Virtues + One, students are expected to be principled, to demonstrate personal integrity in all that they do, and to avoid situations that bring their honesty and integrity into question. The guiding principles at The ISF are created to support students in their development 1 of social responsibility and to teach them appropriate behavioral responses to behavior in accordance with these core values.

In order to exemplify these core values, students are expected to be honest in all their endeavors. Thus, they have the satisfaction of knowing that their level of achievement reflects their ability, and they earn the respect of their peers, parents, and teachers.

Students should recognize that they are ultimately responsible for their own work and that the consequences of any breaches of the standard of academic honesty will be theirs alone. They should speak to teachers regularly about their work and show drafts of it at various stages in the production process. They should ask teachers and librarians for advice if they are at any time unsure of what they have done in relation to referencing sources.

Students need to ensure that they are aware of the contents of the Academic Honesty Student Guide in the Secondary Moodle for their grade level and of the incumbent responsibilities as students at ISF.

(Extracted from ISF Academic Honesty Policy)