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Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity, Plagiarism, Citation, and Paraphrasing
International students often find the rules about plagiarism in U.S. universities confusing, as they are quite different from the rules in some other countries. The best approach as you are learning to work with quotations, paraphrases, and citations is to ask lots of questions. You can talk to a professor or a tutor at the writing center. The video and tutorial on this page provide an overview.
 
Paying attention to academic integrity is important, because there are sanctions for violating the policy. You can read about the policy on the University’s Academic Integrity webpage.  For serious or multiple violations, students can be suspended or dismissed from the University, which results in termination if F-1 or J-1 status.

 

Citations

Using proper citations in your papers is the best first step in avoiding plagiarism. Every department at UML requires a particular citation style. Use this list, or ask your instructors what they require.

Department Citation Style
Manning School of Business APA (American Psychological Association) Style
Accounting APA (American Psychological Association) Style
Finance APA (American Psychological Association) Style
Management APA (American Psychological Association) Style
Marketing, Entrepreneurship, & Innovation APA (American Psychological Association) Style
Operations and Information Systems APA (American Psychological Association) Style
Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences APA (American Psychological Association) Style
Solomont School of Nursing APA (American Psychological Association) Style
Public Health Department APA (American Psychological Association) Style
Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences Department APA (American Psychological Association) Style
Physical Therapy Department APA (American Psychological Association) Style
Francis College of Engineering Varies*
Chemical Engineering Department AICHE or  APA
Civil & Environmental Engineering Department ASCE or APA
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department IEEE or APA
Mechanical Engineering Department IEEE (or AIAA, ASME, APA)
Plastics Engineering Department AICHE or ASME or APA
College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Varies*
Art & Design Department MLA (Modern Language Association) Style
School of Criminology & Justice Studies APA (American Psychological Association)
Economics Department Chicago Manual of Style
English Department

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

History Department Chicago Manual of Style
Music Department MLA (Modern Language Association) Style
Philosophy Department MLA (Modern Language Association) Style
Political Science Department APA (American Psychological Association) Style
Psychology Department APA (American Psychological Association) Style
Sociology Department APA (American Psychological Association) Style
World Languages & Cultures Department MLA (Modern Language Association) Style
Kennedy College of Sciences *Varies
Biological Sciences Department APA (American Psychological Association) Style
Chemistry Department APA or ACS
Computer Science Department IEEE Style & ACM Style
Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Department APA (American Psychological Association) Style
Mathematical Sciences Department APA (American Psychological Association) Style
Physics Department AIP Style (American Institute of Physics)
College of Education APA (American Psychological Association) Style