Citing & Referencing

APA, MLA, Chicago, etc. This link will direct you to many different resources showing you how to cite your sources in the many different citations styles out there. From APA, MLA, Chicago & Legal. We a resources to help you find what you need.

How to read an APA reference This document walks you through how to read the different parts of and APA book and APA article reference. It also shows you where to gather the pieces of information need to create an appropriate APA book or article reference.

APA Running Head Template


Douglas College Academic Integrity Policy This is a link to the Douglas College Academic Integrity Policy. It explains the responsibility of all students and faculty in accordance with college policies on academic integrity and academic dishonesty.

What is Plagiarism? (video 5:53) This video presents what plagiarism is and how you can avoid it.

Plagiarism. How to avoid it This resource by the Douglas College Learning Centre introduces what Plagiarism is, how you can avoid it, and where you can get help.

Paraphrasing Without Plagiarizing This handout explains the differences between proper and improper paraphrasing and shows you the steps to paraphrase a complicated quotation.

Paraphrasing - Purdue University This resource by Purdue University "is intended to help you become more comfortable with the uses of and distinctions among quotations, paraphrases, and summaries. This handout compares and contrasts the three terms, gives some pointers, and includes a short excerpt that you can use to practice these skills."

Plagiarism tutorial – SFU This Tutorial was developed by SFU. It introduces you to what plagiarism is, how to cite to avoid plagiarism, writing techniques to help you paraphrase and quote, & note taking skills.

Avoiding Plagiarism: Crazy Norwegians (video 5:12) - U. of Bergen This fun videos explains plagiarism in a funny humorous way. It is in Norwegian with English subtitles.

Avoiding Contract Cheating Student Tip Sheet - Academic Integrity Council of Ontario
Contract cheating is the outsourcing of academic work to pay-for-profit sites or personal acquaintances and is a form of academic dishonesty that could result in penalties from your school. Learn how to avoid this form of plagiarism and maintain academic integrity. 


Copyright Guide The information in this resource should not be considered legal advice. The purpose of this guide is to provide Douglas College students and faculty with general information about copyright.

Research Tutorials

Research: Where Do I Start This guide provides you with resources from our research companion video tutorials. It is broken down into different section and is self guided, allowing you to select the area of information you may need help with.

Five Steps To Successful Research This documents give tips on how to the different steps to take when approaching a research assignment.

Research Paper: How to Guide This guide takes you through the steps and resources needed to start you research project at Douglas College.

Videos on using the Catalogue

How to Read a Call Number
Don't get lost in the stacks again. This video tells you how to read and use a call number so that you find your book on the shelf.
Time: 02:08

A Quick Introduction to the Library Catalogue 
Start with this screencast if you are looking for short and clear instructions on how to search for books, DVDs and other material in the Douglas College Library catalogue. 
Time: 04:44 


Videos on Citing Sources

Cite Your Sources. Find the Article 
This video identifies all the parts that make up a citation and explains common misunderstandings such as the difference between a journal title and an article title and its importance in citing or locating the article.  
Time: 02:40 

Citing Canadian Statutes
All about citing Canadian statutes. 
Time: 05:44

Citing Help - YouTube
Check out Douglas Library's citing help playlist in YouTube. Video topics include: when to cite; elements of a citation; how to use style guides; citing Canadian statutes.

Videos on Plagiarism

Avoiding Plagiarism: Crazy Norwegians
For a humorous look at the pitfalls of taking shortcuts in your research, check out this video from a group of fun-loving Norwegian librarians. Be sure to click on caption selection (cc) for English subtitles.
Time: 05:12

Student Guide to Plagiarism
Check out this short video on how to avoid plagiarism, thanks to the BCIT Library. 
Time: 05:18