Avoiding Plagiarism And Using The Harvard Referencing System.

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Plagiarism Quizzes & Trivia

A short test to assess your existing knowledge about plagiarism and Harvard Referencing. Sarah Evans Librarian University Centre Milton Keynes


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In Harvard referencing, you only need to reference sources referred to directly in your assignment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are examples of plagiarism? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Paraphrasing someone else's ideas giving credit to the author and a reference to where you found the information.

    • B. 

      Finding your answer or part of your answer on an internet site and pasting it into your text.

    • C. 

      Stating a generally accepted fact, e.g. the earth is round, without giving proof of where you found this information.

    • D. 

      Copying a graph, diagram or image into an assignment without providing a reference.

    • E. 

      Handing in an assignment you have not personally written with your name as author

  • 3. 
    Using  Harvard Referencing you should list your references in the order they appear in your assignment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of these are correct Harvard references (Check all that apply)
        1. Colin Neville. The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism.2007. Maidenhead: Oxford University Press.
        2. The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism. Neville, C. Oxford University Press (2007)
        3. Neville, C. (2007). Complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism. Maidenhead: Oxford University Press.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

  • 5. 
    In Harvard referencing it is not acceptable to list an internet address (URL) on its own as a reference to an online resource.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    In Harvard referencing If it is impossible to find any author for a resource, it is acceptable to use the title as the first element of a reference.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following are correct Harvard references for an online resource? (Check all that apply)
    1. Bailey, J. (2012). Plagiarism insanity in Romania. Plagiarism Today.Available at http :// www.plagiarism.com [Accessed 02July 2012].
    2. http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2012/08/21/5-famous-plagiarists-where-are-they-now
    3. Zao,L..(2007). Scholarly communication in educational psychology; a formal citation analysis. Collection building. Volume 26 Number 4. 112-118. Ejournals online database.EBSCO. [Accessed 24 July 2012]
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3