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Wawasan Open University Citation Guide

Wawasan Open University Citation Guide

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WAWASAN OPEN UNIVERSITY CITATION GUIDE FOR STUDENTS
1. Introduction
Our aim in producing this reference document is to provide basic guidelinesand examples for citing or referencing in the Chicago style. It covers mostresources you will use in preparing your assignments such as books, journalarticles, Internet sources, electronic resources and non-book formats. If youhave questions about how to cite sources other than those illustrated here,consult the
Chicago Manual of Styleed. (Chicago: University ofChicago Press, 2003) available at WOU Main Library, under the call numberZ253.U58 2003.
2. Chicago Manual of Style. The Chicago Manual 
is an international authoritative guide to publicationstandards and style. It is widely used by those in the publication industry. Itdeals with all aspects of preparing and editing book manuscripts i.e. fromAmerican English grammar and usage to document preparation. Firstpublished in 1906 by the University of Chicago Press, it was then one of thefew style guides available. Today, there is a proliferation of citation styleguides for writers, editors and publishers of various disciplines such asModern Language Association (MLA) Style Manual, the AmericanPsychological Association Style Book, Harvard Style, Vancouver Style andthe Columbia Style Book.Wawasan Open University uses the
Chicago Manual 
as its primary styleguide for preparing and editing its publication. The manual is also used asreference guide for determining the University referencing style. The citationexamples listed in the
Wawasan Open University Citation Guide 
are basedon the principles presented in the
Chicago Manual .
3. The need for referencing
When you write an assignment, it is important that you acknowledge thesource of ideas or information that you have used or mentioned in yourwork. Please do not use someone’s words or ideas as though they wereyour own. Ethics of research require you to cite the source of work,regardless of whether you have paraphrase, summarise or refer to it. Failureto do so will mean you have committed
plagiarism– a serious academicoffence that may cause you to fail your assignment and even dismissal fromthe University. To avoid it, follow the conventions for correctciting/referencing as determined by the University