Guidelines for Academic Integrity in Writing GSFS Papers

Academic scholarship is built on the work of those who have come before us. We provide citations to acknowledge that others have provided the foundation for what we are doing now.  Without proper acknowledgement of authorship, using the words or ideas of others is considered plagiarism. Whether someone accidentally plagiarizes (e.g., does not include a citation when paraphrasing an author), or intentionally plagiarizes (e.g., buys a paper from a website), it is considered a breach of Middlebury’s honor code. For more information on the honor code, click here

Because Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies is an interdisciplinary field, there are multiple acceptable citation styles.  For more information regarding which style you should use, check with your individual professors. For more information on how to use different citation styles properly, click here

Our reference librarians have constructed a useful guide for different sorts of sources pertaining to queer and feminist scholarship. The guide also helps you to distinguish between primary and secondary sources and provides resources regarding how to cite and how to write research papers. For more information, visit this libraries search guide.

Please keep in mind that no professor wants to catch anyone plagiarizing. If you have questions about what is and isn’t allowed, ask us.  We will be more than happy to provide clarification.

Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies

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