University-wide resources for all Harvard students can be found on the University-wide Student Resources website.
The following links provide University-wide resources for all Harvard students.
Harvard Guide to Using Sources
The Harvard Guide to Using Sources, a publication of the Harvard College Writing Program that outlines the fundamentals of using sources in academic papers, can also be found on the University Resources website or at http://usingsources.fas.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do. Although this resource was designed for undergraduates at Harvard College, it provides helpful and important information for students at all levels who are engaged in scholarly writing.
The Guide is designed as a text that should be read from beginning to end. Once you have read the entire Guide, you will then have a better idea of which sections you will want to review at different points in your research process. The Guide is divided into six sections:
- Why Use Sources? provides an overview of what you will be expected to do with sources in college writing.
- Locating Sources offers a brief introduction to the Harvard libraries.
- Evaluating Sources explains the questions you should ask as you determine whether particular sources are reliable and suitable for your project.
- Avoiding Plagiarism provides an in-depth explanation of what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it.
- Integrating Sources provides guidance about how to integrate the ideas from sources into your paper.
- Citing Sources contains citation examples in MLA style and APA style, as well as a link to the Chicago Manual of Style.