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NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ENGLISH LITERATURE, LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STYLE GUIDE for work in LITERATURE 2016 – 2017 (UPDATED AUGUST 2016) CONTENTS Introduction (1) Acknowledging Sources (1) Quoting, Paraphrasing and Alluding (2) How to Format Quotations (2) Referencing & Bibliography, and how they relate to each other (3) Bibliography (4) Primary Sources in the Bibliography (5) Secondary Sources in the Bibliography (6) References (8) Referencing Primary Sources (9) Referencing Secondary Sources (10) Referencing Material from E-Readers (11) Presenting Screenshots and Other Visual Materials (12) Paragraphs, Citing Titles (13) Secondary Quoting (13) Guidelines for the Presentation of Submitted Work (14) Plagiarism (16) Essay Presentation Checklist (18) How To: An Example (19)
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1 Introduction The most important aspect of your work is always the quality of your research, understanding, and thinking, but clear presentation tends to go along with clear and intelligent thinking, so in order to do justice to that quality, to get a mark that reflects it, to avoid plagiarism, and to have the satisfaction of presenting your work professionally, you need to present your work correctly. This Guide is for the use of all undergraduates taking Literature, Drama, or Film modules in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics (SELLL), and it sets out the conventions that you must follow in presenting your written work. The main focus is on referencing and bibliography, which are vital to the integrity of your writing. Full references must be given to all works that you quote, paraphrase or allude to. The conventions may look complicated at first, but once you have used them yourself they should come quite easily to you. Within SELLL, two styles are prescribed: one for work in literature based on ‘MHRA’ conventions and one for work in language/linguistics (the Harvard-style author-date system). Students working across both disciplines (e.g. Q300 students) need both. The full MHRA style guide can be found at: . For any referencing or bibliography questions not covered in the School Style Guide, you should consult the full MHRA style guide before asking your lecturers or seminar leaders. Acknowledging Sources Why acknowledge? Full and accurate acknowledgement of sources is essential in order to give the location of the material, to preserve academic integrity and avoid plagiarism (see pages 16-17), and to situate your work in an ongoing scholarly debate. How to acknowledge? All primary and secondary sources used should be fully acknowledged in two or three ways. There are details on all this below, but essentially: If you quote verbatim from a source, you must: a) indicate that it is a quotation by enclosing the quoted words in single quotation marks, or (in the case of a long quotation) indenting them b) give a reference at the point where you quote c) include the source in your bibliography If you paraphrase an idea from a source (as distinct from quoting it verbatim), there are no
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