Resources through Staley Library
All students should become familiar with the vast array of resources accessible through the Staley Library website. Comprehensive indexes allow students to search through thousands of publications in a few minutes. Newspaper, magazine, and journal articles are increasingly available through full-text databases, and the library has correspondingly reduced its subscriptions to print journals.
Here are a number of websites that our students and faculty have found helpful. For links beyond these, try the information clearinghouses listed at the bottom. If you have suggestions for other links which could be added to this list, please send email to the webmaster.
Political Science Plagiarism Policy
The goal of this policy is for students to correctly cite, paraphrase, and write in their own voice. Plagiarism is the uncited use of another’s words, ideas, or work. Self-plagiarism is the use of one’s own work for multiple assignments that has not been approved by faculty. Consequences of plagiarizing are a zero on the assignment, redoing the assignment for no credit, and a letter is sent to the registrar, dean, and to the student explaining that the student has plagiarized in the course. When the plagiarism is severe enough on one assignment (i.e. the entire paper) or has occurred multiple times in the single course, consequences are failure in the course indicated by an XF and a letter written to the registrar, dean, and student will be sent. All written assignments in Political Science will be submitted to Turnitin.com and all faculty in Political Science have been trained to use this website. Any concerns about this policy can be addressed by the chair of the Political Science Department.