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Do you know you need to cite sources in writing your academic papers? Otherwise, your readers would begin to doubt that you would have plagiarized. Academic honesty and academic excellence go hand in hand. You may watch the following videos to learn what constitutes plagiarism, how to cite sources using practical tools and how to check for originality with Turnitin. The videos are produced jointly by the HKU TELI and HKU Libraries.

What is Plagiarism?

Why Cite?

When to Cite

How to Cite Properly

Citation Styles 

Citation Tools

How to Check Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism? (a handbook)

Turnitin checks your work for potential plagiarism.


Citation Guides

When you cite resources properly, readers can follow your thoughts and your meticulous research work is shown as well. There are some citation styles and you may wish to seek your professor’s preference before getting started. Once you have chosen a style, it is important to be consistent. 



   The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.

   Call number: MuR 808.0270973 C53

   Location: Music Reference

   An online version of the Quick Guide features two basic documentation systems: 1. notes & bibliography 2. author-date.






   Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6thed.

   Call number: MuR 808.06615 P9 

   An online version is here for quick reference.




    The MLA style manual.

   Call number: Music 808.027 A17

   Location: Music Library

   An online version is here for quick reference. 




How to Cite Film, Video and Online Media (from UC Berkeley)




Managing Citations

EndNote is a bibliographical management software product to organize and collect your bibliographic sources.

The Libraries support it that allows you to retrieve citations easily.


Research & Writing Guides

Research Guide


   The Craft of Research

   Call number: Music 001.42 B725 c88

   Location: Music Library





   Music Research: a handbook

   Call number: Music 780.72 S19

   Location: Music Library




Writing Guide


   Irvine’s writing about music. 3rd ed.

   Call number: MuR 780.72 I72 W9  

   Location: Music Reference

   Online version




   Writing about music: an introductory guide. 4th ed.

   Call number: MuR 808.06678 W769 w95       

   Location: Music Reference





   How to write a thesis 

   Call number: Music 378.242 E19   

   Location: Music Library

   Online version





   The sense of style : the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century.

   Call number:  Music 808.042 P65

   Location: Music Library




Writing Style Guide of individual principles


   How to Write About Music: The RILM Manual of Style

   Call number: MuR 780.72 H84

   Location: Music Reference






   Writing about music: a style sheet from the editors of 19th century music

   Call number: MuR 808.06678 H75

   Location: Music Reference

   Online version





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