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False References

From UT Dallas Judicial Affairs:

Proper citation of references is generally addressed by the assigned or adopted writing style manual. However, occasionally, papers are submitted that contain false references. The following represent the most common occurrences of false references:

  • references cited within the text body are omitted in an ending bibliography or end notes page
  • entries contained in the end notes listing are not cited within the body of the text
  • information contained within the reference is fabricated
  • the entire reference is fabricated

Minimize the opportunity for an allegation of scholastic dishonesty for using false references by incorporating the following into your preparation:

  • allow sufficient time to thoroughly research and gather all information necessary for proper citation and reference format
  • learn what the prescribed writing style requires for references and use it
  • double check the completed document with your research notes for accuracy

For Examples of Scholastic Dishonesty, click here.