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Family, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences (FNES) Guide

This guide introduces students to Family, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences resources in order to help them complete their research projects.

Plagiarism

When you are writing a research paper, you have to be aware of plagiarism and its consequences. Plagiarism is taking credit for someone else's writing as if it were one's own. To avoid plagiarism, you must provide full citations for all types of sources, including, books, articles, government documents, interviews, Internet sources, and media.

The penalties for plagiarism are heavy, starting with failing grades and extending all the way to expulsion. Furthermore, plagiarists lose the opportunity to develop their writing skills and this diminishes the value of their education. Therefore, you should be very careful to avoid plagiarism.

Remember that accidental plagiarism is still plagiarism! Knowing the standards of academic integrity can help you use sources in an academically acceptable way.

Strategies for avoiding plagiarism:

  • Write down the citation information and page numbers for every source you use, so that you can easily find it again later.
  • Take notes as you are reading to remind yourself what information came from each source.
  • Instead of copying and pasting, put the original source aside and write down the main ideas in your own words. This is one method of paraphrasing — using someone else's ideas but putting them in your own words. Note that you will still need to cite the source of these ideas.
  • It is a good idea to quote directly from sources, but you must make sure that you put any words that are not your own into quotations and cite their source.

Because not all cultures have the same understanding of plagiarism, and because college is different from high school, it's important that you take time to familiarize yourself with the academic integrity policies at Queens College.

For more information on what constitutes plagiarism and the penalties for committing it, please see the CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity.

Citation Styles

APA Style

Citation Software

  • BibMe: Free registration required. MLA, APA and Turabian styles available
  • Citation Machine: Generates citations into MLA, APA, Turabian and other styles
  • Mendeley: free citation manager available as a web application and desktop software.
  • Zotero: Free software that allows one to collect, manage, share and cite research sources

Additional Citation Help:

American Medical Association: AMA

Purdue Owl: AMA Style

  • Purdue Owl provides an overview of the American Medical Association (AMA) citation style
  • Sample references for website, book, journal and online formats

Citation Software

  • BibMe: Free registration required. MLA, APA and Turabian styles available
  • Citation Machine: Generates citations into MLA, APA, Turabian and other styles
  • Mendeley: free citation manager available as a web application and desktop software.
  • Zotero: Free software that allows one to collect, manage, share and cite research sources

Additional Citation Help:

RefWorks

How do I access Electronic Resources?

E-Books, E-Journals, Articles, Streaming Videos and some databases are all accessible via our catalogue, OneSearch. All of our databases can be found on the A-Z Database List.

For more information, please review our Guides:

For updates on Electronic Resources, please review our Electronic Resources Status Dashboard.

Should you have any questions, please complete the Electronic Resources Access Form.

Catalogs

Links to Other FNES related LibGuides

Popular Resource Links

Electronic Resources Status Dashboard

Remote Access

All Queens College students, staff, and faculty can access to the libraries’ electronic resources off-campus. To use databases and electronic resources while off-campus you must verify affiliation with Queens College when prompted.

Please note that the library has updated its catalogue and as such barcodes are no longer supported. However, if you are unable to login as suggested below, please complete the form:https://qc-cuny.libwizard.com/f/ElectronicResources_Access_Form and include your barcode number. We will work to resolve the issue.

In order to access library databases, resources, and your account, you may log in with your CUNY Login Credentials. Your CUNY Login credentials follow the pattern: Firstname.LastnameNN@login.cuny.edu, where “NN” is the last 2+ digits of your CUNY EMPLID. If you are a guest user, your CUNY Login account username will be the one you set in the CUNY Portal.

When you select a resource from the A-Z Database Page or One Search, you will first see the following page:

Please select Student/Faculty and Staff. From there you will see this page which will prompt you to login with your CUNY Credentials:

If you forgot your CUNY Login credentials and need to reset either your username or password, please visit the CUNY Login Account Service page: https://managelogin.cuny.edu/OIMSelfService/

For more information about your CUNY Login Credentials, please visit this page: https://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/cis/cuny-login-faq/

If you are unable to use your CUNY Credentials and/or have any questions, please contact us via one of the listed options: