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How do I... - Monday 19 October 2015

Plagiarism

What is it? How to avoid it?

 

 

When you have a work to do, whether it’s a presentation, a report or a thesis, it may seem easy to save time by writing word by word. Yet, reproducing sentences or parts of sentences found online or in a book makes the reader think you are the author of these sentences.

 

Using texts or ideas as if they were yours is a forbidden practice called “plagiarism”.

 

To copy/paste a sentence found on the internet without quoting the source is a quite extreme form of plagiarism. However, more subtle practices exist such as:

  • rewriting a sentence using synonyms without quoting the source
  • incorporating charts, graphs, images or figures without quoting the source
  • rephrasing an author’s thought with your own words without quoting the source
  • translating a text without quoting the source

ESSEC uses anti-plagiarism software to check academic and professional thesis as well as other...

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How to find... - Tuesday 08 September 2015

Finding data and info on countries

With a focus on the European Union

 

Looking for country data?

Or reports?

Or profiles?

Or even maps?

 

The Learning Center can help!

 

  • General information

    • In section II 200 you can find books on every country's economy. Look for them in catalogue Chloé

    • MarketLine Advantage contains Country Analysis Reports (including PEST and PESTLE analyses)

    • And if you need articles from national or international newspapers, just go to Factiva

  • Statistics

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Tags: Country data

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How do I... - Monday 04 May 2015

How to find a specific article? Think Journals AtoZ!

When searching for full text of an article, located in Delphes, or in a bibliography for instance, you have to know if it is available at the Learning Center, and if so, in what form:

  • in paper version, through a review or magazine available in the periodicals area

  • in electronic version downloadable from one of our databases

  • in electronic version downloadable from the website of the magazine

To obtain this information, consult journalsAtoZ.

As an example, let’s imagine you are looking for the following article:

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How to find... - Wednesday 08 October 2014

The essential

The best resources for students and participants

 

Be more efficient with our list of the most commonly used resources!

 

If I'm looking for... I go to... Tips!
Books available at the Learning Center (print books, theses, e-books) Catalogue Chloé Search by author, title words, subject, course code... See the latest acquisitions and thematic selections.
Magazines and journals Journals AtoZ Search by journal title. Find out if a journal is available online.
French and international press articles Factiva Use operators AND or OR to separate your keywords...
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How do I... - Friday 06 June 2014

How to write a bibliography?

 

 

What is it for?

A bibliography is the list of the documents you used to write a paper or dissertation.

 

It has two purposes:

  • demonstrating the quality of your work: your arguments are backed by your research

  • allowing the verification of your work: your reader might be interested in some of your sources and look for the document that inspired you

 

Where to place it?

A bibliography is generally placed at the end of your paper. You can also insert a shorter bibliography at the end of each part or chapter.

 

How to organize references?

A bibliography must follow a structure, which can be either:

  • chronological

  • thematic: you can use the different parts of your paper

  • by document type: first books, then articles, etc...

In any case,...

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