Our Policy

Our Policy

Unless otherwise noted, all documents provided in the Research section were developed by Kronkosky Charitable Foundation staff members or interns. These documents have all been generated as internal working documents for the Foundation.



When enlisting the aid of outside sources, it is incumbent upon the author or researcher to thoroughly cite those publications used. Irrespective of the citation system the author selects (MLA or APA), the author must completely reference those works he or she has consulted; the ultimate goal of this exercise being the avoidance of plagiarism. Plagiarism can be defined as:

an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author


Every effort is made to ensure that the documents on this site are fully referenced and proper credit given.



The Research Briefs provided by the Foundation on this site are meant to provide us with an overview of the topic in question and do not represent original research conducted on behalf of the Foundation. Each Brief is a summary of information gleaned from available sources. The Foundation uses the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association conventions for source citation when updating/composing briefs. Every effort is made to give proper credit and steer the reader to the source material through citations and, whenever possible, web links. We welcome your comments/corrections. You may contact us at kronfndn@kronkosky.org



Dictionary.com. (2015). Plagiarism. Retrieved from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/plagiarism

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association: Sixth Edition. Retrieved from http://www.apastyle.org/manual/index.aspx