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1 Plagiarism and Citations
Cordova High School Library

2 Topics to Be Covered Plagiarism Citations What is it?
How to avoid plagiarism Citations What is a citation? Why use citations? What do you cite? How do you cite? Creating citations and Works Cited in MS Word Documents

3 Plagiarism

4 What is Plagiarism? To use the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own words or ideas To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own: use (another’s production) without crediting the source To commit literary theft: present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source (Merriam-Webster)

5 How to Avoid Plagiarism
Never copy anything from a book, magazine, newspaper or other source, including another student. Never print or copy and paste text directly from the Internet.

6 How to Avoid Plagiarism
Quoting directly from published materials or online sources is acceptable. Use quotation marks around the phrase you are quoting. Paraphrase information – put it in your own words! Use citations to give credit to the source!

7 How to Avoid Plagiarism
Common knowledge does not have to be cited. Facts that can be found in many sources and are known to many people.

8 How to Avoid Plagiarism
THINK Think about what you have found out about your topic WRITE Use your own words to express your understanding of your topic SIGNAL “Signal” when using someone else’s words/ideas - whether quoting or paraphrasing (Nine Things…)

9 Penalty for Plagiarism
Dishonest, unethical Schools have different policies. Some common penalties are Letter of reprimand Grade penalties Expulsion Banned from joining honor societies

10 Citations

11 What is a citation? Why use citations?
Information about a resource you are using Why use citations? To show others what resources you used To know how to find the source again to check information To acknowledge your sources for ethical reasons

12 What do you cite? Books Articles Web Audio-Visual Material Speeches
Magazines/Journals Newspapers Web Entire web sites, web page, article, document, blog, wiki, databases Audio-Visual Material Ex. DVD, Online Video, Sound Recordings Speeches Interviews Images Electronic and print Paintings, Drawings, Maps, Clip Art, etc. Other , religious texts, class lectures, tv/radio transcripts, pamphlets, and more!

13 How to Cite Sources Each teacher may choose different formats
The 2 major formats are: APA Style MLA Style

14 Basic Parts of a Citation
Author Date of Publication Main Title Secondary Title (Subtitle) Publisher/Sponsor Place of Publication (for print) Date of Access (for electronic) Medium of format (like Print or Web) (MLA Citation Style)

15 Parts of a Citation (print resource – book)
(MLA Citation Style)

16 Parts of a Citation (electronic resource – web page)
(MLA Citation Style)

17 Summary Plagiarism is passing off someone else’s work as your own.
Think-Write-Signal can help you avoid plagiarism. A citation is information about a resource that you used. Citations are used to show others what resources you used, to allow you and others to find the source again to check information, and to acknowledge your sources for ethical reasons. All information sources should be cited unless it is common knowledge. The basic parts of most citations are: Author, Date of Publication, Main Title, Secondary Title (Subtitle), Publisher/Sponsor, Place of Publication (for print), Date of Access (for electronic), and Medium of format (like Print or Web).

18 Links Research Paper, Plagiarism, and MLA links are on the CHS website for your convenience CHS>Resources>Student Resources>Research Papers automatically-format-bibliographies-HA aspx

19 Works Cited APA, MLA, Chicago – automatically format bibliographies Web. 5 Nov <http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/apa- mla-chicago-automatically-format-bibliographies-HA aspx>. Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Web. 5 Nov "MLA Citation Style." n.d. Zayed University Library & Learning Resources. Web. 5 Nov <http://zu.libguides.com/content_mobile.php?pid =162428&sid= >. "Nine Things You Should Already Know About Plagiarism." Oklahoma University Academic Integrity. Web. 5 Nov <http://integrity.ou.edu/files/nine_things_you_should_know.pdf>.


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