3 Reliable source checklist Credibility of source:Why was this site created? Is there any bias?Who is responsible for this site? What are their credentials?Does the author document his/her own sources?
4 Relevance of source: What is the URL ending? Can you understand what is being said?Is the site user-friendly? Do the links work?Does it give a date the information was created or last updated?What is the URL ending?.com (Commercial websites).org (Non-profit websites).edu (Academic websites).gov (Government websites)
5 Types of SourcesThe author or creator of the work is the one who produced the original ideasWhen the author of a work is citing another person’s ideasPrimary SourceSecondary Source
6 WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's work and presenting it as your own.
8 REASONS NOT TO PLAGIARIZE You’re Stealing from Another AuthorWould you want someone else to steal your work?It Hurts YouYou don’t learn anything when you plagiarize, including how to think for yourself.Plagiarism prevents you from creating your own ideas and opinions.You can’t cheat forever. Eventually you will get caught and the consequences will be serious.Cheating damages your reputation and academic and professional careers.
9 TYPES OF PLAGIARISM: COPYING Copying is the most well-known and most common type of plagiarism. If you:Copy another person’s work word-for-wordDo not credit him or her for the workAnd put your name on itThen you have plagiarized!
10 TYPES OF PLAGIARISM: PARAPHRASING PLAGIARISM Paraphrase: The restatement of information and ideas expressed by someone else, presented using different words.Paraphrasing plagiarism occurs when you paraphrase or summarize another person's work without citing the source.If you keep the author's essential thoughts, sentence structure, and/or style without citing the source, this is plagiarism!
11 TYPES OF PLAGIARISM: PARAPHRASING PLAGIARISM Examples:Bob Kane, co-creator of Batman, felt that as a child, “growing up in the Bronx, [he and his friends] used to be vigilantes to survive” (Benton, 69).Plagiarism: Bob Kane, co-creator of Batman, felt that growing up in New York, he and other kids had to seek their own justice to survive.Not Plagiarism: Bob Kane, co-creator of Batman, felt that growing up in New York, he and other kids had to seek their own justice to survive (Benton, 69).
12 TYPES OF PLAGIARISM: UNINTENTIONAL Unintentional plagiarism occurs when the writer incorrectly quotes and/or incorrectly cites a source they are using.
14 HOW TO AVOID PLAGIARISM Use your own words and ideas as often as possible.Put anything that comes directly from the text in quotations.If you write something that is not your original thought, or include a fact that is not common knowledge, then use a citation.When in doubt, CITE IT!
15 HOW TO CITE: MLA IN-TEXT CITATIONS Indirect Quote: Some researchers note that "children are totally insensitive to their parents' shyness" (Zimbardo, 62).Direct Quote: Zimbardo notes that “children are totally insensitive to their parents’ shyness” (62).Paraphrasing: Some researchers have observed that children seem unaware that their parents are considered bashful (Zimbardo, 62).
16 HOW TO CITE: WORKS CITED At the very end of a paper, you include a list of all of the sources that you used in your paper.The format for the works cited list is different than your in-text citations.Good resources to useThese websites generate your works cited list for you and they’re free!
17 MLA WORKS CITED FORMATS BookAuthor Last Name, Author First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.Essay or Chapter in BookAuthor Last Name, Author First name. “Title of Essay/Chapter.” Title of Book. Ed. Editor's Name(s). City of Publication: Publisher, Year. Page range of entry. Medium of Publication.ArticleAuthor Last Name, Author First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Periodical Day Month Year: pages. Medium of publication.
18 MLA WORKS CITED FORMATS Entire WebsiteAuthor/Creator’s Name (if available). Name of Website. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.Page on a WebsiteAuthor Name (if available). “Name of Article.” Name of Website. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.
19 Sources“Research Guide”: Created by Elizabeth Thorseon-Green (Fulbright English Teaching Assistant)“Plagiarism”: Created by Lauren Johnson (Fulbright English Teaching Assistant)mlg-plagiarism.html