Presentation on theme: "Citing Sources. Why do you cite sources? Avoid plagiarism Acknowledge work done by previous researchers Give credibility to your work Build knowledge."— Presentation transcript:
Why do you cite sources? Avoid plagiarism Acknowledge work done by previous researchers Give credibility to your work Build knowledge
What is plagiarism? Failing to: Cite quotations and borrowed ideas Enclose borrowed language in quotation marks (limit use of quotations) Put summaries and paraphrases in your own words
What are the formatting guidelines? MLA (Modern Language Association): English and some humanities APA (American Psychological Association): psychology, social science CMS (The Chicago Manual of Style): history and other humanities The Blue Book (Harvard): law Discipline specific
Where do citations go? In-text (within paper) …the researchers publish their findings (Blaine et al. 35). Endnote/footnote (at bottom of page) 13. Brian Steel Wills, A Battle from the Start: The Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest (New York: HarperCollins, 1992), 187. Entry in List of Works Cited (at end of paper) Adams, Scott. Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel. New York: Harper 2002. Print.
Formatting Example: MLA Authors Single author: Walker, Janice R. Multiple authors: Walker, Janice R., and Todd Taylor Wilmut, Ian, Keith Campbell and Colin Tudge 4+: Sloan, Frank A., et al. Repeated author: ---
MLA: McGrath, Anne. “A Loss of Foreign Talent.” US News and World Report 22 Nov. 2004: 76. Print. APA: Hoxby, C. M. (2002, January). The power of peers. Education Next, 2, 57-63. CMS: Bissell, Tom. “Improvised, Explosive, and Divisive.” Harper’s, January 2006. Style Guide Comparison—Periodicals
Activity Select : 2 newspaper articles from 2 different sources, and 2 periodical articles from two different sources. Cite these 4 sources using a format from your Style Guide.