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RESEARCHING Notes on plagiarism and APA style references Please copy the information in this presentation into your class notes. You do not need to copy word for word, but it is expected that you will have these notes in your binder even if you are absent when we go over this presentation in class.
What is Plagiarism? 1. Copying directly from another person (friend, book, website, presentation, anything) 2. Claiming another’s ideas as your own even if you change the wording Plagiarism is a serious academic offense. It is much better to over-cite (reference more than is needed) than to under-cite!
What do I Have to Reference in Order to Avoid Plagiarism? Quotations, Paraphrases, Summaries Facts Others Ideas or Opinions (Procter, Margaret. "How Not to Plagiarize." Writing at the University of Toronto. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2012. http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/using- sources/how-not-to-plagiarize.)http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/using- sources/how-not-to-plagiarize
Your Responsibility 1. To put quotation marks around all words that you use in your work that are borrowed from someone else. 2. To cite the source of all facts, information, and ideas that comes from outside sources 3. To use your own words to express your ideas. P LAGIARIZED WORK WILL NOT BE GRADED
HOW DO I CITE MY SOURCES?? In-Text Citations & References
Step 1: In-Text Citation As you are writing, anytime you quote, paraphrase, summarize, give a fact, or state an idea that is not original to you, you must give an in-text citation which refers to the work that that idea came from. (Author, date) Source of examples on following slide: Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide. (n.d.). Welcome to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL). Retrieved October 25, 2012, from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/ http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/
According to Jones (1998), "Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time" (p. 199). According to Jones (1998), APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners. APA style is a difficult citation format for first time learners (Jones, 1998). In-Text Citation Examples Notice where the periods are!
Step 2: Reference Page All texts that are cited in your paper, must appear in the reference page at the end of your paper (and vice versa) Your reference page is: A new page on its own At the end of your paper Double-spaced Titled References Formatted carefully Your reference page does not use any large font, bold text, or underlining – plain Jane!
Sample Reference Page References APA Citation Style | Cornell University Library. (n.d.). Home /Cornell University Library. Retrieved October 25, 2012, from http://www.library.cornell.edu/resrch/citmanage/apa Ruecker, T. (2010, July 1). Using APA Style. Academics Portal Index > Home. Retrieved October 25, 2012, from http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=65681
Things to Notice References APA Citation Style | Cornell University Library. (n.d.). Home /Cornell University Library. Retrieved October 25, 2012, from http://www.library.cornell.edu/resrch/citmanage/apa Ruecker, T. (2010, July 1). Using APA Style. Academics Portal Index > Home. Retrieved October 25, 2012, from http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=65681 Nothing fancy about the title Everything is double-spaces, no extra space. There is a hanging indent on all lines after the first entry. The entries appear in alphabetical order.
HOW DO I MAKE A REFERENCE PAGE? Using www.bibme.org
www.bibme.org 1. Select the type of source you are using (example: book, website) 2. For a book, try putting in the ISBN # before you type in all the information. 3. For a website, paste in the URL (click “Load Info”) Look for and ADD the author’s name if it is given on the website 4. Click “Add to Bibliography” 5. Look at the top right corner, click APA 6. Paste into your word document, then adjust the font, line spacing and hanging indents.
TRY IT! If you are going through this Power Point on your own, try creating the reference for Mrs. Noble’s website. Does your reference look like this? Noble, M. (n.d.). Mrs. Noble's Webpage. HRSBSTAFF Home Page. Retrieved October 25, 2012, from http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/mnoble/ If not, check that you remembered to add the author’s name and to click APA at the top right before copying the text.
Helpful Hint! If you make your references as you go, you won’t have to go back and do it later AND the date will already be done for you!