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Plagiarism and Citing Sources


Keri Thames

on 15 October 2012

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Transcript of Plagiarism and Citing Sources

Works Cited Telling the audience or reader where you got your information from Plagiarism Taking someone else's words, research, or ideas and passing them off as your own. It is acceptable to use someone else's work, but you MUST give them credit for it. Examples 1. Copying word for word an entire paper or a large section of text 2. Changing a few words of someone else's work and presenting it
as your own 3. Even borrowing a short phrase is plagiarism. How? You must cite every piece of information that is not the result of your own research or common knowledge. Use quotation marks every time you use an author's words. At the beginning of the quote or paraphrase you are using, make it clear you are using someone else's idea. At the very end of your quote or paraphrase, insert a citation in parentheses so the reader can know where the information came from. Examples: According to Smith... Thomas says... In the 2004 study, Jones found that... What is a "Work Cited" page? The name MLA gives to a bibliography. It is a list of the resources you are using to prepare your presentation, with certain guidelines that must be followed (see your handout). A quote is copying word for word information from one of your sources. It is usually only a sentence or two, and it is set in quotation marks. A paraphrase is expressing in different words the same information that your source has published or spoken. Paraphrases must be cited properly. In -Text Citations Referring to the works of others in your text. You will place source information in parentheses after your quotation or paraphrase. The word or phrase used in your in-text citation to identify your source must correspond with the first thing that appears for that source on your Works Cited page. Example Works Cited Entry: Allen, Thomas B. Vanishing Wildlife of North America. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1974. How to cite this source in your text: Allen says that there are only about two million buffalo remaining in the United States (64). or There are only about two million buffalo remaining in the United States (Allen 64).
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