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Citing Sources

Plagiarism Explanation for Research Papers
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Julia Laffoon-Jackson

on 20 April 2017

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and you WRITE:
example of direct plagiarism
and you write:
example of improper paraphrasing:
If the source says:
and you write:
example from K. Fitzgerald
by Julia Laffoon-Jackson
Each citation for a source at the end of a paper includes the following (when these elements can be found):
1. Author.
2. Title.
3. Container,
4. Other Contributors,
5. Version,
6. Number,
7. Publisher,
8. Publication Date,
9. Location.
Think ICE
Introduce the Source
Cite your Source
Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate
How do I do in-text citations?
How do I do the works cited page?
Research 101: Citing Your Sources
Experts on your subject:
writers
speakers
professors
interviewees
Sources:
books
e-books
articles in journals
articles in newspapers
documentaries
documents
emails
interviews
lectures
letters
television episodes
videos
websites
Cite your source every single time
that you do any of the following:
1. quote word for word (direct quote)
2. put in your own words (paraphrase)
3. reduce it in your own words (summary)
You cite a source in two places:
1. At the end of the sentence where you quoted, paraphrased, or summarized the source (in-text citation)
AND
2. At the end of your paper (Works Cited)
3. Improper paraphrasing or summarizing:
putting an author's ideas into your own words without giving the author proper credit
2. Mosaic Plagiarism:
mixing copied phrases or even just words in with your own work
also called patch-writing
In all cases,
IGNORANCE is NOT an EXCUSE.
Saying you "didn't know" that you couldn't do that won't save you from
failing grades
being kicked out of college
being fired
being sued
(These are just a few possible consequences.)
If the source says this:
1. Direct plagiarism:
Buying a paper
Using a friend's paper
Copying entire sentences or phrases of another source -- published or on the internet
All text highlighted is exact, or almost exact, wording as the original text.

Also, the information is in almost the exact same order as the original text.
You've put the source into your own words, but you didn't CITE it by saying where you got this information.
What's the big idea?
Avoiding
Plagiarism
Three Types
of
Plagiarism
example of mosaic plagiarism
example from K. Fitzgerald
and you write this:
If the source says this:
and you write this:
and you write this:
example from K. Fitzgerald
I -
Legal scholar Jay Kesan points out that the law holds employers liable for employees' actions (312).
According to Kesan, "A decade ago, losses were already mounting to five billion dollars annually" (311).
C -
Some predict that losses will triple over the next decade (Kesan 312).
Companies can - and must - enforce clear policies to reduce their liability ("Responsibilities").
E -
How would you explain or elaborate on this citation?
How would you evaluate this citation?
Legal scholar Jay Kesan points out that the law holds employers liable for employees' actions (312).
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