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Citing your Sources

An overview of why we cite sources, and using MLA
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Lauren Reusch

on 30 September 2010

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Transcript of Citing your Sources

Citing Your Sources Why do we have to cite our sources? The short answer:
If you don't give credit for others ideas you use, you are committing Plagiarism Definitions of Plagiarism:
To steal or pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own.
To use someone else's work without giving credit
To committ literacy theft
Plagiarism is an act of fraud and has serious consequences How can we avoid plagiarizing? Give credit when you use someone else's ideas, by your source. Citing At the Freshman Center we use MLA Style Citations So when should I use Citations? Whenever you use a quote
Whenever you paraphrase
Whenever you borrow someone else's idea
Whenever you make specific reference to the work of someone else
Whenever someone else's work has been critical in developing your own ideas Works Cited Page Basics The page at the end of your project
that lists all the sources you used Basic Rules for Works Cited Page 1.The title of the page should be Works Cited
centered at the top of the page.
2. All entries should be in alphabetical order
by author's last name, or title of article
3. Indent the 2nd line of every entry
4. When there is more than 1 author list all up
to 3.
5. If there is no author, but an editor, use the
editor's name followed by ed.
6. Begin with the title of the article if no
author is listed
7. Double space all entries Works Cited

Sullivan, Robert, ed.One Nation: America

Remembers September 11, 2001.

Boston: Little Brown, 2001.

The Owl at Purdue. 1 Aug 2009. Retrieved

19 Aug. 2009.

Example 2 ways to cite a source In-Text Citations When you are writing and you use someone else's words or ideas, give them credit as you go. There are 2 ways to do this. According to Dr. Phil, blah blah blah (13). "Blah, Blah, Blah" (Oakes 25). Works Cited Page If you did not really take
anything directly from your
source, but feel the source helped
in the overall feel of your final
product, include it in your Works
Cited page. This includes sources you used for in-text citations! Note: All sources used must
be included on your Works
Cited page.
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