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Research Paper Tips
Transcript of Research Paper Tips
“to commit literary theft.”
Using someone else’s words or ideas without giving credit.
How to avoid it ...
Give credit where
credit is due
Don't use another
without quoting them
Take good notes -
Include parenthetical citations or footnotes
in your text every time you use information from a source
Include all sources
Works Cited at the end
of the paper
For each source,
Looking for Sources -
Where to start?
Select Research -> Pathfinders ->
Works Cited & Footnotes
Use Easybib http://www.easybib.com
to make generating citations and creating your Works Cited and footnotes easy. Get help with EasyBib here:
Mira Costa Library
Even when you use your
you still need to give credit
for Mr. Marx's Classes
Video from http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/libs/robeson_lib/index.html on youtube
Check all the Rutgers University videos:
In Google Docs, click Insert - > Footnote to add a superscript number in the text (one sequence from beginning to end of paper)
In the bottom footer of the same page, enter the footnote text after the number. Include author's name, title, publication information, & page (copy & paste the "works cited" version and "massage" it )
Footnotes are numbered in one sequence throughout the entire paper
You need to include a footnote EVERY time you use the source.
After the first footnote for a source, include only the author's last name and page number.
Works Cited Example:
Here's an example of second or subsequent footnote for a source:
MLA 6 allows for either
MLA 7 uses only
Process the information
in your head AS you read,
don't take notes and think
you will later
Use the library website:
Use the library catalog to find
print books and ebooks
ebook logins are on the library brochure
- get it at the library or email Mrs. Lofton
Finally, please contact Mrs. Lofton
at the library or at
firstname.lastname@example.org for help
I'm here to help you!
Take advantage of these
For complete details on footnotes, see Appendix B1 (pages 297-313 in the MLA Handbook, 6th Edition.
For complete details on all other bibliography, see the MLA Handbook, 7th Edition.