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Lesson 2: Using Information Ethically I


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  • 1. Citing Sources Getting Permission Using Other Sources in Your Work Using Copyrighted Materials
  • 2. Information Ethics I • Academic Integrity • Avoiding Plagiarism • Citing Information Ethics II • Copyright • Fair Use • Public Domain • Creative Commons Licenses
  • 3. • Stealing someone else’s words OR ideas • Passing them off as your own From the OED:
  • 4. • I didn’t write my paper. • I printed it off the Internet. • But I stapled the pages all by myself!
  • 5. • I didn’t write a new paper. • I turned in a paper I wrote last year for a different class. • But I wrote the first paper!
  • 6. • In the computer age, copying and pasting text is simple and easy. • If you do it, then put quotation marks around it and cite! • Otherwise, you will be plagiarizing.
  • 7. “I didn’t know using someone else’s ideas without citing was wrong!”
  • 8. Buying, stealing, or borrowing a paper Hiring someone to write your paper Copying from another source without citing (deliberate or accidental) Using someone else’s ideas without citing Not paraphrasing properly Possibly AccidentalDeliberate
  • 9. • Fail assignment • Fail the course • University sanctions – Suspension – Expulsion • Notification goes in your DU records
  • 10. • Turn in your own work • Take good notes and keep your research organized • Be sure to cite sources properly in your papers • If in doubt, cite it!
  • 11. • Practice good file management • Cite properly – Why? – When? – How?
  • 12. • Use a flash drive • Create folders • Save assignments with your last name
  • 13. • It’s right to give credit to others for their words AND ideas! • Proper citation helps others find your sources.
  • 14. “To cite or not to cite.... THAT is the question!”
  • 15. You need to cite a source when you: • Include a direct quote from a source • Paraphrase a source • Summarize the text/ideas in a source
  • 16. Citing sources in the body of your paper Bibliography with ALL sources used • In-text citations • Footnotes • Depends on style you are using
  • 17. Google Images Microsoft Office Clip Art • Do NOT have to cite• DO have to cite • May be copyrighted wallpapers/Filme/bart%20simpson.jpg
  • 18. • Barack Obama is the President of the United States. • New York City is known as the Big Apple. • UN is the abbreviation for the United Nations.
  • 19. • Found in multiple independent sources • Likely to be known by a lot of people • Can be found in a general reference source
  • 20. • Ask your professor • Cite it!
  • 21. Paraphrase • Take a direct quote • Restate it in your own words • Add an in-text citation in MLA style Summarize • Take a larger section of another author’s work • Condense the ideas of that section in your own words • Add an in-text citation in MLA style In-Text Citations • Correctly format in-text citations in MLA and APA styles for direct quotations, paraphrased text, and summarized text.