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    • RESEARCH MATERIALS & PLAGIARISM To search for information, fact, or truth
    • Where to begin…
      • There are many reference materials:
        • Books
        • Newspapers
        • Encyclopedia- look up key words
        • Bible- look up key words in the topical index
        • Internet- search engines
        • Magazines- Not Teen Magazine ! Try Time or National Geographic
    • But how do I know the info. is true?
      • Are my sources reliable?
        • 1. Check your information against another source
        • 2. Check the tone- Is the author biased/trying to sway your opinion? They should be OBJECTIVE!
        • 3. Is the information up to date?
        • 4. Be a detective- Scope out the author! Look up the author! Are they an expert in the field which they are writing about?
          • Tip: Is your author a hairstylist writing on new medical technologies? –OR- a doctor writing on new medical technologies?
    • Get your own Original Idea! Plagiarism…
    • Plagiarism
      • Plagiarism is using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person. Plagiarism is much like lying.
      • But…who are you really cheating if you plagiarize?
      • YOU!
      • You don’t learn the skills if you don’t actually do the work! You’re cheating yourself out of your own education.
    • Is it really a BIG deal?
      • YES!
      • Plagiarism in school/college is grounds for failure or even expulsion. Plagiarism goes on your permanent academic record!
      • Legal punishments for plagiarism range from up to $50,000 in fines or 1 year in prison.
      • Plagiarism in your job= “You’re fired!”
      • Professor John Broderick, ODU English Chair
    • You are plagiarizing if…
      • You don’t put the words of another in quotation marks.
      • You paraphrase the words of another = simply changing a word or phrases here and there.
      • You don’t clearly acknowledge the source of ideas or material taken from another.
      • You don’t make it clear how much you depended on your sources. Can the reader tell the difference between your research and your original ideas?
      • You don’t document sources adequately
      • You purchase a paper online, or “borrow” a friend’s
      • You copy and paste from the internet
      • Even if you give the original author credit, if your work is made up mainly of another’s ideas…YOU ARE PLAGIARIZING!
    • What To Do?
      • Give Credit where Credit is Due!
      • Write down all of the titles, authors, dates, website addresses, publishers, etc. of all the reference materials you use!
      • But…Where do I find this information?
    • Documenting your sources!
    • Don’t get BUSTED! How to document your sources of information…
        • In English, we will use MLA style:
        • 1. all information is arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s last name!
        • 2. all information should be double spaced with all lines after the first indented!
        • 3. Punctuation is very important! Your documentation is not correct unless your punctuation is correct!
    • What should my documentation look like?
      • for books:
        • author's last name, author's first name or initial, Title . where it
        • was published: company it’s published by, date published. (Print)
        • Article in Encyclopedia:
        • Author (if there is one). “Topic.” Title of Encyclopedia . Edition.
        • Year published. (Print)
        • Article in a magazine:
        • Author’s last name, first name. “Title of article.” Title of Magazine
        • date article was published: pages of article. (Print)
        • ***(notice double spacing and hanging indent)
    • What should my documentation look like?
      • Newspaper article:
      • author’s last name, author’s first name. “Title of article.”
        • Title of newspaper printing date (day month year), edition of
        • newspaper: pg. (Print)
      • Online Newspaper article:
      • Author’s last name, author’s first name. “Title of Article.”
        • Title of newspaper . Day of publication month of publication year
        • of publication. date of access (day month year) <url>. (Online)
    • What should my documentation look like?
      • An entire website:
      • Title of site . Ed. Followed by name of editor. Date of publication or
        • update. Date of access (day month year) <url>. (Online)
        • Interview:
        • Last name of person interviewed, first name. Personal Interview,
        • date. (Interview)
        • *** (notice double spacing and hanging indent)
    • But what if I use someone’s words or ideas in my paper?
      • In-text citations: use in-text citations/parenthetical documentation after the quote, idea, or information from another author.
      • In-text citations look like this: (Smith 5)
        • the author’s last name and the page number go in parenthesis
        • in-text citations go right inside the period.
        • * If you write an entire paragraph of info. from another source- you don’t need these at the end of each sentence…only at the end of the paragraph!
        • Note: If you mention the author’s name in your info. Then you only need the page number in ( ).
    • “ I can’t find all the info!!!”
      • If you cannot find an author- cite the title or a shortened version of the title and the page #
      • Ex: ( American Cars 67).
        • (“Dolphin in the Atlantic” C5).
        • After your information from an online source, simply cite the author (Davidson). Or the article title (“Boat Sinks Off Coast”) because there are usually no page numbers
    • In-text Citation Examples
      • In his article, White explains that an unnoticed puck is very familiar to the Admirals. It seems late goals have been common for the Admirals this year (C2).
      • “ Sunday, Gordon charged from 16 th to first in five laps” (Long C3). Moves like this helped Gordon surpass Earnhardt’s career total.