PLAGIARISM AND CITATION
BASICS
A QUICK GUIDE ON WHY, WHERE
AND HOW TO PROPERLY
RESEARCH…without getting in
trouble!
WHY RESEARCH?
 We research because we want to explore

interesting topics by…
 Incorporating others’ ideas and informati...
HOW GOOD ARE YOU AT
RESEARCH?
GO TO THIS LINK TO FIND OUT…

http://agoogleaday.com/#game=started

Click on the ―basic game...
BUT FIRST…WHERE CAN I FIND
INFORMATION FOR RESEARCH?
 Online Databases – contain digital copies of

many print resources
...
WHAT’S THE DEAL
WITH…PLAGIARISM?
 To plagiarize means ―to commit literary theft.‖


―To present as new and original an i...
WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?
 Anytime you use a direct quote, or even change an

author’s words, you are using somebody else’s
tho...
WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?
 Certain well-known facts do not need to be cited.
 If your reader would probably already know the

...
CITATIONS
 As you know, in order to prevent plagiarism, we must

cite our sources.
 There is a specific method of citing...
ANATOMY OF A CITATION
 Most citations include four main divisions:
 Author’s name. Title or source. Publication informat...
LET’S PLAY A GAME!

See how much you know

about creating a citation!
HELP! I CAN’T REMEMBER HOW TO
FORMAT A CITATION!
 You don’t have to worry about the order that

information in a cite nee...
WHAT WE’VE LEARNED…
 All about plagiarism and why it’s wrong
 Exactly what a citation is and how to create one

 Ways t...
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Plagiarism and Citation Basics

  1. 1. PLAGIARISM AND CITATION BASICS A QUICK GUIDE ON WHY, WHERE AND HOW TO PROPERLY RESEARCH…without getting in trouble!
  2. 2. WHY RESEARCH?  We research because we want to explore interesting topics by…  Incorporating others’ ideas and information  Exploring our own thoughts and opinions in relation to other people’s  Believe it or not, you were not born an expert on your topic! Therefore, you must research and cite your sources.
  3. 3. HOW GOOD ARE YOU AT RESEARCH? GO TO THIS LINK TO FIND OUT… http://agoogleaday.com/#game=started Click on the ―basic game‖ link – don’t log in to Google +
  4. 4. BUT FIRST…WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION FOR RESEARCH?  Online Databases – contain digital copies of many print resources  GALILEO  Encyclopedia Britannica  Literary Reference Center  Print Resources  Scholarly journals, magazines, newspaper articles  Books  Websites
  5. 5. WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH…PLAGIARISM?  To plagiarize means ―to commit literary theft.‖  ―To present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.‖  You must give credit to the ―owner‖ of the information that you use in your paper, otherwise you are STEALING!
  6. 6. WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?  Anytime you use a direct quote, or even change an author’s words, you are using somebody else’s thoughts.  Simply changing the wording (paraphrasing) is not enough; you must cite your sources.  When in doubt, CITE! It’s better to be safe than sorry.
  7. 7. WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?  Certain well-known facts do not need to be cited.  If your reader would probably already know the information, you do not have to cite.  Ex: Walt Disney founded the Disney company and created one of the most well-known cartoon characters of all time, Mickey Mouse. (NOT PLAGIARISM)  Ex: Raised on a farm near Marceline, Missouri, Walt became interested in drawing at an early age, selling his first sketches to neighbors when he was only seven years old. (PLAGIARISM—IF NOT CITED)  Let’s see how you do on knowing when to cite by playing…The Cite is Right!
  8. 8. CITATIONS  As you know, in order to prevent plagiarism, we must cite our sources.  There is a specific method of citing sources, and certain ―ingredients‖ are needed, in a specific order, for the citation to be correct and in MLA format.
  9. 9. ANATOMY OF A CITATION  Most citations include four main divisions:  Author’s name. Title or source. Publication information. Format.
  10. 10. LET’S PLAY A GAME! See how much you know about creating a citation!
  11. 11. HELP! I CAN’T REMEMBER HOW TO FORMAT A CITATION!  You don’t have to worry about the order that information in a cite needs to go…there are several tools that will create a cite for you!  EasyBib  Results from media center databases like Encyclopedia Britannica  Citation Machine
  12. 12. WHAT WE’VE LEARNED…  All about plagiarism and why it’s wrong  Exactly what a citation is and how to create one  Ways to easily create a citation  Any questions???
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