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  • 1. FOOTNOTING 101 World History 9 St. Anne’s-BelfieldWednesday, February 6, 13
  • 2. What is plagiarism? Plagiarism (pronounced: play-juh-riz-um) is the act of taking someone else’s words, ideas, or information and passing them off as your own. If you don’t give credit to the author of these ideas in footnotes and a bibliography, you are committing plagiarism, which is a serious academic offense.Wednesday, February 6, 13
  • 3. Footnotes should be used when... You quote verbatim from someone elses work. You summarize or paraphrase someone elses work. You are conveying information which may be unfamiliar to your reader (e.g. statistics or factual data). You are not sure whether or not you need to cite. WHEN IN DOUBT, FOOTNOTE!Wednesday, February 6, 13
  • 4. Formatting Use Noodle Tools to properly format citation DO NOT FORGET TO EDIT CITATION! Footnotes should be sequential (computer should do it automatically) Numbers should be placed at the end of the sentence AFTER the periodWednesday, February 6, 13
  • 5. Tips... Footnote ideas rather than sentences If one or more sentences relate to the SAME idea, use 1 footnote at the end of the second sentence Only give the full citation the first time a source is cited in a paragraph. Thereafter, use the “short citation” formWednesday, February 6, 13