Citing your sources - avoiding plagiarism


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Introduction to international student at the University of Agder 2009/2010.
What is plagiarism, and how avoid it by citing your sources correctly.

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Citing your sources - avoiding plagiarism

  1. 1. Citing your sources – avoiding plagiarism Henry Langseth Agder University library, 2009 Picture: Udronotto © 2007
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  3. 4. What do you mean plagiarism?! Source: &quot;plagiarism n.&quot; The New Oxford American Dictionary, second edition. Ed. Erin McKean. Oxford University Press, 2005. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Agder University. 7 October 2009 <>
  4. 5. Plagiarism-quiz <ul><li>Copying a paragraph word by word from a source without any acknowledgement. Plagiarism? </li></ul>
  5. 6. Plagiarism-quiz <ul><li>Copying a paragraph from a source in another language, translating and inserting it into the text. Full reference in bibliography. Plagiarism? </li></ul>
  6. 7. Plagiarism-quiz <ul><li>Short summary of article integrated in section with source cited in text and list of references. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Plagiarism-quiz <ul><li>You hand in the same assignment in two different classes, only with minor adjustments. Plagiarism? </li></ul>
  8. 9. Cite your sources – get it right <ul><li>Reference list </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete overview of all sources cited </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose one style for your references </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the same style troughout the list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Normally listed right after conclusion </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Cite it right – organising your references <ul><li>Example: Book with one author </li></ul><ul><li>Last name, First initial. (Year). Title of the book in italics (Edition – if available). Place of publication: Publisher. </li></ul><ul><li>Fitzgerald, F. S. (1926). The Great Gatsby : Chatto & Windus: London. </li></ul><ul><li>-> Always find the correct format for your source </li></ul>
  10. 11. So, reference list.. bibliography..whatever – that’s it?!
  11. 12. Part 2: Citing sources <ul><li>We need a reference in the text that makes the link to the endnote/footnote </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. </li></ul><ul><li>Blablablablabla (Fitzgerald, 1926). Blablabla </li></ul>Fitzgerald, F. S. (1926). The Great Gatsby : Chatto & Windus: London.
  12. 13. NEVER too many sources
  13. 14. Part 3: Quoting sources <ul><li>Direct quote </li></ul><ul><li>Indirect quotation </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>Students do not always see the importance of citing all sources in written work. ”Serious academic literature authors use sources, and they cite the sources they use&quot; (Spangen, 2007, p. 9). This is just as important when writing a semester assignment as when writing a scientific dissertation.
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  16. 18. Thank you for your attention! <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield From poem Ulysses by Alfred Lod Tennyson