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Cite Your Sources: Why & How
Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeeperez/2453225588/ <ul><li>When should you use Wikipedia?  Thumbs up o...
Image Attibution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/sizes/z/in/photostream/ <ul><li>Evaluate information -...
Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/galant/3268338756/sizes/l/in/photostream/ School pays for access – has inf...
WHY Cite Your Sources?
WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>Talk to the person next to you for about two minutes about  why you think it’s important to...
WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>Helps you avoid plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Always give the author proper credit! </li></u...
WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>2. Shows you consulted many good sources. You didn’t just make it up! </li></ul>Image attri...
WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>3. Provides a “trail” for your readers, in case they want to follow your path and do furthe...
WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>4. Expected in all academic settings, from high school to graduate school to your professio...
WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>1. When you quote from a source </li></ul><ul><li>If you use the author’s exact...
WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>My source says:  Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical ...
WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>My source says:  Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical ...
WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>My source says:  Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical ...
WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>My source says:  Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical ...
HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Use the OSLIS Citation Maker at: </li></ul><ul><li>cm.oslis.org </li></ul><ul><li>Click t...
HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Enter information about the book or website  </li></ul><ul><li>-- Look for place of publi...
HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Note the difference between Title of Work and Title of Overall Website. </li></ul><ul><li...
Works Cited Page
HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>What’s wrong with this Works Cited list?  </li></ul>
HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
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Cite Your Sources -- Why and How

  1. 1. Cite Your Sources: Why & How
  2. 2. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeeperez/2453225588/ <ul><li>When should you use Wikipedia? Thumbs up or thumbs down: </li></ul><ul><li>To get a quick overview of your research topic? </li></ul><ul><li>As the main source of information for your research paper? </li></ul><ul><li>When reading about a pop culture topic of personal interest? </li></ul><ul><li>When making an important decision about your health? </li></ul><ul><li>To see what sources the article’s author’s used? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Image Attibution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/sizes/z/in/photostream/ <ul><li>Evaluate information -- don’t believe everything you read </li></ul><ul><li>Always compare multiple sources </li></ul><ul><li>Always cite your sources (Citation Maker, Easybib.com, etc.) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/galant/3268338756/sizes/l/in/photostream/ School pays for access – has info you can’t get free on the web Edited/fact checked, so often more reliable than websites Where are they? Go to your school website and look on the Library Home Page. Also check your public library – you’ll need your card and PIN. Often include citations!
  5. 5. WHY Cite Your Sources?
  6. 6. WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>Talk to the person next to you for about two minutes about why you think it’s important to cite your sources . </li></ul><ul><li>Write at least two reasons in your notes. </li></ul><ul><li>What reasons did you write down? </li></ul>
  7. 7. WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>Helps you avoid plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Always give the author proper credit! </li></ul>Image attribution: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3191/3020966268_4f854c0617.jpg
  8. 8. WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>2. Shows you consulted many good sources. You didn’t just make it up! </li></ul>Image attribution: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3213/2979328686_5e34ec6677.jpg
  9. 9. WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>3. Provides a “trail” for your readers, in case they want to follow your path and do further research </li></ul>Image attribution: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/41/83594459_70d9688f23.jpg
  10. 10. WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>4. Expected in all academic settings, from high school to graduate school to your professional life </li></ul>Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/krcla/2069243613/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  11. 11. WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>1. When you quote from a source </li></ul><ul><li>If you use the author’s exact words, put them in “quotation marks” and then cite your source. </li></ul><ul><li>2. When you paraphrase a source </li></ul><ul><li>If you use the author’s idea, even if you put it in your own words, you must still cite your source. </li></ul>
  12. 12. WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>My source says: Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical regions have the greatest number of species. Frogs are classified as amphibians. </li></ul>
  13. 13. WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>My source says: Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical regions have the greatest number of species. Frogs are classified as amphibians. </li></ul>My paper says: Frogs are amphibians. Do I need to cite my source? Thumbs up for yes, down for no.
  14. 14. WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>My source says: Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical regions have the greatest number of species. Frogs are classified as amphibians. </li></ul>My paper says: Frogs live on every continent except Antartica. Do I need to cite my source? Thumbs up for yes, down for no. What else am I missing here?
  15. 15. WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>My source says: Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical regions have the greatest number of species. Frogs are classified as amphibians. </li></ul>My paper says: In the third grade, I had a pet frog called Hoppy. Do I need to cite my source? Thumbs up for yes, down for no.
  16. 16. HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Use the OSLIS Citation Maker at: </li></ul><ul><li>cm.oslis.org </li></ul><ul><li>Click the MLA Secondary link </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your Source Type from the yellow box. </li></ul>
  17. 17. HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Enter information about the book or website </li></ul><ul><li>-- Look for place of publication, publisher, and publication date on the copyright page of the book </li></ul>
  18. 18. HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Note the difference between Title of Work and Title of Overall Website. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the author, if possible </li></ul><ul><li>Who published/sponsored the site? </li></ul><ul><li>If you can’t answer either of those two questions, are you sure you trust this site? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Works Cited Page
  20. 20. HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>What’s wrong with this Works Cited list? </li></ul>
  21. 21. HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>

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