Cite Your Sources LJHS

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Cite Your Sources LJHS

  1. 1. Cite Your Sources: Why & How
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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/
  6. 6. 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>
  7. 7. 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>
  8. 8. 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?
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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>
  12. 12. 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>
  13. 13. 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>
  14. 14. Works Cited Page
  15. 15. HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>What’s wrong with this Works Cited list? </li></ul>
  16. 16. HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the LOJ website, Library, Class Projects, and Cite Your Source Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Make an MLA citation for one of the websites listed there. </li></ul>

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