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Citing Sources and Plagiarism

NoodleTools

Integrated tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation, and collaborative research and writing.

 

Note Taking
Once you start your research,it's important to take good notes and keep them organized. Here's a slide show to help you with the process:
http://www.slideshare.net/covs/taking-notes-5823289

Paraphrasing
When taking notes, make sure you give credit to where you got the information from. Use the author's words. Check this site for more information:
http://www.slideshare.net/lib5152/paraphrasingnote-taking-for-research

Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work or borrowing someone else's original ideas. Not sure about this? View this document to find some answers: Avoiding Plagiarism.

Once you've done that, this guide will help you cite your research sources. You'll find guides for both print and electronic resources.

Use these links for online forms to help with citing your sources: 

BibMe
http://www.bibme.org/

Easy Bib
http://www.easybib.com

Landmarks Son of Citation Machine
http://citationmachine.net
Once you are in this site, click on the MLA format option on the left side of the page.

Creating a Works Cited Page
Use this handout for step by step instructions on how to creat your Works Cited Page.

The primary goal of both this guide and the online tool at the end is to make the proper crediting of information so easy that it becomes a habit, not a task that you stop doing outside of school. Someday the information that the teacher, student, or other information user is citing will be yours.

Remember, Cite the Site you Sight!

Worksheets:

Use these printable handouts for note taking and for keeping track of your sources:

Use these links to find out how to cite a particular resource:

Print Resources:

Electronic Resources:

Citation Sources:

American Psychological Association. "APA Style of Citation: Electronic Sources". [Online] 16 August 2001.
<http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html>
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 5th ed. New York: Modern Language Association, 1999.
<http://www.mla.org>
McCullen, Carolyn. "The Electronic Thread," Middle Ground Oct. 1999: 7-9 and 52.
<http://www.nmsa.org>.
Classroom Connect. Citing Internet Resources. 2004. Harcourt Education Company. 03 Feb. 2006. <http://www.classroom.com/community/connection/howto/citeresources.jhtml>