CITING YOUR SOURCES
Plagiarism is presenting the words or ideas of someone else as your own without proper acknowledgment of the source.
The research skills you are developing will enable you to effectively locate and evaluate relevant information. However, you need to remember to give credit for the information you use in your assignments. When you forget to cite your sources, you are guilty of plagiarism.
It is plagiarism when you:
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Five Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism
1. First, use your own ideas. It should be your paper and your ideas that should be the focus. Use the ideas of others sparingly—only to support or reinforce your own argument.
2. When taking notes or copying information from online databases, the Web, magazines, books, etc., include a complete citation for each item you use as a source of information.
3 .When taking notes or copying information from online databases, the Web, magazines, books, etc.,include a complete citation for each item you use as a source of information.
4. Use quotation marks when directly stating another person's words.
5. A good strategy is to take 30 minutes and write a short draft of your paper without using any notes. It will help you think through what you want to say and help prevent your being too dependent upon your sources.
Quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing are three methods that allow you to ethically incorporate another author's writing into your research, as long as you cite your sources accurately.
Remember these guidelines...
Quotations must match the source word for word.
They must be attributed to the original author.
Paraphrasing involves putting a passage from source material into your own words.
A paraphrase must be attributed to the original source.
Summarizing involves putting the main idea(s) into your own words, including only the main point(s).
Summarized ideas must be attributed to the original source.
You must cite someone else's:
You do not have to cite your own Words you quote, summarize or paraphrase Idea (interpretation, opinion, conclusion)