Citations & Plagiarism

  • Creating a citation for the sources you have used in a school project is important. Often it is done by adding a Bibliography at the end of your project. This helps prevent plagiarism. Plagiarism is using another person's work without giving them credit. It is stealing, lying and cheating all rolled into one. You need to AVOID doing this! 
    Tips for preventing plagiarism:
    1. Summarize in your own words what you have read by others.
    2. If you need to use the exact words of others, put them in "quotes".
    3. Do your own work. Copying the work of others hurts all involved.
    4. List all sources used somewhere in your project, often in the back on a Bibliography or Works Cited page.
    5. Ask a teacher for help if you are unsure how to give credit to a source or use a citation tool.
    All types of resources including books, websites, and even apps on mobile devices should be listed if you used them for a school research project.
    Example of a citation for an online article (author, article title, website or magazine title, publisher, date article was published, online, date the article was read, and URL address) :
    Keady, Cameron. "One Small Step, One Great Man. "Time for Kids. Time Inc., 27 Aug. 2012. Web. 22 Jan. 2016.

    Tips on Citing Apps used to gather information:

    1. Use a free online tool  
    2. Get the software title and version number from the App Store
    3. If the app does not list an author for the specific content you are using leave it blank
    4. Use ‘Apple App Store’ for Website Title
    5. Enter the app publisher name in Publisher / Sponsor, this information is available in the App Store
    6. Copy and paste the iTunes link for the App into the URL field (you can get this link by right clicking (or control+click) on any app in the iTunes store on your computer and choosing ‘Copy Link’)
    7. The publish or update date is clearly listed in the App Store.
    8. See example:
    Theodroe, Gray. The Elements. Computer software. Apple App Store. Vers. 
    Touch Press, 1 June 2010. Web. 18 Nov. 2011.

     Use the cites below to help you create a Bibliography or a Works Cited page for your projects. School use MLA format.