pla·gia·rism [pley-juh-riz-uhm, -jee-uh-riz-]
noun1.an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author: It is said that he plagiarized Thoreau's plagiarism of a line written by Montaigne. Synonyms:appropriation, infringement, piracy, counterfeiting; theft,borrowing, cribbing, passing off.
2.a piece of writing or other work reflecting such unauthorized use or imitation: “These two manuscripts are clearly plagiarisms,” the editor said, tossing them angrily on the floor.
Works Cited Page - a page that list all of the resources you USED in your research product; found at the end of a document.
InText or Parenthetical Citation: Citing the source of the information within the text of the research paper/product. This lets your teacher know exactly what information came from what source.
Generally, you want to provide the last name of the author and the specific page numbers of the source. If such information is already given in the body of the sentence, then exclude it from the parenthetical citation.
An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.
You should answer these three questions:
1. Why is this source credible? (what authority does it have?)
2. What is the source about? (how is it relevant?)
3. How will I use the information?
Use Easybib to help cite your papers!
Paraphrasing is putting the ideas of an author into your own words. Paraphrasing helps the quality of your paper by explaining another person’s thoughts in your own writing style, improving the flow and readability.
Tips for effective paraphrasing: