Plagiarism. Plagiarism is. The use of someone else’s ideas without giving credit to them. Example:
The bottlenose dolphin gets its name from the shape of its snout--something like an old hand-blown bottle. There are several different species in the world, but the best known of all is the bottlenose of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the one that is most often seen in large sea aquariums. Because it lives well in captivity, it has been studied more than any other small whale.
In the magazine, Missouri Life, published in April 2008, an article explains how “150 years ago, a band of Irish immigrants settled in Missouri, and then they disappeared.” It goes on to explain about the founder of the community.
Which is plagiarism, paraphrasing, and quoting?
So you aren’t plagiarizing!
The June 19, 2000 US News and World Report documents that PCB’s cause autism. US News further reports that in California reported cases of autism rose 210%, from 3,864 to 11,995 between 1987 and 1998.
You may cite the same source more than once. Citing more sources helps your credibility as a speaker; think about having more than 3.
Anaya, Rudolfo A. Bless Me, Ultima. California: TQS
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. NewYork: Harper & Row, 1990.
Welcome to Lincoln Public Schools. 2005. lps.org. 27 Feb. 2006 <http://www.lps.org>.