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Sitetation? Sightation? Citation?. Which word really exists?. There’s more than one kind. Chicago or Turabian APA or American Psychological Association MLA or Modern Language Association. Why use citations?. Plagiarism. Derived from the Latin word plagiarius ( “kidnapper” ).

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Sitetation sightation citation
Sitetation? Sightation? Citation?

Which word really exists?

There s more than one kind
There’s more than one kind

  • Chicago or Turabian

  • APA or American Psychological Association

  • MLA or Modern Language Association

Why use citations
Why use citations?


Derived from the Latin word plagiarius(“kidnapper”)

What s the big deal
What’s the big deal?

  • Using others’ ideas & words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information

  • Why do we care?

    • It’s ethical

    • It’s the law

    • Intellectual theft/artistic & intellectual ownership

    • People need to be able to trace your research

How do i avoid plagiarism
How do I avoid plagiarism?

  • You must give credit whenever you use ………

    • Another person’s ideas, opinion or theory

    • Any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings, photographs

    • Any pieces of information that are not common knowledge

    • Quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words

    • Paraphrase of another person’s spoken or written words

Use your common sense
Use your common sense

You do not need to give sources for……

  • familiar proverbs

  • well-known quotations or common knowledge Remember, this is based on audience. If you're writing for an expert audience of a scholarly journal, for example, they'll have different expectations of what constitutes common knowledge.

What you will learn today
What you will learn today

  • How to do in-text citations for online databases

  • What a Works Cited page is and how it is different than a Bibliography

  • How to create a Works Cited page

  • How to use Citation Maker

Goals for this period
Goals for this period

  • Craft all in-text citations correctly within your research paper

  • Complete a Works Cited page to attach to your research paper

  • Save finished papers to student drive folder

Works cited vs bibliography
Works Cited vs. Bibliography

  • A Works Cited page lists those works you have cited within the body of your paper. The reader need only refer to it for the necessary information required for further independent research.

  • Bibliography means literally a description of books. Because your research may involve the use of periodicals, films, etc. "Works Cited" is a more precise descriptive term.

Time to watch teachertube
Time to watch TeacherTube!

In this video you will….

  • See MLA in-text citations

  • See an MLA Works Cited page

  • Hear how both were completed

  • Complete a quiz afterwards (raise hand when done)

Put on your headphones and go to
Put on your headphones and go to….

  • School website

  • Media Center page

  • Look for “Resources” box on far left

  • Click on “Writing Tips”

  • Click on arrow to view tutorial video (5 minutes)

Database citation sample 1
Database citation sample 1

Single Author

In-text citation:

(Garcia, “Herzog: a Life”)

Corresponding Works Cited Entry:

Garcia, Elizabeth. "Herzog: a Life." Online Film Critics Corner. The Film School of New Hampshire, 2 May 2002. Web. 8 Jan. 2009.

Database citation sample 2
Database citation sample 2

Three or fewer authors

In-text citation:

(Silverman and Thomas, “Evidenced Based Assessment”)

Corresponding Works Cited Entry:

Silverman, Wendy K. and Thomas H. Ollendick. “Evidence Based Assessment of Anxiety and Its Disorders in Children and Adolescents.” Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 34.3 (Sep 2005): 380-411. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Texas A&M University Lib., College Station. 18 Nov. 2007

Database citation sample 3
Database citation sample 3

Four or more authors

In-text citation:

(Bittmanet al., “When Does Gender”)

Corresponding Works Cited Entry:

Bittman, Michael, et al. “When Does Gender Trump Money: Bargaining and Time in Household Work.” American Journal of Sociology 109.1 (Jul. 2003): 186-92. ProQuest. 19 Nov. 2007, College Station. 18 Nov. 2007

Database citation sample 4
Database citation sample 4

Unknown Author

In-text citation:

(“Fuhrer Order”, History in Dispute )

Corresponding Works Cited Entry:

"Führer Order: Did Adolf Hitler Issue an Order to Exterminate the Jews?" History in Dispute. Ed. Tandy McConnell. Vol. 11: The Holocaust, 1933-1945. Detroit: St. James Press, 2003. 81-92. Gale World History In Context. Web. 20 Oct. 2010.(Sep 2005): 380-411. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Texas A&M University Lib., College Station. 18 Nov. 2007

Works cited guidelines
Works Cited Guidelines

  • The Work Cited page is placed at the end of your paper and numbered consecutively with the body of your paper.

  • Center the title and place it 1 inch from the top of your page. Do not quote or underline the title.

  • Double space the entire page, both within and between entries.

  • The entries are arranged alphabetically by the author's last name or by the title of the article or book being cited. If the title begins with an article (a, an, the)

  • If you cite two or more works by the same author, list the titles in alphabetical order. Begin every entry after the first with three hyphens followed by a period

  • All entries begin at the left margin but subsequent lines are indented five spaces.

Let s try citation maker
Let’s Try Citation Maker!

First, a demonstration.

Now, it’s your turn.

Please remember to
Please remember to….

Look at samples on Writing Tips page for

  • In-text citations

  • Works Cited Page

    Most importantly, ask questions if you are unsure!