Koenig, Mitchell, Monroe, Modern World History
Plagiarism • NOUN • 1. stealing somebody's work or idea: the process of copying another person's idea or written work and claiming it as original • 2. something plagiarized: a piece of written work or an idea that somebody has copied and claimed as his or her own
Ugh-oh • George Harrison was successfully sued for plagiarizing (though perhaps unconsciously) the Chiffons' "He's So Fine" for the melody of his own "My Sweet Lord". http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/mysweet.htm • http://www.benedict.com/Visual/Visual.aspx
Consequences • Senator Joseph Biden was forced to withdraw from the 1988 Democratic Presidential nominations when it was revealed that he had failed a course in law school due to plagiarism. It was also shown that he had copied several campaign speeches, notably those of British Labour leader Neil Kinnock and Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In both cases he was essentially exonerated. http://www.nutsandboltsguide.com/plagiarism.html. • http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/plagiarism/famous-examples-of-plagiarism.html
Evaluating Websites • Author - WHO wrote the web page? • Audience - WHO is this written for? • Scholarship - IS this scholarly material? • Bias - WHAT is the author's point of view? • Currency - IS this current or out-of-date? • Links - WHERE does this take you?
Why cite sources? • http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/col/bruinsuccess/03/02.cfm • http://www.wou.edu/provost/library/clip/tutorials/why_cite.htm
MLA Format • http://easybib.com/ • http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch08_s1-0014.html