understand when it is ok to use the work of others
know they have an obligation to give credit by citing their sources
How do you cite a source?
As a writer it is your ethical responsibility to provide citations for your sources. This is called a Bibliography or Works Citedpage. It should include all the books, images, videos and interviews you use in your work. It is best to keep track of your sources as you work.
It should be in ABC order by the first word or name
It should be on the last page of your presentation or report
At ZIS we use MLA format. Click here for more information.
What tools can I use to help me?
Choose a license for your work
What is plagiarism?
Using the ideas of others as if they were your own is plagiarism.
Copying words from a website and saying you wrote it.
Copying someone else's work and calling it your own.
Why do we need to cite the work we use?
It avoids plagiarism
It shows respect for other people's work
When is it ok to use someone else's words or ideas?
When you use quotation marks around the words you use and give a citation.
When you use someone else's ideas or words to help you say something in your own words and you provide a citation
Plagiarism 101 with year 6 by Diane McKenzie CC 3.0 http://librarygrits.blogspot.ch/
How do I know what I can use?
Copyright is a legal system that protects your rights to your creative work. Did you know that when you create something, you automatically own the copyright? It is your intellectual property. This gives you alone the right to do the following with your work.