When creating a bibliography…
A Works Cited ( often referred to as a “Bibliography’) page in a report gives credit to the authors or creators who originally researched and published the information. Please do not use their information or pictures as your own. This is similar to stealing, please, always cite your sources by creating a bibliography or footnotes at the bottom of the page. Follow your teacher’s directions.
Keep track of sources as you come across them with a Working Bibliography, a record of all the information you need to locate the sources. Write down the title, author, publisher, copyright, and date of the sources you use.
In completing a research assignment you usually end up using some facts, ideas, or quotations from your reading when you write your paper. Most students are careful about citing sources when they use quotations, but proper documentation involves more than that.
Careful documentation can be time-consuming, however, this work is essential to good scholarship and being a good student. Forms of citation serve the purpose of drawing a clear line between your work and the work of others. Citations allow readers, including your teachers, to verify your work.
When to cite:
If you quote an author, even if you are only borrowing a single key word, you need to tell your reader the origin of the quotation.
When do you not have to cite a reference?
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is the act of using another person’s ideas or expressions in your writing without acknowledging the source. To plagiarize is to give the impression that you have written or thought of something that you have, in fact, borrowed from someone else. Plagiarism is bad, much like stealing. If you have any doubts about citing a source, as your teacher or parent for help.
Plagiarism can take several forms:
You may avoid plagiarism by: