How to Cite Sources and Avoid Plagiarism
Part 1: What is Plagiarism?
1.1 Plagiarism: The Basic Definition (1:21)
1.2 Downloading or Buying Whole Papers (2:15)
1.3 Cutting and Pasting From Several Sources (2:12)
1.4 Changing Some Words But Copying Whole Phrases (1:04)
1.5 Paraphrasing Without Attribution (1:08)
1.6 The Debate Over Patchwriting (2:03)
Part 2: How to Cite Sources
2.1 When Should I Cite a Source? (1:50)
2.2 What Needs to be Cited? (1:04)
2.3 How to Cite: Mark the Boundaries (2:04)
2.4 Citing Exact Words (1:52)
2.5 Citing a Longer Quotation (1:30)
2.6 Citing a Source But Not Quoting (3:28)
2.7 A Comment About Common Knowledge (3:56)
2.8 Citation Styles: MLA, APA, CSE, Chicago, Turabian (8:56)
Students are told that they need to cite their sources in order to avoid plagiarism. But many students are confused about what counts as plagiarism, and very few are taught the basic principles of how to cite sources.
These tutorials review the basic definition of plagiarism, give examples of different forms of plagiarism, and introduce basic guidelines for how and when to cite sources. It concludes with an introduction to the most common citation styles that are used in academic writing.