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Citing Your Sources

Using Information and Citing Your Sources

What is Plagiarism?

You know that stealing someone else’s property is wrong, but what about stealing words or ideas? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the thorny concept of plagiarism. You’ll learn about the most basic forms of plagiarism, like copying and pasting someone else’s words directly into your own work. But you’ll also learn why many students wind up plagiarizing without meaning to! You’ll discover why plagiarism is taken so seriously by teachers and professors, and hear some tips you can use to avoid it. Finally, you’ll learn the basics of citing sources and paraphrasing other authors.

Taking Notes and Paraphrasing

Terrified of taking notes? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the skill of paraphrasing. You’ll learn how paraphrases are different from direct quotes, and two reasons why you might need to paraphrase a text. Find out the four steps to writing a good paraphrase, and how you can make sure you avoid plagiarism. You’ll also learn what plagiarism is and how to keep from doing it. Plus, you’ll discover two characteristics of an effective paraphrase. So, go ahead--say it in your own words!

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How do I cite my sources?

Where’d you get that from? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you how to finish reports and papers by citing your sources! You’ll learn what a bibliography is, where it comes in your report, and how to get started writing it. Find out how to cite four different kinds of sources and see what to do when the sources get complicated - like when a book is written by more than one author. You’ll also learn about some of the more unusual sources you might encounter. You'll also learn how to cite a BrainPOP movie! Don’t forget to give credit where credit is due!

Citation/Bibliography Builders

Paraphrase It - Read, Think, Paraphrase

Credit: Number Two Pencils, 2017

How to Paraphrase

What's the difference between paraphrasing and summarizing?

Credit: by Rachel Lynette - 2012

Is it PLAGIARISM? Infographic Flow-Chart

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