This is a running post: Updated 3 Oct, 2006
1. As a rule we do copy from others (or from a published work that belongs to others and who have the authorship or copyright).
2. And, it is a rule that we must acknowledge (or cite or quote or document) the source from which we are copying.
3. And, it is also a rule that we follow some method to cite the cited source.
If you are in the none of the above category, but believe in using an idea from others, then you are simply, plagiarizing, cheating and doing copywrongs.
The bottom line: On Plagiarism, When in doubt, check it out!
Note: There is a difference between hyperlinks and citations. See "Fundamental Differences between Hyperlinks and Citations" an editorial by Dr. Alireza Noruzi, published in Webology
Here are few links to do all the above - follow the rule:
- Why Cite Your Sources?
- Noodle Tools
- Finding and Citing Full-Text Journal and Magazine Articles: Selected Resources, by Joanne O'Keefe
- Citing Sources: Style Guides, © 2006 Seneca Libraries.
"To mark citations in the text, the Chicago Manual's note-bibliography style places a superscript number after each quotation, paraphrase, or summary. Citations are numbered sequentially throughout the text, and each citation corresponds to a numbered note containing publication information about the source cited. Such notes are called footnotes when printed at the foot of a page and endnotes when printed at the end of an essay, chapter, or book. These notes generally serve two purposes: to cite sources and to make cross-references to previous notes. This chapter follows the conventions of the Chicago Manual's note-bibliography style".
"Introduce the source of a sort quotation, paraphrase, or summary by using either a signal phrase set off by a comma or a signal verb with a that clause." [continue reading: The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th ed.] (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993).
Whether you are searching for information in indexes and bibliographies or citing sources in your own paper, you need to understand the conventions for documenting sources ranging from scholarly works to interviews. A bibliographic citation or reference should provide all the essential elements of information about the source to enable anyone to track it down. This includes the author, title, source and date of publication.
Instruction on How to Interpret Citations
Instruction on How to Cite Sources
continue reading Information Literacy Tutorial
Did you know that Technorati cites its sources within a watchlist? It's true.
Technorati watchlists help users track the topics they care about. Many topics of interest have one or more authors of particular interest and you may want to every post from the author instead of just your watchlist matches. Technorati provides you with all the information necessary to subscribe to these different watchlist sources.
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