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How do I: Create & cite my work?

This guide covers Information, Media, and Digital Literacy concepts and Digital Citizenship concepts for Gr. K-6 students, as well as teachers & parents.

Invent: Create my work

Academic Honesty Checklist & Bookmark

Use this checklist to help you cite your sources!

Self Assess: What do you know?

Academic Honesty and Plagiarism

The Values that Make-Up Academic Honesty or Academic Integrity are:  

"Academic Integrity is having the 5 values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility with the courage to act on these values in your school work." 

The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity (7th ed.).  (1999).  Des Plaines, Illinois: Clemson University.

What is plagiarism?  

Plagiarism is when you take take someone else's ideas and let other people think that they are your own.

What is copyright?

"Copyright is an official, legal right to ownership over a piece of writing, music, video, or other creative content.  The person or organization that owns the copyright is the only one with legal right to publish, broadcast, or perform it, etc. Other people must ask for their permission to use it or any part of it, unless they inform others about the source of this material."

The Canadian Copyright Act must be followed in this manner.  

This definition is from the  Oxford Learner's Dictionary, see "copyright" and "license."

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What does "cite" mean?

The best way to avoid plagiarism is to cite your work.

What does "cite" mean? 

To "cite" is to refer to someone else's work.  A citation includes basic information about who created this work, such as who created it, where you found it, what it is called, and when it was developed.

 

Example:

These 2 sources were used to help write the above definition.  They are written in the A.P.A. style.

Boston College Library.  (n.d).  Retrieved March 13, 2015, from http://www.bc.edu/libraries/help/howdoi/howto/glossary.html#c 

Definition of citation in English:. (n.d.).  Retrieved March 13, 2015, from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definitions/english/citation?q=citations 

What is a bibliography?

A bibliography is a list of citations.  These citations usually come from different authors or creators and different types of sTources, such as books, websites, TV, radio, and more.

 

Are there different ways to write a bibliography?

There are many ways that you can write a bibliography.  These are called bibliographic styles.  High School students and students in college or university use the style that goes with their subject area.  Some examples are APA, MLA, and Chicago Style.  Ask your teacher if there is a way they want you to write your bibliography.

Did you know that there are great online tools that can help you cite

All you have to do is enter the right information.

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Academic Dishonesty

What is cheating?

Cheating is one form of academic dishonesty.  It is can be when a person: steals someone else's work, copies, or gets someone to do their work for them.

Character Always!

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