Ethical Research Infographic
By Lora Brasfield
How to cite a website
Cain, Kevin. "The Negative Effects of Facebook on Communication." Social Media Today RSS N.p., 29 June 2012. Web. 02 Jan. 2013.
Add URL if source is not easily found.
Put in alphabetical order
Even if you paraphrase, you have to cite your source.
Commonly known facts do not need to be cited.
Make sure to cite even if paraphrased.
Switching a few words is not paraphrasing.
Summarizing is similar but focuses on the main points.
Write a list of main facts and after, don't look at source and write about the facts - To make sure you put it in your own words.
Pretend you're explaining your topic to a friend.
Limit number of quotes.
If you have too many quotes, it can be considered plagiarism.
How to cite a book
Smith, John. The Sample Book. Pittsburgh: BibMe, 2008. Print.
If there are two authors, only reverse the first name.
Put Citations in alphabetical order.