What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is simply using someone's work and not acknowledging or giving credit to the original author(s).
I am plagiarizing if I:
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Citing Primary Sources from a Text-Book or Handout
and Citing from a Lecture
Citing from Primary Sources in your Text-Book:
In the text of your paper, you should use parenthetical in-text citations according to the MLA format. The parenthetical citation should include the name of the primary source author as well as the page number for the citation. If you do not know the name of the author, replace the author’s name with the title of the document.
One later account of Chinggis Khan recounted how he used religious justifications for his conquests (Juvaini 493).
In your works cited, put the name of the primary source author and the primary source title first. After that, list the information for the book in which the primary source was found, title first, then editor (s), etc.
The basic format is:
Last name of primary source author, first name. "Title of Primary Source." Title of
Container. Edited by editor’s name(s). Publisher, Year. Page range of entry.
Juviani. “The History of the World Conqueror.” Ways of the World: a Brief Global
History with Sources vol. I, 3rd edition. Edited by Robert W. Strayer and Eric W.
Nelson. Bedford/St. Martins, 2016. 492-493.
Citing Primary Sources from a Handout:
(Primary source author’s last name or short title pg. #)
For example: (Ibn al-Athir 2)
Ibn al-Athir, Ali “The Complete History.” On The Tatars, 1220-1221 CE. World
Civilization I. (Professor Sarah Cieglo.) Manchester Community College,
Citing a Class Lecture (Academic Secondary Source):
NOTE: If you are using more than one slide set, put (Cieglo Title of Lecture) in-text.
Cieglo, Sarah. "Title of PowerPoint Presentation/Lecture." World Civilization I, Fall
2018, Manchester Community College. Lecture.