aspect of information literacy is learning how
to use information ethically by citing sources.
When you quote or paraphrase
the idea of another person in your writing, you must provide a proper citation
for the source in a bibliography or list of references to:
- give credit to the author
- enable a reader to locate
the source you cited.
- lend credibility to
If you use ideas of others
and do not give them credit by providing proper references to their work, you
are committing plagiarism.
A citation must include:
- source (publisher and
place for books or non print materials; periodical title, volume, and pages
If you are unsure of how
to properly cite a source: