There are several tutorials on this page, covering when/why to cite and how to use our MLA and APA citation guides. There is also an activity, based on a recent circumstance, underscoring why citations matter.
The guides linked below offer information about formatting your document as well as citing your sources properly. Click on the How Do I Cite? pull down menu, then click on your source type to see examples of how to create an in-text citation and a works cited entry for that source type.
Watch the three videos: 1. Keeping track of the conversation with citations, 2. When to cite, and 3.Putting sources in conversation. Use the arrow commands below the media player to move on to the next video.
Plagiarism occurs when a person uses someone else's words or ideas without giving them proper credit. Reusing work you did for a previous assignment-- even though it is your own-- is also considered plagiarism. As a college student, there are consequences for academic misconduct like plagiarism described in the UWM Student Handbook, but there are serious repercussions for plagiarism in the professional realm as well. At best, failing to distinguish your ideas from the work of others can ruin your credibility, at worst plagiarism can perpetuate systems of oppression like racism and gender-based bias (Chakravartty, Kuo, Grubbs, and McIlwain, 2018; Maliniak, Powers, and Walter 2013; King, Berstrom, Correll, Jacquet, and West, 2020).
Read the Twitter thread embedded as a PDF. In this series of related posts, Dr. Samantha Ege a professional Musicologist and pianist, shares her experience with having her work plagiarized by a powerful colleague. A text-only transcript of the Twitter thread is located below the embedded tweet.
A few years ago King-Dorset asked to use the #FlorencePrice photo I used in my article. He wanted it for his book and wanted me to send it and GRANT PERMISSION. I said no as I don’t own it. I told him who to contact. No response. Such a red flag 2/10 pic.twitter.com/uXpQxDcwnF— Dr. Samantha Ege (@samantha_ege) January 16, 2020
This was the paragraph that made me realize what was happening and it was devastating 4/10 pic.twitter.com/jKbs8pF0oM— Dr. Samantha Ege (@samantha_ege) January 16, 2020
And this 6/10 pic.twitter.com/4KRibNEwQi— Dr. Samantha Ege (@samantha_ege) January 16, 2020
Same structure. Unbelievable. 8/10 pic.twitter.com/aq0A4mi8Wz— Dr. Samantha Ege (@samantha_ege) January 16, 2020
Here’s my article: https://t.co/hTp4aUaVBM Read it, enjoy it, let it inspire new research of your own.— Dr. Samantha Ege (@samantha_ege) January 16, 2020
All I ask, though I shouldn’t have to, is that you cite my work. Respect the scholarship that makes yours what it is.
The End 10/10#MusicologyTwitter #AcademicTwitter
SECOND UPDATE: McFarland has pulled the book (pictured) from publication. They have notified vendors that the book is out of print and will destroy existing inventory. Really pleased with the action they're taking! pic.twitter.com/siAdJg9ixz— Dr. Samantha Ege (@samantha_ege) January 18, 2020