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Internet Referencing February 26, 2007

Posted by Myke Bartlett in CSC Year 08 SOSE 2007, CSC Year 09 SOSE 2007, CSC Year 11 English 2007, CSC Year 12 IP.
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How Not To Use the Internet

A little reminder about how to reference information you’ve found on the internet. You should NEVER COPY AND PASTE straight from a webpage, but you should still let people know where your knowledge has come from. If you don’t do this, you could be guilty of Plagiarism. Plagiarism is when you copy other people’s work without giving them any credit. This is illegal and can lead you to failing your assignment.

WHY CAN’T I COPY AND PASTE?

You can’t copy and paste because the work you hand in should be YOUR work. You need to show that you’ve learned and understood the work you’re doing otherwise there’s no point in doing it.

HOW DO I REFERENCE A WEBSITE?
You can do this in two ways. The main way you’ll want to be referencing a website is in your bibliography. Your bibliography is a page at the end of your assignment where you list all the books, magazines, newspapers and websites you looked at while you were doing it.

To reference a book in your bibliography, you would write it like this:

Author’s Surname, Author’s First Name. ‘Name of the Book’. Publisher: Year Published.

For example, if Joe Bloggs had written a book called “The Magnificent Penguin” which was published by Puffin Books in 2005, you would write it like this:

Bloggs, Joe. ‘The Maginificent Penguin’. Puffin Books: 2005.

To reference a website, you do much the same thing:

‘Name of page’ [Type of resource, eg. Online], the web address, (the date you looked at it.)

For example, this webpage would be referenced like this:

‘Internet Referencing’ [Online], https://mrbartlett.wordpress.com/2007/02/26/internet-referencing/, (26th February 2006.)

HOWEVER, although you often won’t be able to say who the author of a webpage is, when you can, you should.

For example, you can tell that I wrote this webpage, so you should really reference it like this:

Bartlett, Lord. ‘Internet Referencing’ [Online], https://mrbartlett.wordpress.com/2007/02/26/internet-referencing/, (26th February 2006.)

DO I NEED TO SAY WHERE I FOUND PICTURES?
Yes. You can put the web address directly underneath the pictures. Or put a note in your bibliography at the end.

WHAT ABOUT GRAPHS AND FACTS AND FIGURES?

You should do the same as you do with pictures.

WHAT IF I NEED TO QUOTE SOMEONE?
You can ‘cut and paste’ quotes but these need to be put in “” (quotation marks) and you should put a note in brackets telling us the reference.

Additional:
– You should NEVER LIST GOOGLE AS A REFERENCE. Google is a ‘jumping off point’, not a webpage in itself.
– Make sure every assignment has a list of references at the end.

Year 12 International Politics February 2, 2007

Posted by Myke Bartlett in CSC Year 12 IP.
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Year 12 IP students should direct themselves to http://internationalism.wordpress.com/ for details on work for their subject.