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“How to Cite Like a Badass Tech Feminist Scholar of Color: A citation zine” by Rigoberto Lara Guzmán and Sareeta Amrute
"The rise of citational justice: how scholars are making references fairer” by Diana Kwon
One of the most important reasons to cite your sources is to avoid plagiarism, which is a violation of the Foothill College Academic Integrity Policy. Citing your sources is a standard academic practice that helps your reader find the resources you used to write your paper. You might think of it as leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for your reader to follow through your research process. It provides evidence to support your work and increases your credibility.
When to Cite?
Whenever you copy a paragraph, a sentence, or a phrase from an article, book, website, etc., you must put quotation marks around it and cite it, i.e., state where the quote came from. Even if you paraphrase information you have read, it is necessary to give credit to the author by citing where you found the information. There is an exception: You are not required to cite "common knowledge," facts that many people know or can easily find out; for example, the Earth orbits the sun. However, it is not always clear what is considered common knowledge. Does everyone in your class know that Walt Whitman was an American poet? If you're not sure whether something is common knowledge, it's best to be on the safe side and cite it.
The Library now offers the the full text of the 9th edition of the MLA Handbook online! Access also includes a video course that teaches the principles of MLA documentation style through a series of short videos paired with quizzes, plus a final assessment.
Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty in which you present someone else's work, words, or ideas as your own. The Foothill College Academic Integrity Policy identifies four examples of plagiarism:
Plagiarism has consequences. You may receive a failing grade on your paper, and your grade in the class may be lowered. You may also be reported to the Student Affairs and Activities Office; administrative penalties include disciplinary probation, disciplinary suspension, and expulsion. For more information on plagiarism, watch the following videos: 1) What is Plagiarism, 2) Avoiding Plagiarism, and 3) Preventing Plagiarism.