So… I’m getting more and more hits from Google- which is great! But if people are using this for projects or something, you may need to know; I’m not an expert by any means, I’m still a university student, but this is an academic blog, and it uses academic sources.
Under the Fair Use Copyright laws and Trent’s Copyright Policy. The August 1st 2012 post and posts prior to that are meant for educational study and fair dealing (can copy and obtain anything not under digital locks for the use of study for educational purposes without paying royalties as long as the author is attributed.)
I also follow the rules set out here, Including one section which says that copyright ends after 50 years of the death of the author. As such, Lewis Carroll’s book and John Tenniel’s text and illustration’s for The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and through the Looking Glass are in the public domain.)
Now, you may not be a Trent student, or you may not live in Canada or follow the Copyright law. It is a law. Anything taken from somewhere without a citation or used as an attempt to pass it off as your own- a quote, an idea, a picture- anything, even paraphrasing it- is copyright. It’s easy to attribute stuff to the person. All you need to do is use a bracket ( press shift and 9. Then type the author’s name, the page number of the work, then press shift and 0 and you have an in-text citation. e.g (Rowling, 10) meaning J.K Rowling wrote the book, and I’m using a quote on page 10 of my edition of it.
The Works Cited can be found at the bottom of each post. (I used to put it here, but it got very, very long.) The resources I use are not limited just to books, (although for the most part that is what I use.) I use the following for my information on this blog:
- I use books, (both children’s books, and books which can be used for research)
- I use the databases from my university to find articles, and
- I use my lecture notes from my lectures. I record my lectures, and after listening to them I transcribe them, so the words of my professors are actually the words that I use.
- I also link to other blogs and cite them as well.
- As for the visuals, I make sure to direct people to the link where I originally found it, and I do the same for videos embedded in my posts.
I cite whatever is not my own idea, and I do not take credit for anything that is not originally mine. Please do the same if you wish to quote something from my blog- link it or re blog it if you wish; but don’t take my words and pretend they’re yours- I spend precious time procrastinating on my homework and thinking of difficult questions to ask my friends, parents and teachers, for the sake of this blog. It’s my work and I would be very, very sad if people used it without recognizing the person who wrote it (In case you didn’t know, I’m talking about me!)
If you wish to cite in a paper I’ve posted the source in MLA format right here. (I only know MLA- APA is harder for me… I’m an English person, not a psychology or science-y person.) (With the help of this great site. This should be bookmarked by every student.)
Power, Jennifer. “Write the name of the title of the post” Its All Kids Stuff. WordPress, the date the post was written. Web. the date you came to the website <http://www.someonetoday.wordpress.com/>.
In text citation:
(Power, “name of blog post”)
Thank You and happy reading!
My general rule of thumb is: If you think you’ve heard it before, you probably have. And that needs a citation.