Research Projects, MLA and APA Guides, Plagiarism


MLA

APA

copyright

plagiarism


citation machine

soundzabound

CC

fair use









MLA Manual and Samples

Click here to access the KHS MLA manual for instructions on how to write the MLA style research paper. 

Click here to access MLA Student Quick Reference Guide.

Click here to access a sample of a MLA research paper on an event. 

Click here to access a sample of a MLA research paper on a person. 

APA Manual and Samples

Click here to access the KHS APA manual for instructions on how to write the APA style research paper.

Click here to access a sample of the APA style research paper.


Copyright

Definition: Copyright refers to laws that regulate the use of the work of a creator, such as an artist or author. This includes copying, distributing, altering and displaying creative, literary and other types of work. Unless otherwise stated in a contract, the author or creator of a work retains the copyright. This means students cannot use the work unless they receive permission or cite the work’s source.

Plagiarism

Definition: Plagiarism is the act of taking credit for someone else’s work. This may mean copying someone else’s homework, using information verbatim and not crediting the author of the work (or putting the information in quotation marks), paraphrasing work and not crediting the source, and falsifying source information.The best way to avoid plagiarism is to write in your own words only. Take good notes from sources and use those notes to write your report. If you use someone’s else’s ideas or quote their words, cite the source from which you obtained the information.

 

Click here to access directions for using Citation Machine which will help you create bibliographic entries for you sources.

Click here to access directions for royalty free music from Soundzabound. KHS subscribes to this service so students who want to use music for movies and powerpoint presentations can do so legally. 

Click here to access Creative Commons. This website provides copyright free materials for students to use for projects. And students can copyright their own materials on this website as well. The website explains how.

Click here to access a handout that explains copyright.

Click here to access a handout that explains fair use.

Click here to access a handout that explains public domain.

Click here to watch a video about copyright. It’s funny and uses Disney characters.