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Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. 

This is a way to cite things, using MLA.

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Grammarly (Grammar Checker, Plagiarism Checker, Spelling ...

Grammarly (Grammar Checker, Plagiarism Checker, Spelling ... | Be Legal and Fair | Scoop.it
... and it offers reference suggestions in three formats — American Psychological Association (APA) Automatically generated citations are ideal for writers who reference or need to reference other writing on a regular basis, students ...
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What is the Difference Between a Citation and a Reference?

What is the Difference Between a Citation and a Reference? | Be Legal and Fair | Scoop.it
Today’s Ask Dr. Diane:  What do professors mean when they say to include citations and references? Students are often required to have both citations and references when creating their college assi...
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Nice explanation!

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Michael McGary's curator insight, May 22, 2013 1:01 PM

Gives a good defintion/explanation of copyright law.

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CC Search

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Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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Resource - find creative common files on the web.

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About - Creative Commons

About - Creative Commons | Be Legal and Fair | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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Creative Commons Explained

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Mr. Cookie Monster's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:31 AM

A deffinition of creative commons

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ETHICS: CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM

ETHICS: CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM | Be Legal and Fair | Scoop.it
Is copying homework from a friend considered cheating? What about the Internet? The issue of cheating in schools is more prevalent and relevant than ever in today’s culture.
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Nice video on plagiarism.

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Court affirms $675,000 penalty in music-downloading case

Court affirms $675,000 penalty in music-downloading case | Be Legal and Fair | Scoop.it
Joel Tenenbaum, handed a $675,000 penalty for illegally downloading and distributing 31 songs, looks on as court upholds the size of the damages fee. The fee had been lowered once; then reinstated. Read this article by Elinor Mills on CNET News.
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Music Copyright Penalty

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Mr. Cookie Monster's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:39 AM

Wow, People should really use common sense.

Michael McGary's curator insight, May 17, 2013 1:30 PM

A real life example of the consequences of violation copyright law.

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Kate Hart: Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide

Kate Hart: Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide | Be Legal and Fair | Scoop.it
how to avoid plagiarism: an infographic for bloggers and harry potter fans. ... at 5:30 PM. Labels: BFF, blog, everything else, infographic, plagiarism, writing ... Also you should put a Creative Commons copyright on it.
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Very nice info graphic

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Copyright Kids!

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Great web page in which you don't need a law degree to understand copyright.

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Tommy Turtle's curator insight, April 27, 2015 10:48 AM

a good definition of copyright :)

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APA Citation Examples - UMUC Library

APA Citation Examples - UMUC Library | Be Legal and Fair | Scoop.it
APA Citation Examples
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APA style.

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Michael McGary's curator insight, May 22, 2013 1:25 PM

Good examples of proper Citations.

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Whose Idea Was That?

Examining the Importance of Citing Sources at the University.
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Duke University's YouTube video on the importance of citing sources.

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Creative Commons

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http://mirrors.creativecommons.org/movingimages/webm/WannaWorkTogether_480p.webm

 

A nice VIDEO from Creative Commons explaining their purpose.

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MEDIA DECODER; CNN and Time Suspend Journalist After Admission of Plagiarism

MEDIA DECODER; CNN and Time Suspend Journalist After Admission of Plagiarism | Be Legal and Fair | Scoop.it
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Time magazine and CNN suspended Fareed Zakaria, the writer and television host, on Friday after he apologized for plagiarizing sections of his column on gun control in the Aug.
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An example of a journalist who committed plagiarism and the penalty.

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What is Plagiarism?

What is Plagiarism? | Be Legal and Fair | Scoop.it
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Here's the definition of plagiarism from plagiarism.org.

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Mr. Cookie Monster's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:30 AM

Plagiarism.org 's definition of plagiarism

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Famous Copyright Infringement Plagiarism cases in Music.

Famous Copyright Infringement Plagiarism cases in Music. | Be Legal and Fair | Scoop.it
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Some music copyright infringement examples.

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Bowen Bond's curator insight, November 13, 6:17 PM

A very good source for some of the more popular copyright cases about music that topped the music charts or were widely and are still widely successful today.

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Copyright and Fair Use

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Cute way to get the point across about copyright.

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Volleyball-lover's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:23 AM

Copyright for Disney lovers...