Library Research: Plagiarism and MLA Citations

Students will learn about various types of plagiarism, how to avoid plagiarism, and how to cite a variety of types of sources using MLA 8th edition citation style.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the badge, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate how academic integrity standards are applied in higher education
  • Analyze different types of plagiarism
  • Learn how to avoid plagiarism with correct citations 

Credit Hours
Success in this 0.5 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of 7.5 hours over the length of the course in direct instruction as provided by the instructor and an additional 15 hours outside of class reading, reflecting, and evaluating the topics for a total of 22.5 hours.

Grading Scale: Badge/No Badge

Evaluation: 100% completion of badge criteria

Instructors: 

Angela Paul

As the Instruction and Outreach Librarian at University Libraries, one of my primary responsibilities is teaching LASI 170. I also work with most student groups not affiliated with a college, i.e. TRIO programs and International Education Office as well as area K-12 groups as crucial outreach duties. (It is mostly juniors and seniors in high school who come to do research, but 4-H clubs and elementary classes that come here for library tours are extra fun!)

You will also find me working several hours weekly at the Reference Desk, including some evening and weekend hours, so I hope I am easy for you to reach if you have questions about this class or other research projects. As a K-12 school librarian, I taught various study skills, including reading textbooks, writing class notes and taking tests. Please take advantage of my teaching experience or just stop by the Reference Desk to say hello.

CRNs

CRN Course # Term
16932 LASI170BD Fall 2019