Notre Dame Libraries Information Literacy Pot of Gold

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  10. Acknowledgements

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Test Yourself!

  1. APA and MLA style guides both refer to:

    • Library classification systems
    • Databases covering fashion journals
    • Guides to using call numbers
    • Formats for citing sources used in a paper.

     
     
     

    APA and MLA style guides are two different formats for citing sources used in your paper.

  2. Which of the following is not plagiarism?

    • Borrowing the idea or opinion of someone else without giving the person credit.
    • Summarizing an author's main point and citing the source, giving credit to the original author.
    • Restating or paraphrasing a passage without citing the original author.
    • Borrowing facts or statistics that are not common knowledge without proper acknowledgment.

     
     
     
     

    Summarizing an author’s main point and citing the source, giving credit to the original author is not considered plagiarism.

  3. All of the following statements about copyright are true except one. Which one is FALSE?

    • Copyright law protects the right of an author, artist, designer, or performer to earn income and recognition for creative works.
    • You violate copyright when you fail to get the copyright holder's permission to email copies of an article to all of your classmates
    • Anyone who creates an original work -including books, articles, music, computer programs, artwork, movies, videos, choreography, or architectural designs has legal protection under U.S. copyright laws.
    • An original work must be registered with the Copyright Office in order to be protected under U. S. copyright laws.

    An original work does not have to be registered with the Copyright Office in order to be protected under U.S. copyrigh laws.

  4. You are analyzing a book for a history class and you jotted down an excellent description of the book written by a historian. You lost the citation, so you reorganize the words of the historian and include then in your paper without a citation. This is:

    • Plagiarism, because you are using another person's ideas without giving him or her credit.
    • OK to do, because you are using his ideas but not his actual wording.
    • OK to do, because the description of the book is common knowledge.
    • A copyright violation because you did not get permission to use the historian’s ideas.

     
     
     
     
     
     

    Using another person's ideas even if you reorganize the words, without giving him or her credit, is plagiarism.
     
     

  5. Using someone's words without citing the original author is not considered plagiarism as long as you reorganize or paraphrase the words.

    • True
    • False

     
     
     

    Using someone's words without citing the original author is still considered plagiarism even if you reorganize or paraphrase the words.

  6. Which is a violation of copyright?

    • Emailing copies of an article to all of your classmates without permission of the copyright holder.
    • Downloading popular music that was put on the Internet illegally.
    • Making copies of commercial software or music to give to your friends without permission.
    • Downloading images to use on your own web site without permission of the copyright holder.
    • All of the above

     
     
     

    All of the instances described above are violations of copyright.

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