What counts as a popular source?
Examples include general news, business and entertainment publications such as Time Magazine, Business Weekly, Vanity Fair. Note, special interest publications which are not specifically written for an academic audience are also considered “popular” i.e., National Geographic, Scientific American, Psychology Today.
What does scholarly mean?
: of, characteristic of, or suitable to learned persons : learned, academic.
Why is it important to use reliable sources?
It is important to use credible sources in an academic research paper because your audience will expect you to have backed up your assertions with credible evidence. Using evidence that does not come from a credible source of information will not convince your reader that your claim is plausible or even correct.
Why is it important to use sources?
Citing or documenting the sources used in your research serves three purposes: It gives proper credit to the authors of the words or ideas that you incorporated into your paper. Citing your sources consistently and accurately helps you avoid committing plagiarism in your writing.
Is it ethical to use someone else’s work without citing it?
Plagiarism is the accidental or intentional use of someone else’s ideas or work without properly citing the author. Whether accidental or intentional, the consequences are the same. It is your responsibility to understand and avoid plagiarism.
What happens if you don’t cite your sources?
Failure to cite basically means that you are claiming that the entire paper and all of its information as yours and, if that’s untrue, it’s plagiarism. However, in situations where the citation is neither correct nor complete, it can definitely still be considered plagiarism.