- Intellectual property (thoughts or ideas) is intangible but still important under law, we must properly credit the individuals whose ideas affect the way we understand relationships or concepts.
- Citations give credit and allow you to locate the source
Possible Session Level Learning Outcomes:
- Students will give credit to others’ work through proper citation
- Students will define plagiarism and recognize good paraphrasing
- Students will compare types and quality of information in free and proprietary sources
- Students will identify perspectives that might be missing from certain information systems
- Students will articulate the purpose and characteristics of copyright, fair use, open access, and public domain
- Students will analyze issues of information privacy and commodification of information
- Students will recognize what constitutes plagiarism.
- Students will be able to cite a source effectively and understand the reason for doing so
- Students will be able to distinguish between plagiarism and copyright violations
- Students will be able to identify scholarly publication practices and their related implications for access to scholarly information
- Students will identify why some groups/individuals may be underrepresented or systematically marginalized within the systems that produce and disseminate information
- Students will be able to explain the value of citing sources in order to effectively use information sources in their writing