Know your teacher's requirements regarding attribution/citation for this assignment? If it is not clear, ask!
Track all of your sources as you work! Even if you're not sure you may use sources, copy links - you can always choose to eliminate some later.
What to track...
Track sources of quotes, facts, data, and other information that you reference.
Track sources for images, video clips, and music you use to create your project.
At a minimum, record enough information (often URLs) so that you can find your sources again.
Warning: Attributions/citations may vary!
Attributions/citations may vary depending on your teacher's requirements.
Attributions may vary depending on licensing requirements for reuse.
Attributions may vary depending on what you create. For instance, if you are creating a video, remember that users must be able to read URLs to visit or else clickable hyperlinks must be added to the video description.
When finishing up work...
Make sure you have rights to images, video clips, and music used to create your project.
Test that others will be able to find your sources based on your attributions.
1. Cover yourself.
Attribution/citation shows what information sources you have used to complete your work, that you have done your research.
Attribution/citation helps you demonstrate that you have not plagiarized your work, used copyrighted images, etc.
Within school and work settings, attribution/citation is an expected - and often required - practice.
2. Do the right thing & give credit where it's due.
In any setting, it is considered common courtesy to give credit where it's due.
Acknowledging the works you build upon strengthens rather than diminishes your own work.
Be classy! Take the time and make the effort to recognize the work of others you've used.
3. Establish your own authority.
The quality of your sources informs how seriously people will take your work.
Show that your work has been created by considering and integrating good quality sources.
Why should people believe you? Your sources demonstrate that your ideas have support.
4. Empower further inquiry.
Ideally, your work might inspire someone or spark their curiosity. Your sources may be a good starting point for them to explore!
Do people doubt you? Checking out your sources may help them understand what you have shared.
You can't include everything! When you attribute/cite what is relevant, people may learn more by seeking out source material.