Try It

graphic with the definition of 'Citation' - 'A quotation from, or a reference to a book, paper, or author'

Ok, now it’s time to practice what we’ve learned about plagiarism and citing sources.

Read the paragraph below. It’s from my Harriet Tubman project. You can also click the Play button to hear me read the paragraph.

Harriet Tubman was a very brave woman who inspired other abolitionists. Born a slave in Dorchester County, Maryland in 1822, Tubman escaped slavery in 1849. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Tubman led more than 70 enslaved people to freedom. Later, abolitionist Frederick Douglass praised Tubman for her “devotion to freedom” and “heroism.”

This audio player plays the President Truman speech track.

Now, it’s time to figure out if each sentence needs a citation.

Wow! That’s a lot of citations for one paragraph, but that’s the way research projects work. Any statement that isn’t your own analysis, or general information, has to be cited appropriately! If all those facts came from the same source, we can put one citation at the end of the paragraph.