You read Time magazine every week and notice that the writers in the magazine never use footnotes or parenthetical citations. Why don't news-writers cite their sources?

  1. Citing sources is only required of students, not professional writers. 

  2. Professional publications are free to decide if they will require footnotes or citation of any kind. 

  3. By law, journalists are exempt from revealing their sources of information. 

  4. Newspapers and magazines have limited space on the page, so they cut off the citations or footnotes to make room for more copy.

What is NOT the proper way to document a website in a bibliography?

  1. Naím, Moisés (2003, Jan.-Feb.) The Five Wars of Globalization [Electronic version]. Foreign Policy. Retrieved Jan. 15, 2003 from 

  2. Naím, Moisés "The Five Wars of Globalization," Foreign Policy Jan.-Feb. 2003: Online Edition. < >. Jan. 15, 2003. 

  3. 12Naím, Moisés (2003, Jan.-Feb.) The Five Wars of Globalization [Electronic version]. Foreign Policy. Retrieved Jan. 15, 2003 from


  5. Trick question: Websites are in the public domain and do not need to be cited.

Plagiarism is a violation of which of the following laws:

  1. copyright 

  2. intellectual property

  3. Both A and B above 

  4. None of the above—it is not a legal issue and is not punishable by law because it only pertains to students.

If you use a quote found in a book of quotes or from an online compilation of quotes, such as Bartlett's, how do you cite the quote?

  1. You don't—quotes found in a collection of quotations (whether online or in a book) are considered well-known and in the public domain. Just include the name of the person to whom the quote is attributed. You can also add the date if it seems relevant. 

  2. You should cite the original source of the quote followed by the bibliographic information from the quotation compilation, such as: Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Quoted inFamiliar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Sources Passages and Phrases in Common Use, by John Bartlett (Boston: Little, Brown, 1886), 44. 

  3. You should find the original source and cite that. 

  4. All the above: A is correct, and B and C are possible options if you want to be extra careful or if the quote is extremely important to your paper. Use your common sense in this situation.