Here's a brief article by Professor Eve Rosenbam that gives an overview of plagiarism issues.
The easiest way to
correctly cite virtually any type of
resource is to use EasyBib, a
free web-based template where a student plugs in the source
information, chooses the format (MLA or APA), and then has EasyBib
create the bibliographic item. Another excellent
citation-builder, and one that allows you to create bibliographies in
MLA, APA, Chicago, or Council of Science Educators (CSE) format, is SourceAid, also a free resource.
To cite a file available on the World Wide Web, you should include the following information:
Listed below are examples of a source to include in a Footnote (or Endnote) and Bibliography. This is the Chicago or Turabian style of citation, which is preferred by many but not all history teachers. Other formats use slightly different rules, but include the same essential information.
1. Greg Feldmeth, "The Progressive Era," U.S. History Resources, 31 March 1998 <http://faculty.polytechnic.org/gfeldmeth/lec.prog.html> (Accessed 5 April 2004).
Feldmeth, Greg. "The Progressive Era." U.S. History Resources. 31 March 1998 <http://faculty.polytechnic.org/gfeldmeth/lec.prog.html> (Accessed 5 April 2004).