ethics ethics

chapter 3 web resources compiled by julia schmutz

textbook button


Faculty Lounge

home button

adverstisement for Hector Santanam, and Millersville Departments


Avoiding Plagiarism

This Duke University website defines exactly what plagiarism is, and how to avoid it to ensure ethical speaking. The site also provides links to citing and research guides.

Credo for Ethical Communication

This document contains the National Communication Association's public statement and principles of ethical communication.


EasyBib is a fast way to finish your citations. All you need is some information from your source, like the author, date of publication, edition, etc., and EasyBib will put the citation together for you. MLA citations are free of charge, and APA and Chicago style are available for a fee.


Ethical Public Speaking

In this slideshare presentation you can read about how to take responsibility for your words. According to the slideshow, you can take responsibility by earning your listener’s trust, respecting your listener’s values, and bringing your own values into focus.


Ethical Speaking

Here is a brief slideshow presentation of ethical speaking. The slideshow explains the importance of ethics, and gives examples of different kinds of plagiarism.


Ethics and Public Speaking

This McGraw-Hill pdf focuses on the importance of ethical speaking in public. The pdf covers guidelines for ethical speaking, guidelines for ethical listening, and plagiarism.


Ethics in Public Speaking

Here, Dr. Stephen D. Boyd offers six tips on speaking with ethics. Some of these tips include respecting the time of your audience, choosing topics that are consistent with your personal beliefs, and basing your conclusions on clear evidence.


NSA Code of Ethics

The National Speaking Association offers a descriptive guide on how to speak ethically. There are seven articles, each explaining a different aspect to ethical speaking.



This page describes five different types of plagiarism, and offers examples of each type. Some of the kinds of plagiarism you can read about are copy and paste plagiarism, word switch plagiarism, style plagiarism, metaphor plagiarism, and idea plagiarism.


Research and Citation Resources

Purdue Owl is a great guide for many types of citations. This site covers MLA, APA and Chicago style citations.


What is Ethics?

Visit this page for a better understanding of ethics. The site explains the ethics of various settings, like bioethics, business ethics, campus ethics, and more.


Copyright ©2011. The Public Speaking Project.
Except where otherwise noted, The Public Speaking Project by Various Authors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Users are free to copy, distribute and transmit the work for non-commercial purposes, provided The Public Speaking Project and the authors are credited for their work. link to staff page