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Research Skills


Avoiding Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?
Types of Plagiarism?
Preventing Plagiarism?
What is a Citation?
Citing Sources
Identifying Sources in the Body of your Paper
Quoting Material
Listing References
FAQs: Plagiarism
How to use Turnitin

The Research Process (Courtesy of the Jolly Librarian)

Research Process Step 1: Analyze the Assignment
Research Process Step 2: Choose a Topic
Research Process Step 3: Finding Sources
Research Process Step 3.5: Getting Organized
Research Process Step 4: Writing the Paper
Research Process Step 5: Editing and Proofreading
The Works Cited Page's Lament
What Makes a Good Source? (Or Why Should I Believe You?)

So you want to know how to...

Learn how to evaluate and locate information
Find Really Good Websites
Tell the difference between Scholarly and Popular Periodicals

Websites for Learning Research

American University Information Literacy Tutorial
CLUE: Campus Library User Education
Doing Research: an introduction to the concepts of online searching

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