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Researching Online

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Mitchell Crockarell

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Researching Online
By: Mitchell Crockarell & Emily Barnhart
"Researching Online"
By: Mitchell Crockarell & Rose Barnhart
Today we will be talking about evaluating online resources and citing textual evidence. We are going to try to help you learn how to stay out of trouble with Plagiarism.
Evaluating Online Resources
Six steps
Publishing Body
Point of view or bias
Authority/Referral to and/or knowledge of the literature
Accuracy or verifiability of details

He is on wikipedia... which is not a reliable source!
You are responsible for credibility for the website.
A few simple indicators are the six steps that you should follow when evaluating online resources.
"Writing it down"
Cite your sources
Plagiarism is the most common form of academic misconduct.
The Webster online dictionary states:
to steal and pass off the words or ideas from another as if they were there own
Ways of Plagiarism:

"Avoiding Plagiarism"
In order to avoid Plagiarism:
give credit to the author/editor
use Paraphrases
cite sources
quotations around quotes
APA is used in Social Science and related courses. MLA is used in the Humanities.

APA: American Psychological Association

MLA: Modern Language Association

When assigned a research paper you
may be asked to format it as MLA or

If you are unsure on which one to
use then ask your instructor or librarian.
"How to cite Sources"
There are many different ways of citing sources.
You can use different apps or websites such as Microsoft word and/or Easybib.
Three different options:
in text
end notes
foot notes
Should Include:
in source
type of medium
Should include:
Place of Publication
Date Source of electronic info.
Access Date
Remember the six steps of research:
Publishing body
Point of view or bias
Authority/referral to and/or knowledge of the literature
Accuracy or verifiability
Cite your textual evidence.
Longman. (2006, June 13). Pearson-What every student should know about Researching online. Retrieved September 4, 2013, from Pearson: http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/What-Every-Student-Should-Know-About-Researching-Online/9780321445315.page

Kirk, E. (n.d.). Evaluating Online Resources. Retrieved September 4, 2013, from EDSITEment: http://edsitement.neh.gov/reference-shelf/tips-for-better-browsing/evaluating-online-resources

Schedler, C. (1999, December 19). Resources: Evaluting and Citing. Retrieved September 6, 2013, from Transcription resources: http://transcriptions.english.ucsb.edu/archive/resources/evaluating-citing.shtml

What is Plagiarism? (n.d.) Retrieved November 20, 2012, from <http://plagiarism.org/citing-sources/whats-a-citation>

Writing Tutorial Services, Indiana University. (2004, April 27). Plaigirism. Retrieved September 4, 2013, from Indiana University Bloomington: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Cabral, K. (1999, May 3). Citing Sources:MLA and APA. Retrieved September 4, 2013, from Universities of Massachusetts Libraries: http://www1.umassd.edu/specialprograms/info_lit/cite.html

Evaluating Online Resources
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