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Transcript of Finding Resources
Types of Sources
Scholarly journal articles
Newspaper or Magazine articles
Websites (.gov .edu .org)
Scholarly Journal Articles
Scholarly journal articles, conference papers, book reviews and other scholarly information
Online search tools: Search function
You can download full text articles.
The internet is best for
Non-academic and General searches
Entertainment, Leisure related information, Directory information (phone numbers, addresses)
Current and popular news
Communicate with your friends: facebook, blog, twitter…
A good way to start: get a main idea or topic, related terms and information
When should I use websites?
The name of the journal is scholastic
The article is peer reviewed
The article is long
The article contains reference sources
The author of the article has authority in the field
Wikipedia articles are not scholarly sources.
Main points may not be in the first paragraph.
Main points in the first paragraph.
References are required.
Require a lot of research work.
Always cite your sources!
What is plagiarism?
“Plagiarism is the act of using another person’s words or ideas without giving credit to that person.” (Merriam-Webster dictionary)
Using someone's exact words, use “” and a citation.
Paraphrasing or summarizing
Stating ideas or research specifically attributed
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