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When writing a research paper, you must always cite any sources that you have consulted. You must acknowledge when you are using the ideas, information, arguments, phrases or any other intellectual or creative output by another person. Not to do so is referred to as plagiarism. Plagiarism is a serious offense that carries with it severe academic consequences, but that can largely be avoided by always citing your resources.
Common examples of plagiarism:
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Copyright is the sole and exclusive right of a copyright owner to produce, reproduce, perform, publish, adapt, translate and telecommunicate a work, and to control the circumstances in which others may do any of these things.
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Evaluating the authority, usefulness, and reliability of the information you find is a crucial step in the process of library research. The questions you ask about books, periodical articles, multimedia titles, or Web pages are similar whether you're looking at a citation to the item, a physical item in hand, or an electronic version.Use the CRAAP Test to help you evaluate the information you find for:
Currency - The timeliness of the information.
Relevance - The importance of the information for your needs
Authority - The source of the information
Accuracy - The reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content.
Purpose - The reason the information exists.
CURRENCY: The timeliness of the information.
RELEVANCE: The suitability and appropriateness of the information.
AUTHORITY: The source of the information.
What is the site's domain?
The following list shows several sites defined by their domain.
Generally speaking, .edu, .gov or .org domains are more reliable as research sources than .com.
ACCURACY: The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the information.
PURPOSE: The purpose and objectivity of the information should be clear.