Ethical Research Infographic
By: Thyra Aguilar
What is plagiarism?
There are two types of plagiarism:
Intentional: Is usually when you copy of a friend, borrowing or buying a paper, or cutting and pasting directly on to your paper without giving anyone credit.
Unintentional: It usually happens with poor paraphrasing, poor citation, forgetting to cite, or using to many quotes.
How do you avoid plagiarism?
What information do you need for a correct citation?
- Authors name
- Title of the work
- Year it was published
Do you need to cite everything on your paper?
- Putting the ideas of one or more authors into your own words
- Only put the main points into your summary
- Put the authors exact words in "quotation marks"
- Make sure not to make any changes to what the author wrote
- Give the authors name (Wilson 5)
Format we use to cite: MLA
How to cite a book:
How to cite a Website:
How to get to the databases
- Lakeview Middle School Homepage
- About our school tab
- Media Center tab
- Research tab
- Go to www.mymcpl.org
- Click on Online Information
- Click on Research Databases
- Homework help for teens or Homework help for kids
How to know if a website is credible or not:
- You could look at the URL (.org, .gov, .net, etc.)
- Make sure it is up to date
- The publisher, & authors are listed
- The website is very professional and is well organized
- Writing style, make sure there aren't a lot of spelling or grammar errors
Good databases and resources to use
- Ebsco Host- Great for articles, videos, etc.
- Explora- Middle School
- Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids
- Encyclopedia Britannica (Teens)
- World book online (for kids and teens)
- Research in context
- CultureGrams & World Geography and Culture online - great because you can learn about country's clothing, customs, food, government, etc.
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context & SIRRS Issue Researcher - Pros and Cons on lots of topics
- ScienceFlix- Great Resource!
- Science reference center
- Today's Science
- Morgue File- Free and easy to use images
- Tween Tribune
- CNN Student News