How to gather info, cite the source, and know it's credible
Where are the resources to gather info how to use them.
Morgue file - http://www.morguefile.com/ search for image
Ebsco - http://search.ebscohost.com/Community.aspx?community=y&authtype=ip&ugt=320731863C3625D73706350632552EE267D36313659366E326E33613390335&IsAdminMobile=N&encid=320771C67CC675C777C675C672C57CC737133303355336933663 Middle school -> search
Mid continent - http://www.mymcpl.org/online-information/homework-help Find the topic then go into detail
Lakeview library tab http://lakeview.parkhill.k12.mo.us/about_our_school/media_center/research/general_primary_resources/ Find more recouces
How to decide if a website is credible.
Author is shown
All grammar correct
Made by someone you would trust on the topic
You could find the same results elsewhere or the topic/way it is being looked at is new
Quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing
Cite your source in some way when you do these, even paraphrasing!
Quoting - Exact words of the author in "Quotation" marks. Quotes can also have in paper citations in them. The format is "Fact" (Name of author, Page number)
Paraphrasing - The idea of an author put into the writers own words that are completely different, with different sentence structure. Some useful tips for this are:
Read the paper and write it like you are explaining to a person.
Do not use words you do not understand.
Put the source away when paraphrasing.
Try to get at the main idea of the sentence
Compare after you paraphrase to see if the sentences are similar
Summarizing: The main idea of a passage or chapter compressed into a sentence or two. When you summarize look for main facts and also the general idea. Another good idea is to look at the chapter, think about what you are going to say, put it away, then write.
What plagiarism is and how to avoid it
To avoid plagiarism cite the source and quote, paraphrase, and summarize correctly. For citing your source, the most common format is MLA. There are also online tools to cite the source like http://www.easybib.com/ and others. For MLA you need the Author, (if a book has more than one author use the first one listed) date viewed, title of article or date published, and for a website the link goes at the back in <>.