Ethical Research


How Do I Use Search Terms (keywords) Effectively in Finding Information?

  • Go to the Lakeview Home Page
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  • Search what you are looking for

How Do I Decide Rather My Source is Credible?

Questions to Ask Yourself:

  • Can I Find This Information on Other Sites As Well?
  • Is this site Credible?

How Do I Tell the Difference Between Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing?

  • Quoting- Putting quotation marks around the authors work. (not the whole thing, just a sentence or two.)
  • Paraphrasing- Putting what the author said into your own words.
  • Summarizing- Putting what the author said into a description of your own words.
  • With all 3, you still have to give credit to the author.

What is Plagiarism and How Do I Avoid It?

Plagiarism is the act of presenting the words, ideas, images, sounds, or the creative expressions of others as your own.

You can avoid plagiarism by: quoting SOME of the author's work, paraphrase the work, or you can summarize the work

(with all 3 ways, you still have to give credit with all of the ways to avoid plagiarism)

What is MLA Citation?

MLA citation is the same as regular citation but with a little more information.

A "Works Cited Page" is the same as an Annotated Bibliography.

In- text citations: First using a paraphrase and then using a direct quotation.

Sources Used:

  • Youtube- MLA in-text citations- by Columbia Gorge Community College