How to research
By Carly Noblin
1. Mid-Continent (Online) and (Library)
2. Ebsco host
3. Library of congress is good for famous people that made a change in things like Walt Disney he made a big change in filming Arts.
4.Encyclopedia is good for making sure that you have good information.
When gathering reliable information you have to be able to know what you don't think is right and if you don't think that the information is reliable then you can find other sources that might be about the same topic and see if they also have to same information to give.Also you have to use your background knowledge.This means if you have to compare what you know about the topic and compare what the source has to say about the topic.
Say your topic is about , Why do we need to drink water? Then you get a really good source and on an sentence says " Everyone need to drink water to stay high-dratted."You would not want want to put the whole sentence in your notes because it takes time when you could be looking for another source or sentence.When you are looking for answers you take the keywords that are in the sentence and put then on your notes so that you can make your own sentence.
If you find a good sentence and you can't paraphrase it you can use quotes.In your writing piece make sure you don't use to many because it can make your piece look like you did not put any effort into your writing piece.People will ot want to read your article because you just have others work on your.
The definition of paraphrasing is using different words.That is all you have to do.When you are writing make sure not to copy word for word of what the author said.You can still use that idea or thought the author had just put it in your words.Don't switch a couple words or change the order you have to have it different then the author said but still have the same meaning.
Summarizing can be one sentence and more than one , more sentence is giving more information or detail. Summarizing is the main ideas or key points of the article.If you know what the article is about and details you can summarize the article in your own words.
Is the resources that I have credible to use?
Also when you are looking for credible sources you want to look if the page has a lot of adds.When a source has adds you have to know if the cite want you to buy something that is on the adds.Read over the article carefully so that you know if it makes since and it is good for you paper.
The last thing that you will want to keep in mind when searching for a credible sources is pictures and also video's .Make sure that the pictures and video's help you to understand the topic and they look real.There are cites out there that can make you think that something is real when it is not real.They can do this by photo shop and also tricking you to think that it look's like something when it is something else.
1.Citing your sources.This will help you give credit to the author and not plagiarize.
2.Quotes around your sentences that you did not paraphrase.
3.Taking notes.Make sure that you took good notes.You want to make sure that it makes sense , make sure you can read them , and last make sure your notes are organised.This will help you so that when you are looking over your notes you don't have to look back to find your sources and find what you meant to say in your notes and it will safe you time.
4. Paraphrasing will help you not plagiarize by putting the details in your own words.
5.Keywords will help you by also putting the text in your words by mixing the words around and then filling the blanks in with also your own words.