It's very easy to tell it a website/information is credible or not. One way to tell is with the URL, There is indeed a difference between .com and .gov. gov is governmental sites, which are obviously credible, .com stands for commercial, people can add information that may be not even credible, for explain Encyclopedia.
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing are all different in multiply ways. Quoting (") is a way of giving credit to an author after using something (a quote) they said. Paraphrasing is taking information for an authors passage and turning it into your own words, You still have to give credit even though you put it in your words. Lastly, Summarizing Is taking a passage and pointing out what the passage is about.
Plagiarism is when you take an authors passage and put it into your own work without giving credit to the original author. It's pretty easy to avoid plagiarism, you just have to make sure you give credit to whomever wrote the piece.
1. Citing. Give credit to whom ever wrote the piece, citing is one of the effective ways to avoid plagiarism.
Quoting- You can easily put quotations around something the author has said and easily use the information without plagiarism
When researching it easy to take a big paragraph and take words , sentences to make relevant information. If you have a big paragraph and trying to find a certain answer to something, you could easily take a couple sentences out and put a [...] to represent that there is more, but is subtracted.
If your researching and are trying to find a specific answer you cant do a (crtl, F) meaning control find. what this does is picks out only the words you want. If you're researching something and just t=need to find the answer, use keywords. If you were trying to find out when did Dinosaurs extinct, Keywords would be Dinosaurs and extinction.