Infographic Research

by Jocelyn Vang

How to gather relevant information from print or digital sources

We have many resources that we can use to help us do a research. In our school, we have a website that can help us do researches. We can use over 10 resources to help us. It would be a little difficult to search on google because you are probably going to come up with about 300 results. You should gather information from universities, organizations, or expert so that you can actually make sure that the information is professional. Also make sure that the information make sense so that it is not a random thing and make sure that it has keywords that you may use. Here are some resources: Useful Resources. (There is also a link down below.)

How to use search terms (Keywords) effectively in finding information

When you are using keywords for finding information, you must make sure that it surrounds the main part that you are looking for. If you are searching for something, you want the key word to be around what you are mainly looking for because you want it to not go off of the topic. For example: If you want to search for when the first tsunami happened, you have to look for the keywords which are tsunami and first.

How to decide whether a website or resource is credible and accurate

When you are deciding whether a website/ resource is credible and accurate is to number one, make sure that it makes sense. if it doesn't make sense or isn't related to the topic at all, then you might be getting the wrong information. A way to help you see if the resource is accurate or right, is to check other resources to see if they have something in common. if they don't have something like a fact in common, then it must be false and might have been made up.

The difference between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing

Quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing are three different things. Quoting is when you are saying the same thing as the author and putting it in quotations as well as giving the author/ resource credit. Paraphrasing is when you are using the same idea as the

author/ resource but putting it in your own words and you may put quotation marks around it. Summarizing is when you take parts of what the author/ resource and put it in your own words but don't use too much of the words of the resource and you don't have to put quotation marks around the idea.

What plagiarism is and how to avoid it

Plagiarism is when someone take someone else's ideas/words, put it as their own words, and take credit for it. Plagiarism is basically when you don't give the author/ resource their credit. You would want to avoid plagiarism because it can get you into a lot of trouble. To avoid plagiarism is to make sure you out credit in for the author/ resource, cite, paraphrase, quote, citing quotes, citing your own material, and referencing.

What is MLA citation?

MLA citation is when you acknowledge the resources that you used in your research. So it is basically letting the reader know that you are admitting that the idea was not yours and was someone else's. You want to give credit to the resource or author. You have to let them know that it was someone else's and that you was just borrowing it but still giving credit to them for coming up with it. You want to put the author first and last name along with it's page number.