Being Prepared to Research
By Amy Graham
How to Gather Relevant Information
For projects regarding any type of topic:
How to Use Keywords to Search Efficiently
Using Keywords Efficiently (cont.)
How to decide if a website is a good resource?
Look at the URL
URL's that end in org; gov; edu are more likely to be good resources than sites ending in com
Can you verify the info on two other credible sites
Are there ads on the page?
If so it is more likely to be credible
Can you verify the author and their contact info?
What is the difference between quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing
Copying the author's thought directly
Taking the author's words and rephrasing them
Taking a larger body of words and condensing it to describe a paragraph in one to two sentences
What is plagiarism and how do I avoid it?
How do I avoid it?
Citing your work and not using too much of the authors work.
What is MLA Citation
What is a works cited page?
A works cited page is a page where you include the citations from your research.