Reasearch

By: Finn Hefferren

Plagiarism

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


Some good websites for research.


Mid-Continent Public Library Database


Morgue File


Pics-4-Learning


Ebsco Host

Citing

Citing

You usually need to cite you sources but you don't need to if they are widely known of considered common knowledge. Don't cite results from you original research or science experiment.


Some good citation generators.


Bibme


Easy Bib

Examples of Citation

  • "The Maze Runner." IMDb. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2015.

  • "Harry Potter Wizard's Collection." Harry Potter Wizard's Collection. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2015.
  • "Percy Jackson and the Olympians." Percy Jackson and the Olympians. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2015.

Credible or Not

Some resources are credible and some are not. Credible sources are usually well known and if it is a website it should end in a .org, .EDU, or .gov.

Paraphrasing, Quotes, and Summarizing

Paraphrasing is taking others ideas and putting them in you own words. Quoting something means putting it away from the main piece and putting it in quotation marks to show that you a directly taking what someone else has said. And summarizing is sort of like paraphrasing except that it is larger. For example you read a article on Thanksgiving and then you write a summary around the whole piece instead of just a paragraph.

Using Effective Search Questions

Don't search up something that can be easily looked at like, "What is China's location?" This can be easily looked at on a map. Try to be specific such as if you are researching a how a Bald Eagle makes its nest don't type in, "Eagles." You should type in something like, "Bald Eagle Nests."
MLA annotated bibliography & online sources

Video (About)

This is a video created by the YouTube channel "mistersatto411". It gives you detailed information about MLA annotated bibliography's and online resource citing.


Link to actual video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV5nSXdMB60&feature=youtu.be
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