Research Infographic

By Tiffany Templin

How do I gather relevant information?

  • Go to Google Chrome
  • Go to the Lakeview Middle School Homepage
  • About our school
  • Media Center
  • Research
  • General/Primary resources
  • Click Ebco Host
  • And then you click "Explora Middle School"
  • You want to click "ADVANCE SEARCH"
  • Type in any keywords that you need to search

How do I use search terms effectively in finding research?

When researching you want to use search terms. When using your searching and you have a question you don't want to put the whole question, that will give like 200,000 results, you don't want that. You want to take the main words and search them, say I am researching "why do we sleep?" I don't want to put that whole question in Google. In fact there are special websites for researching you don't want to use Google for your whole research.

How do I decide whether a website is credible or not?

If the website uses .com most of them are not credible. If the website uses .edu then it will be credible, you can use it for you research because you don't want non-credible information in a research.

What's the difference in paraphrasing, quoting and, summarizing?

Paraphrasing is the having the same topic and you switch the words, you can only use a few of the same words as it was in the regular sentence. Quoting is taking the exact same words and putting them in quotation marks and put the page number it was on. Summarizing you have to recap the story in about 3-5 sentences.

What is plagiarism? And how do I avoid it?

Plagiarism is where you look on a website and you take the information word for word, and you don't cite the source. If you take the information word for word, you wanna put quotation marks around it and you also need to ALWAYS cite your source. You can get in major trouble for plagiarism. You can avoid plagiarism by not taking the information word for word. Put the same information in a different format.