Ethical Research

Allison Miller

Gathering Relevant Info From Print or Online

Resources available to me: Some resources that are available are the Lakeview research page in the Media center tab (Lakeview middle school page -> About our school -> Media Center -> Research -> General/Primary Resources), there is also google with advanced search by clicking on "Advanced Search"


Generating a resource question: The resource question has to be about your topic, but you can find specific things if you type in what you need, for example lets say I'm doing a paper on the Great Wall of China but I need to know who created it. I just type in the bar "Who created the Great Wall of China" simple as that

How Do I use keywords effectively in finding information?

To find information using keywords is simple. If you have a topic like, once again The Great Wall of China, then you just type in the main things about it like China, wall, and great, don't worry about the other stuff you can add those in later. Just make sure that the main words in you topic (Most likely the ones that are capitalized) are in the question you ask.

How do I know if a resource is credible or not?

You can tell if a resource is credible or not just by the URL. For example if it ends in .com then you might want to look into it more by finding the author, the copyright/actual date, and the title

Whats Quoting, Summarizing, and Parapharazing

Quoting: Quoting is when you use an authors work but you want to credit them, so you'll put a quote before and after the piece of text you copied.


Summarizing: Summarizing is where you turn a big paragraph into a sentence or two making sure that only the main point is there.


Paraphrasing: Paraphrasing is when you express what the writer is writing but into different words.

What is plagerism and how do I avoid it?

Plagiarism is the act of stealing an authors work and using it for your own without giving them credit.


You can avoid plagerism by using quotes when you need to state an authors work, or summarizing down to the main point of the piece, and lastly even paraphrasing when you make the words your own by retyping it in your own words.

Whats MLA Citation?

In-text citations: In-text citations usually include quotes. Quotes you basically do what it tells you, you quote the text (Quotation marks " ").


Work cited: You cite work in your text my including the author (The'res usually no author on websites so the URL is okay) The copyright date, or the original date it was made, also the title of the article must be included in your citation at the end, or after the cited work, of your piece.