SHS Library Research Databases:


Also includes: 

-eLibrary, History study Center, ProQuest Learning:   Literature, eLibrary Curriculum ProQuest.
-SIRS Discoverer
-Culture Grams.

What is Plagiarism?

If you:

  • Copy, quote, paraphrase or summarize any source without adequate documentation.
  • Purchase a paper by mail or email.
  • Allow another person to write a paper for you.
  • Submit another person's unpublished work in your name. 


How Can Students Avoid Plagiarism

(click link to see examples)

To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use

  • another person’s idea, opinion, or theory;
  • any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings—any pieces of information—that are not common knowledge;
  • quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words; or
  • paraphrase of another person’s spoken or written words.  (Indiana University Bloomington) 

Learn more about Plagiarism.

Citing sources?

Don’t forget to use the correct format! Whether it be MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian or another, you can get free help online to ensure it’s done correctly.

Here are some links below to help you cite sources in the correct format.

Citing Sources A Quick Guide from Sno-Isle Libraries

RESEARCH TOOLS & Citation Information
-Click above for quick overview

Need some reliable sources for a research paper?
Below are some great resources in an easy-to-follow format with easy-to-read information:

Search Engines:

How Credible is that Website?
  A general guideline from EasyBib

Locating information, whether in traditional print format or in electronic format, is only the first step in doing research. The next step is to evaluate the quality and the usefulness of what you find.

When using electronic documents found on the World Wide Web, the evaluation process is more important than ever since anyone who has an account on a computer linked to the Internet can put up a home page or a World Wide Web document. They don't have to be intelligent or knowledgeable, scholarly or authoritative, and in many cases, the "information" they put on these pages does not have to pass any kind of scrutiny or editing process by their Internet service provider.


Many institutional or organizational Web sites include statements about the type and source of information which is provided on their home pages, as well as the purpose of the organization itself. If this information is not offered, be especially careful about evaluating the data you find there. 


When evaluating printed texts or electronic documents, consider the following criteria: source, authority, purpose, objectivity, currency,  completeness and relevance.


General guidelines to evaluate website credibility.

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Works Cited:

Jennings, Mary. Sno-Isle Library System Information. 2013. MS. Sno-Isle Libraries, Camano Island.