SHS Library Research Databases:
-eLibrary, History study Center, ProQuest Learning: Literature, eLibrary Curriculum ProQuest.
What is Plagiarism?
(from Duke University Libraries)
How Can Students Avoid Plagiarism?
(click link to see examples)
To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use
Learn more about Plagiarism.
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
EasyBib (a great tool for citing sources in a variety of formats)
RESEARCH TOOLS & Citation Information
Need some reliable sources for a research paper?
Below are some great resources in an easy-to-follow format with easy-to-read information:
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.
Jennings, Mary. Sno-Isle Library System Information. 2013. MS. Sno-Isle Libraries, Camano Island.