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  • Plagiarism: What it is and How to Recognize and Avoid It more information

    This comprehensive guide provides tips and examples on how to recognize and avoid plagiarism. Learn to identify the difference between acceptable and unacceptable uses of paraphrasing, when citing "common knowledge" material is necessary and strategies for avoiding accidental plagiarism. Keywords: research paper, writing assignments, documenting sources

  • Pros and Cons of Contemporary Issues more information

    Guide to locating library materials relevant to assignments dealing with pros and cons of contemporary issues. Recommended materials include specific databases, web sites and book series. Keywords: English composition, research paper, writing assignments, topics, position papers

  • RefWorks Guide more information

    List of 22 frequently asked questions and answers on using the citation management software RefWorks. Includes links to additional resources that explain use of the more complex features of RefWorks and detailed instructions on its use in different databases. Content guides students through a wide range of uses of the citation management tool from setting up an account, to using its features effectively, to creating current bibliographies in multiple citation styles. Keywords: citing, MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, references, documenting sources, cite

  • Research and Documentation Online more information

    Online edition of Barbara Hacker's Writer's Reference. Covers basic writing tips and guides on evaluating sources and provides comprehensive information on citing in different styles. Keywords: citing, MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, references, documenting sources, cite

  • Research Rules to Live By more information

    Tips for students and instructors on advanced uses of library resources to support in-depth research. Topics include using article indices, interpreting bibliographic records and more. Keywords: faculty, research skills, writing assignments, interlibrary loan, upper-level undergraduates, juniors, seniors, research papers, ILL, librarian support, citation chaining, documenting sources citation, academic listservs

  • The Literature Review more information

    Comprehensive guide for graduate students in the social sciences on researching and writing literature reviews. Topics covered include locating background information, the components of the literature review, the initial steps of a literature review, critical analysis guidelines and recommended research resources. Keywords: RefWorks, study carrels, dissertations, theses, UA Code of Conduct, Code of Academic Integrity

  • Copyright Guide more information

    Guide to copyright issues including those associated with digital course content, peer-to-peer file sharing, fair use, and overviews of legal and advocacy issues related to copyright. Keywords: fair use, section 107, copyright statute, campus policy, Office of Copyright Management & Scholarly Communication, legal materials, fair use of media materials, online video, copyright clearing center, coalition for networked information, American Libraries Association, Copyright office forms, Fair Use checklists, copyright status

  • Subject-Specific Citation Guide more information

    This guide provides examples of citing sources in MLA style across a variety of formats. Links to an interactive tutorial provides students with practice and feedback on using MLS to cite. This guide also links to resources with additional information and examples. Keywords: ASC, APA, Turabian, Chicago Style, documenting sources, citing government documents, APSA, ASA, AIP, ASM, AMA, AMS, Legal Citation, IEEE Standards Manual, AAA, ACE

  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database more information

    Learn the skills needed to search the Children's Literature Comprehensive Database. When students have completed the tutorial, they will know how to search the database and limit results using modifiers, such as locating award-winning literature. This tutorial requires a JavaScript enabled browser.

  • Limiting a Search for Special Collections Materials more information

    This document shows you the steps for limiting a search to items including manuscripts and photographs held in Special Collections. Keywords: special collections, archives, rare books, photography, manuscript, photographs

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