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Research Process

Present & Cite

Organize your information in a format to support your research question.

Examples: Slideshow, poster, pamphlet, brochure, essay, report, video, website

Integrate and cite your information sources.

Citation styles

Review your assignment or ask your instructor to see if a specific citation style is required. More information is available on the Library's Citation guide.


Plagiarism is the act of passing off another person’s work as your own. This includes failure to acknowledge and credit your sources. It is not just direct quotations that must be cited; you have to reference your sources when you summarize and paraphrase someone else's ideas as well. For more information, go to the Library's Academic Integrity & Plagiarism page.

  • Summary: A statement of the main points
  • Paraphrase: A rewording of the original
  • Direct quotation: A word for word copy, in quotation marks

Citation Management

Citation Managers are tools that help you save and organize citations, generate bibliographies and in-text citations, and share citations with others. The Library's Citation Management guide provides information about specific citation managers and tips for getting started. 


Copyright law applies to text, images, video, music and many other works that you might want to incorporate into your finished product. Your right to use these works depends on factors such as how you are using the work, how much of it you are using, and the permissions granted by the creator/owner of the work. Just because a video or image is available online does not mean it can be freely used and shared. For more information, go to the Libary's Copyright guide.

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