Join Elsa Loftis for an in-depth discussion in this video What is citation and why cite?, part of Information Literacy.
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- In this movie, we're going to explore citations.…This is sometimes confusing and a little intimidating.…But I hope that once you learn a little bit about it,…it won't stress you out and you'll understand…why it's so important.…A very crucial part of research and information literacy…is the ability to use information ethically.…If you have found information useful to your research topic,…it is your responsibility to attribute…this information to its original author.…Failure to do that is called plagiarism…or knowingly passing off another artists' work as your own.…
That is one very compelling reason to cite your sources,…because plagiarism is a serious academic offense.…Citations are helpful for other reasons, too.…They show that you have done your research…and therefore can back up your ideas…and hypotheses with good information.…And during the research process,…you'll be pleased to see that the sources you have used…use citations as well, as it gives you…a trail to follow, other sources to find.…So as a writer, what kind of things do you need to cite?…
Artist or designer? Elsa explains how creative professionals can use informational searches for inspiration and professional development. Whatever your background, this course is designed to help you become a better, faster, and more thorough researcher.
- Understanding the information cycle
- Working with books, periodicals, databases, and web resources
- Identifying your information needs
- Choosing search terms
- Evaluating resources
- Citing sources
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1. Types of Resources
2. Search Strategies
3. Resource Evaluation
4. Ethical Use of Information
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