Research Tips

When you research a topic you may use information from articles, books, or the Web to support your ideas. However, you must credit the original authors of these sources by citing them. To cite means that you state where you found the information so that others can find the exact item again. In this way we build upon the ideas and knowledge of other people.

Take clear, accurate notes about where you found specific ideas while doing your research.
Write down the complete citation information for each item you use.
Use quotation marks in your paper when directly stating another person's words.
Always credit original authors for their information and ideas.