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Scholarly versus Popular

Scholarly articles are:

in-depth |  written by experts   validated with technical language, abstracts, literature reviews, methodologies, tables, graphs, and conclusions |  reviewed by experts | given a bibliography

Popular articles are:

brief overviews of topics |  written by journalists |  easily read by most people |  illustrated with colorful photographs or pictures reviewed by editors | not given a bibliography

Primary versus Secondary Sources

Primary sources:

provide direct or firsthand evidence of an event or person |  creative sources can be primary sources  historical documents |  legal documents statistics | interviews video recordings | audio recordings photographs correspondence including emails and letters

Secondary sources:

provide a summary, analysis, evaluation, or opinion about primary sources | journal articles |  literary criticism | books | films and documentaries

ENC1101 Library Instruction Presentation

Plagiarism

What is plagiarism?

"The act of claiming someone else's work as your own."

Remember: Everything you find has been created by someone else.

Here are some examples of plagiarism:

Failing to cite when you copy and paste

Failing to cite when you reword what someone else has said or written

Failing to cite when you take information from the Web

Reusing a paper that you have written in another course (self-plagiarism)

 

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