Research skills How to use information from other writers


This section covers various skills needed for academic research.


Searching for information

Searching for information

When conducting research for an assignment you will need to search for information, using techniques such as identifying keywords and using boolean operators.

When conducting research for an assignment you will need to search for information, using techniques such as identifying keywords and using boolean operators.
Evaluating sources

Evaluating sources

Before you use a source in your writing, you need to evaluate the source to make sure it is going to be suitable. This page gives criteria you can use for such evaluation.

Before you use a source in your writing, you need to evaluate the source to make sure it is going to be suitable. This page gives criteria you can use for such evaluation.
Referencing

Referencing

Learn what referencing is, how to use accurate in-text citations and how to compile a reference section/works cited page for Harvard, APA and MLA formats.

Learn what referencing is, how to use accurate in-text citations and how to compile a reference section/works cited page for Harvard, APA and MLA formats.
Avoiding plagiarism

Avoiding plagiarism

Academic writers need to use material from other writers to support their own ideas. Failure to integrate this material appropriately can lead to plagiarism, and avoiding plagiarism is therefore a key academic skill.

Academic writers need to use material from other writers to support their own ideas. Failure to integrate this material appropriately can lead to plagiarism, and avoiding plagiarism is therefore a key academic skill.


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