Tips to help with your research papers
||Tips & Tricks
Answer the following questions to make sure
1. Who is the author? Does the author or publisher have a political or religious view which might affect objectivity or is he or she associated with any special-interest groups?
2. Are alternative views presented? Does the author handle both views in the same manner?
3. Does the author use inflammatory or derogatory language?
|– Begin by asking questions:
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|Documentation and Citation
|The Owl at Purdue – Online Writers Lab||
Plagiarism is using someone else’s words or ideas without giving credit to the author. In other words, it is stealing — a very serious offense, even if accidental!
If you have questions, ask your teacher or librarian! Don’t take a chance on cheating!
Primary and Secondary Sources
A primary source is original material containing firsthand information about a topic. Examples include:
A secondary source is secondhand information written well after the event or time period and attempts to interpret or analyze the topic. Examples include:
Excellent websites for primary sources: