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cycle of researching information

CORI: cycle of researching information


Learning Objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Explain the importance of using citations in your work
 Define intellectual property


Words to Know
Tips for Viewing and Using the Tutorials

How to view the tutorials

Click each item's “Access” button to open and view it in a new window. If you are off-campus, you will be taken to the CCAC login page to sign in.

Access tutorial button

How to navigate the tutorials

Tutorials will have navigation links across the top that you will use to advance through the pages. They will look similar to this:

After completing the tutorial, close the browser tab or window to return back to this page.

Why Citations Matter?

Why Cite Sources?

Avoid Plagiarizing
Cite any direct quotation, summary, or paraphrase
Give credit to the original author
Not citing is plagiarism

Lend Authority
Demonstrates that your research is based on solid, reliable information
Shows that you are capable of critical thinking and synthesizing infomation

Provide a Path
Provides the information that your readers need to locate the same source

Acknowledge Others
Gives credit to other authors for their work

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Access Tutorial: Why Citations Matter

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