Ethical Research Practices (Credible and Reliable Resources (Look for…
Ethical Research Practices
Credible and Reliable Resources
Look for safe URLS like .gov or .edu
Ads are a no go!
popups could lead to a virus!
Gathering Relevant Information
Databases are your friend!
Research questions should be short!
Research questions have main ideas WITHOUT many details!
Using search terms and keywords
We use search terms and keywords to find relevant information.
Keywords are not full sentences!
We use keywords and search terms to describe a:
Keywords + Synonyms
Keywords + related terms
Quoting, summarizing, paraphrasing
What is Summarizing
Giving a shortened version of the text
Does NOT include your opinion
Remember to use citations to give credit to the author
How to Summarize
Read the text completely
Identify the main idea
Identify the important details
Write the summary that includes the title, author, topic, and supporting details
What Is Paraphrasing
Putting the text in your own words
Remember to give credit to the author
Be careful not to plagiarize
How to Paraphrase
Read the text several times
Look away from text and write your own paraphrase
Check the original to make sure your paraphrase includes the main idea and original meaning
If you have key words or phrases that are the same, change the or make it a quotes
Use some of the text exactly as it appears
Remember to use quotation marks, and give credit to the author.
Effective research questions
Use key concepts
Research different synonyms for the words
Use Who What Where When and Why
MLA format is a way to cite your information.
We will use MLA all throughout highschool.
An MLA citation might look something like this...
Vockrodt, Steve. “Does KC Have a Shot at Amazon HQ2?” Kansascity, The Kansas City Star, 15 Sept. 2017, www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article173368761.html.
Use www.bibme.org to create a MLA citation.
Can annotate on the page
Use tags to help with your research
Can take notes and outlines
Bookmark special pages
Have extension take you back to home page
Plagiarism is taking someone's work and pretending it's yours.
To avoid plagiarism, give credit to the author in a citation.