Chapters 9-13 LP

February 19, 2009 at 3:43 am 3 comments

While most, if not all, of this week’s reading was review, I thought there were several good things about going over the material. For starters, the Handbook references a huge number of archives, databases, and search engines that will no doubt be helpful when researching for future projects. Also, it reminded me of some of the small things, like the subtle differences in plagiarism, especially when paraphrasing. I definitely wouldn’t want to be accused/convicted of plagiarism for a simple mistake, so this has helped remind me to keep my eyes open when citing sources.

-Matt S.

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Chapter 18 LP the stuff we had to skim over.

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  • 1. kfant  |  February 19, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I agree, most of it seemed like review and I also don’t want to be a victim of accidental plagiarism. I plan on having my book open when I am citing my sources. Do you think that we will go over specific ways for citing for this project? I think I could figure it out it would be nice for a little review though.

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  • 2. jbranstr  |  February 22, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    The readings have made me much more aware of citing as well, but it’s just so darn annoying! I try my best to figure out what format to put sources in, but of course there are about three or so sites without authors or most of the information you need which makes my source seem inadequate. i’ve realized just how important citing is, but more so how much of a pain it is.
    grrr

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  • 3. mcomasco  |  February 22, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    For the reading this week, I agree that it did give some great search engines and databases that could be utilized while researching. I had heard of a few of the databases, like EBSCOhost, which I have used in high school, but I was unaware of what all could be provided by them. It’s amazing how much information is at our fingertips in today’s world. I find that researching on a database of some sort is much better than googling, although I usually start with a google search to get related terms. Databases provide credible sources that carry great information about nearly everything. I am usually able to find at least three or four articles that are directly related to my subject. This helps out for quotations big time, especially knowing that the source is credible.

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