Research Help


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When using print or electronic sources within research papers, it is important to avoid plagiarism by giving the author/creator of those resources credit for their work. Citing sources on a works cited or reference page will allow you to do this. Your instructor may give you a sheet of instructions to follow when creating a works cited or reference page or you may find the following website useful for MLA, APA, and other styles of writing. 
Purdue OWL® - Purdue OWL® - Purdue University



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Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright - American Library Association

Copyright and Fair use - Stanford University Libraries

U.S. Copyright Office

Fair Use Evaluator
This evaluator allows you to gauge whether you are within the limits of fair use when making use of works of literature, music, books and electronic resources for teaching purposes.



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Here are some useful tools for evaluating internet sources.



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RLC library guides can be found on Canvas






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