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Research Instruction

Information Literacy Concepts

Information Has Value

Information Has Value

You may have easy access to lots of information, but is it really free and can you really access EVERYTHING? As a researcher, it's important to recognize the resources needed to produce knowledge and understand that information access is not always equal for everyone. Here are some ways to think about the value of information and give credit to the valuable work that you use in your own research.

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Avoid Plagiarism

Be Sure to NEVER Plagiarize

See exactly what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in the following video.

This video was created by Brock University Library and includes their contact information in the end credits. 

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Types of Plagiarism

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How Do I Avoid Plagiarism?

How Do I Avoid Plagiarism?

Video Series by ProQuest Research Companion (Requires Student or Faculty Login)

This set of videos from ProQuest Research Companion (which requires your student login to access) covers the following:

  • Researchers will know how to avoid plagiarism by properly citing information from outside sources.
  • Researchers will understand the importance of introducing sources.
  • Researchers will know how to use sources ethically and effectively through summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting.
  • Researchers will know how to use information from outside sources while maintaining a strong voice of their own.