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SUBSTITUTE FOR RELIABLE RESEARCH STRATEGIES
If you are involved in a research effort you
should keep in mind that the internet is not yet capable of providing all
that is available and all of what you might need or even the most important
information that you need. So you must be aware that the world
wide web is both incomplete and filled with information of highly
questionable accuracy. It is increasing in its volume daily and much
of the materials are simply not reliable for inclusion in any serious
research. For some time to come in order to get quality information
and reliable information you should and may still have to make use of the
resources of a standard physical library.
If you are writing an essay or term paper for a course, you
must still make use of reliable bibliographic research indexes, e.g., The
Philosophers' Index , The
Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature and other such listings .
Internet search engines are no substitute for a systematic search of the
literature in a standard research index. Moreover, you may still have to
"manually" access one or more of your sources.
You must remember to provide the full citation
for any materials that you use in your papers and essays and reports. You
must identify where the ideas were found and to whom they are properly
attributed. All information on the internet is someone's intellectual
property and those who are the originators or authors must be given due
credit for the ideas. This applies to work that you paraphrase as well
as for quoted material. The college has a Academic Integrity program
and you do not want to violate the college's code for Academic Integrity and
risk receiving a failing
grade or dismissal for academic dishonesty.
Instructors now have several means to check on
the source of materials submitted by their students. One of the means to determine if you have
plagiarized someone else's content is to use the
sophisticated search engines like Google or HotBot or dogpile or deep web
searches to scan the Web for questionable or familiar or out of character phrasings,
writing, and organization found in
a student's work. Another means are powerful programs that the university
provides to instructors that check the works of students against not only
the internet but to sites where people pay to obtain the papers. So
the testing for plagiarism
is fairly easily accomplished using these programs and inserting portions of
the texts in doubt as to their origin. So if you download or copy and paste someone else's ideas
you must identify the sources as completely as possible or the
consequences of not doing so could be severe. Check the College's
Academic Integrity information.
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