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Evaluating the sources you find on a topic is an important part of your research activity. Not all information you find is valid, useful, or accurate. Some questions you need to ask while searching for and reading a source are:
For other questions to ask and further tips on evaluating your sources, consult:
Citation management tools help you gather references and format your bibliography. Here are some of the most common ones in use:
Florida State University defines plagiarism as "intentionally presenting the work of another as one's own (i.e., without proper acknowledgement of the source)." Typical examples that are stated in the FSU Academic Honor Policy include: using another's work from print, web, or other sources without acknowledging the source; quoting from a source without citation; using facts, figures, graphs, charts or information without acknowledgment of the source; and utilizing ghostwriting or pay-for-paper services.