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Research and the Library: Using Resources WISely

This tutorial and module will guide you through the process of library research.

Module 5: Property

After researching your topic, you will be able to use the ideas of others to construct your own work.  However, you cannot present the work of others as your own.  Using citations to indicate where you got the ideas, words, images, and other content you present is crucial to respecting the intellectual Property of the original creators.  Not only do citations help readers locate the resources you reference, but they also help you avoid the serious consequences of copyright infringement and plagiarism. 

First, read the learning outcomes below. When you are ready, click the "NEXT" button on the bottom to begin the module.

A. Copyright
B. Plagiarism
C. Citation

D. Wesleyan College Honor Code
E. Test Yourself

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will:

  • Understand that copyright law limits how you can use works created by others.
  • Learn to avoid common instances of plagiarism.
  • Determine when it is necessary to cite a source.
  • Become familiar with popular citation styles.
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