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How to Determine Website Credibility. Our World Wide Web is a living, breathing, and constantly expanding phenomenon.

How to Determine Website Credibility

We often wonder how much information is being produced, and infographics like this one from Domo can give us a fairly solid visual idea of what’s being created and uploaded regularly. Personally, we think Mitchell Kapor said it more eloquently than anyone: “Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.” This rapid exponential growth of information across the Web makes it all the more difficult to assess the credibility of our sources. UNST FRINQ Guide for Student Research - Research Guides. Zotero. Google Research Tool. ToolZeit - Google Research Tool Hide Player.

Google Research Tool

Ultimate Guide To Quotation Marks & Punctuation. If you have a blog or if you’ve just started out writing, you know that there are a lot of rules you have to learn in order to master the English language.

Ultimate Guide To Quotation Marks & Punctuation

Today’s blogs usually use a language based on slang and made up words in order to stand out. It’s one way to avoid having to properly write English which people don’t get annoyed about when trying to take in what you want to share. Most popular websites and news outlets use a proofreader to correct any mistakes that might have sneaked their way into the text, and so do we. However, there is no such thing as a 100% proofed news outlet, and mistakes continuously find their way into articles and text, no matter how much you think you can eliminate them. Plagiarisminfographic2copy-1.jpg picture by kdhart226 - Photobucket. Web Search Strategies. The Web may seem like a vast ocean when it comes to finding something you need.

Web Search Strategies

Thankfully, search engines can help turn oceans of information into small pools that make finding information easier. Before we dive in, let’s talk a bit about how search works on the Web. Search engines go out and try to account for every word on every webpage. All this information is then organized for easy reference.

When you search for a word, the search engine finds all the pages where the word appears, and displays them in the search results. The problem is that there are often too many results. Say you’re looking for a specific kind of fish, and these represent all the websites on the Web. Try to imagine the exact fish and describe it in the search box. The Power of Google. is pretty self explanatory.

The Power of Google

Right? If you said yes, there’s a good chance you’re not using Google to its full potential. Recently, I found that there’s this complete underground world of mind-blowing search tools for Google, never before mentioned to me. The infographic says that three out of every four students couldn’t perform a “well-executed search”. Typing “regular show death punchies” instead of simply “regular show” does not constitute a well-executed search. With midterm papers beginning to breath down my back, this information will be quite beneficial. Share This Infographic Get Free Infographics Delivered to your Inbox. visual search engine. Open your eyes to the web. Sweet Search.

4 Great Online Citation Tools For Students (for MLA, APA, or Chicago Manual of Style citation styles) Guest post by Johnamarie Macias This time of year, many students are knee-deep in writing papers and other assignments that may require citing sources.

4 Great Online Citation Tools For Students (for MLA, APA, or Chicago Manual of Style citation styles)

One thing is for sure: few students enjoy creating citations in the required citation styles. However, there are tools out there that can help students understand the breakdown of citations. Following are several online citation builders that are geared towards helping students with the main academic citation styles: American Psychological Association (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA), and Chicago Manual of Style. Even though these online citation builders have been developed to provide consistent citations with the rules set out by the citation style guides, users are ultimately responsible for the citations and should be sure to proofread them for accuracy. The Son of Citation Machine is a great aid for writing a research papers and assignments.

North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries developed the Citation Builder. Vaughan Memorial Library : Tutorials : Plagiarism. Vaughan Memorial Library : Tutorials : Credible Sources Count! Vaughan Memorial Library: Tutorials : Research It Right! Plagiarism. You have something in common with the smartest people in the world.


You see, everyone has ideas. We use our minds to create something original, whether it’s a poem, a drawing, a song, or a scientific paper. Some of the most important ideas are published and make it into books, journals, newspapers and trustworthy websites that become the building blocks for things we all learn. But ideas are also very personal, and we need dependable ways to keep track of the people behind the ideas we use because they deserve credit for their contribution, just as you do if someone uses your idea. Passing off another person’s ideas or words as your own, without credit, is called plagiarism. Meet Cassie, a university student. She’s not the kind of person who would plagiarize by turning in someone else’s work, but she is aware that plagiarism can happen accidentally, so she follows some basic rules: