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CMAT297 - Communication Research

CMAT 297 Tutorial Table of Contents:

Introduction         Scholarly Sources        Keywords        Finding Books      

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    Finding Articles       Statistics        Citing Your Work       

Getting Help


Of course you want to make sure you give proper credit to any source that you use to write your papers, whether you directly quote or paraphrase. 

Whatever you do, you want to avoid plagiarism.  Sometimes students don't mean to plagiarize, but when things are cited improperly, it's still plagiarism whether it was intentional or not.  This guide helps students understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

Librarians are sometimes called upon to check out cases of suspected plagiarism.  Because we are expert searchers, we can often uncover the sources of the lifted text.  So, just keep in mind that at some point I could be searching suspicious phrases from you paper and ascertaining whether or not they are cited correctly <evil grin>!

Here are some APA Citation Guides:

If you ever have questions about how to cite something, let me know.  Librarians answer citation questions all the time and even though we may not have the answers stored conveniently in our brains, we can help you look up the answer in a manual or online citation guide.

Also some help on writing Literature Reviews:


This tutorial was created by the liaison to Communications, Krista Knapp.  Please let me know if you have questions or comments.  (updated 5/2010)