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Research Guidelines


  • Indicate in your notes which ideas are your own and which are taken from sources.
  • You may photocopy small portions of a copyrighted work in order to do research.
  • Assume that anything you can find on the Internet your instructor can find as well.
  • Assume everything you read on the Internet is false unless it is verified by a library source.
  • Cite works using established citation rules.


  • Do not buy, steal, or borrow a research paper or report.
  • Do not plagiarize.
  • Do not include quotes if you can’t verify the original source.
  • Do not photocopy a photocopy on reserve in the library.
  • Do not include images (photos, cartoons, artwork) in your term paper / project unless you have obtained the right to use them.