A Quick Quiz on Chapter 4
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Plagiarism means using another person's words without giving credit.
A premise is a statement scholars accept as true.
Annotations provide additional explanations, comments, evaluations, or criticisms to help understand material that is reviewed or cited.
Since research is data-based, it is wise to avoid reviewing much past work so that any sudden insights can be used.
When conducting library research, it is important to note subject tracings to find other subject headings under which a source is listed.
One reason to review past research is to build arguments.
It is a good idea to go to the library and do reading for general background before you start looking for specific materials on your topic.
Research articles usually are good places to find discussions of definitions for important concepts.
If you do not have extensive background on the subject, the 'general to specific' library research strategy is advisable.
When you cannot find any research on your topic, you should use the 'known to unknown' method.
Internet search engines such as Yahoo! replace the need to use hard copy library resources.