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Explore-A-College - Writing for College : Introduction to Popular Culture: Evaluating Resources & Citing

Evaluating Articles

Is it a popular article or scholarly journal article?

Brief Long
Reports on others' research Presents author's original research
News and facts Theories, models, and data
Easy to read; for general audience Specialized vocabulary; aimed at other experts or scholars
No footnotes or bibliography Sources used are cited in footnotes or bibliography
In paper, publication looks glossy, colorful, has advertisements In paper, publication looks plain, has few or no ads

Avoid Plagarism

How to Avoid Plagiarism

Avoiding Plagiarism
An overview, list of safe practices, and online exercise from Purdue University.

How to Recognize Plagiarism
An online tutorial from the Indiana University-Bloomington School of Education that includes links to web sites describing real plagiarism cases.

Citing Articles

Guides to citing using MLA Style







  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
    Lilly Library Ready Reference Shelf: LB2369 .G53 2009


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