Working with Source Material

Evaluating Sources - adapted from Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, by Laurence Behrens and Leonard J. Rosen, and The Little, Brown Guide to Writing Research Papers, by Michael Meyer

A research paper can be seriously undermined by use of faulty sources. This list of questions will help you determine whether or not a source is worth using.

Lecture on Research Methodology - prepared by Jeremy Busacca for the Information Science Student Council workshop on Technical and Argumentative Writing held on March 29, 2003.

Ethical Use of Sources

The Researcher's Notebook - excerpted from Writing Research Papers Across the Curriculum, by Susan M. Hubbach

These strategies for managing large projects will help you maintain research ideas, notes, and working hypotheses.


Taking Specific Information Notes - compiled by Writing Center Staff

Learn or review the notecard approach, one of the most common techniques for note-taking and paraphrasing from sources.


Taking Summary Notes - compiled by Writing Center Staff

Get more out of your reading and take a more active approach to using sources with these tips on how to take summary notes.


Understanding and Preventing Plagiarism - compiled by Writing Center Staff

Includes the official CGU statement on plagiarism, links to resources with information on how to deal with plagiarism, the WPA statement regarding plagiarism, and a powerpoint presentation by Writing Center Consultant Vicki Gewe.



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