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Research tips, citing sources, evaluating information

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Library Research Skills Workshops

Learning to do library and web-based information research, also called information competency, is important for college work and career skills.  Library Information Skills 1000 is a non-credit course offered as seven independent workshops that can be used to help students meet the information competency learning outcomes required by their courses and as part of the CCSF Information Competency graduation requirement.

More information about these workshops.

Evaluating Information

Remember that anyone can publish anything on the Web, so you are responsible for evaluating the quality of the Web pages you use for your papers and assignments. Here are some questions to use to evaluate Web pages.  

More about evaluating information.

Citing Sources

Any words, ideas or images that you do not create yourself must be properly credited to avoid plagiarism.  

Citing information sources acknowledges the origin of your information and it provides support and credibility to your work by showing evidence of your research.

citation is a reference to the source of an idea, information or image.  It typically includes enough identifying information, such as the author, title, date,  publication format, etc.

More about citing sources.

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