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HITT 1353 Research Help

This research guide is for students in HITT 1353 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information with Lesley Plemons, a course that utilizes an MCC class librarian.

From Source to Citation (video tutorial)


A tutorial demonstrating the features of online articles, both on the Web and in library databases, in order to identify the author, title, publication name, web site, URL, and other features to include in an MLA Works Cited or APA References page.

Guidelines for Avoiding Plagiarism

This short guide will explain plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Paraphrases and Quotes

Not sure what the difference is between paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting? 

Paraphrasing: "Paraphrasing involves putting a passage from source material into your own words. A paraphrase must also be attributed to the original source. Paraphrased material is usually shorter than the original passage, taking a somewhat broader segment of the source and condensing it slightly."  from Purdue Owl

Summarizing: A summary is "much shorter that the original source. If your aim is to summarize a long passage, look for the author's most important ideas." from The Curious Writer

Quoting: A quote contains the exact words from a source.  Don't forget to use quotation marks and cite the source.

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