Now that you have gathered reliable resources, you are ready to begin extracting relevant information from these sources. Research often involves connecting the information you discover in resources with your own ideas, and you will often be required to add to these thoughts you find in your sources. You will need to create source cards to identify the sources of quotations and ideas so you will be prepared to cite your sources later as well as find sources again if you need additional information. Integrity is imperative when utilizing resource and requires you to properly cite or give credit to the author when necessary. The key is knowing when and how to cite a source, therefore, reducing your chances of plagiarizing the information.
How do I decide whether I should use a quote, paraphrase, or simply summarize my information?
Quotation, paraphrase and summary - overview from the University of Louisville Writing Center
How we cite sources - video from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Writing Center
From Reading to Writing - a how to with template from City University of New York
How to do a double entry notebook - template from City University of New York
Reading to Write - a how to from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Writing Center
When do I need to create a citation? How will I create these citations?
Plagiarism: how to avoid it - video from Lumen Learning
Using sources - overview from University of Louisville Writing Center
Why we cite sources and how - overview from the MIT Libraries
Citing Instragram, Tweets and more - guide from EasyBib
Citing sources in MLA format - how to from the University of Louisville Libraries
Citing sources in APA format - how to from Eastern Kentucky University Libraries