Congratulations! You have reached the final step, using the information you have found to meet your need.
You may wish to revisit the other steps in this process:
Using the information you have found may mean writing a speech or a report, creating a presentation, or responding to a question.
No matter how you use this information, you need to correctly cite (reference) it.
Login to Portal (Blackboard), and find Academic Skills under the USC Community tab.
Academic Skills has online help for:
You can speak with an Academic Skills Advisor either in C Block or during the Library and Faculty Drop-in sessions.
Research involves using other people's ideas and work to develop your own conclusions. You must acknowledge all of the sources you have used.
If you try to pass off someone else's work as your own, that is plagiarism.
If your work contains plagiarism, you may be penalised by:
Plagiarism may be accidental or deliberate.
Whenever you use information that has been written by another person, you need to reference or cite the source. There are many referencing styles, but ultimately they all include the following elements:
When you have an accurate reference:
Go to Academic Skills in Portal (Blackboard) to learn more about Referencing Styles.
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