• Researching Assistance
    (Things you should know before beginning your research and guides to help you along your way.)

    How to Create an Annotated Bibliography
    University of North Carolina
    (considers questions such as "Why do an annotated bibliography?," or "What does an annotated bibliography do?")


    Avoiding Plagiarism

    pla⋅gia⋅rism

     According to Random House Dictionary, plagiarism is "The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."

    Purdue University - OWL Program


    University of Maine - "Is It Plagiarism?" 
    (This is a helpful quiz that will assess your research material and your final product to test for plagiarism)

    http://www.plagiarism.org/
    (covers all aspects of plagiarism and what you can do to avoid it)


    How to Write a Thesis Statement


    What is a Thesis?
    "A thesis statement declares what you believe and what you intend to prove. A good thesis statement makes the difference between a thoughtful research project and a simple retelling of facts."


    Student Guides to Types of Assignment Processes


    Works Cited:

    "What is a thesis?" Springfield Township High School Virtual Library. 
    16 Mar. 2009. Springfield Township High School. 28 Apr. 2009 .