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Psychology: Library Instruction

Using Library Resources as a Psychology Student

Interactive Plagiarism Tutorial

Why should you complete the tutorial?

  • If you would like to learn more about what plagiarism is and how to avoid plagiarism in your academic work, this is a great place to start.
  • Important! If your professor has referred you to the library for a plagiarism refresher course, this tutorial is part of that process.  However, there is paperwork which must be completed, so be sure to contact a librarian for instructions before you begin.

How long will the tutorial take to complete?

  • The tutorial will take approximately 25-30 minutes to complete.  At the end, if you answer at least 80% of the questions correctly, you'll receive a certificate of completion and have the option to email your results to yourself or a professor.

Plagiarism Quiz

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Research Strategies

Scan and Skim

Begin by scanning and skimming the resource to determine its relevance to your research:

 

Using the BEAM Research Method

As you read through your resources (books, articles, etc.), use the BEAM Research Method to classify sections of the work into the following categories: background, exhibit, argument, and method.

For example, if you are reading background information, mark it with a "B" before moving on.  This will help you organize your thoughts as you work through sources.

 

 
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APA Formatting and Style Guide

Evaluating Sources

Use the CRAAP Test to determine if a source is appropriate for use in your research.