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NSG 440 Emergency Preparedness

This Research Guide will assist students in the NSG 440 Emergency Preparedness class.

Avoid the "copy-and-paste".

"Plagiarism is the act of taking the writings of another person and passing them off as one’s own. The fraudulence is closely related to forgery and piracy—practices generally in violation of copyright laws." (Encyclopedia Britannica Online.)

There are, however, two things that are not plagiarism:

  1. Common Knowledge, which are things most people know without having to look them up. For example, The capital of France is Paris.
  2. Opinions or ideas, for example, "I believe abortion should be a woman's choice."

But what about fair use? Fair use allows some exceptions, for example, as a teacher I can photocopy small portions of a book for my class for educational purposes but I couldn't copy the whole book or sell it for a profit, despite my intentions.

 

All quotes (or photos, or videos, etc.), even paraphrases, must be attributed to their author/creator.

     Paraphrasing is re-writing someone's thoughts in your own words.

ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER

A C A D E M I C   R E S O U R C E   C E N T E R

 

We offer a wide variety of services to Thomas University students, including feedback on writing, workshops focusing on a variety of writing topics, self-service opportunities available on this web site and through the ARC Blackboard shell, as well as tutoring in math, biology, and other discipline specific areas.

For a full schedule and Online tutoring email Robin Ouzts: rouzts@thomasu.edu

All students are also encouraged to take advantage of Turnitin.com. If you are interested in checking your papers for plagiarism before you submit them to your professors, please email Robin Ouzts: rouzts@thomasu.edu


Online

You have 2 online options:

  •  Most online appointments occur via email.  Please allow 5 to 7 business days before your deadline.
  •  Choose live chat through a Collaborate or Skype appointment.  Please contact the director at rouzts@thomasu.edu to make an online live chat appointment.

Not all articles are created equal!

C R A A P   t e s t

Wondering if the article you found online is good enough for your paper? Give it the CRAAP test!

Go here for the entire breakdown.

  1. Currency: timeliness of the information
  2. Relevance: importance of the information for your needs
  3. Authority: source of the information
  4. Accuracy: reliability of the information
  5. Purpose: reason the information exists