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F.A. Day Library: What is research?

What is research?

Terms to Know

Bibliography
A list of the sources you used for your research. (Synonyms: source list, references, works cited, citation page)

Citation
A formatted listing of an information source that tells who created it and when and where it was created. There are a variety of citation styles, and we use the MLA (Modern Language Association) stylebook. 

Database
An organized collection of information (ex.: articles and images on a particular subject) that is used for research. 

ISBN
A unique 13-digit number assigned to published book, audiobook, ebook, and DVD.  

Periodical
Journal, magazine or newspaper

Plagiarism
Presenting someone else's work as your own; copying. 

6 Step Research Process

Day Six Step Research Process

Research How-to Videos

 

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