When researching a topic, you need to investigate a variety of sources to gather information. Types of sources include:
The information cycle is the progression of how information is distributed and published about a topic or following an event. Understanding the information cycle will help you to determine how much information you might find about your topic.
A = Author
B = Bias
C = Content
D = Date
When you quote or paraphrase the idea of another person in your research paper, you must provide a proper citation.
If you use other people's ideas without properly giving them credit, you are committing plagiarism, which is a serious NSU honor code violation as well as a federal crime.
The format of a proper citation depends upon the citation style being used. Most commonly, students are required to use APA or MLA.
For consistency, both of these styles provide specific standards for: