Using Information

How to avoid plagiarism by summarizing and note taking effectively, and by citing your sources.

You quote it, you note it! TUTORIAL

This is a very interactive tutorial covering plagiarism, the research process, and citing resources you have used. Choose a player, take quizzes along the way, and have fun! Produced by Vaughan Memorial Library, Canada. Tutorial is approx. 10 min. Resource S101. LINK TO: VMAU Library Tutorial



Cornell Notes VIDEO

Cornell Note Taking is a recognized system to use at university or college. This video is a quick introduction to see if it suits you. Many other introductory videos are on YouTube. Video is 2:05 min. Produced by Douglas Montgomery.  

The Basics of Visual Note Taking VIDEO

Visual note taking allows you to write text, draw, and connect your ideas using a structure – this might suit some types of learners. Many other introductory videos are on YouTube. Video is 3:02 min. Produced by Claudine Delfin.  Resource #S203.  

How to make a mind map VIDEO

If you are a visual learner, mind maps may help you to organize ideas and remember the important points, and the connections and structures between ideas.   Many other introductory videos are on YouTube. Video is 2:51 min. Produced by MacGrercy Consultants.  Resource #S204.  

Why good note taking is important HANDOUT

There are many good reasons to develop good note taking habits, and many different ways to do this.  Find a style which suits you, and set yourself up for academic success!  Resource #S200. LINK TO: Why good note taking is important HANDOUT

In-text APA citations: Three ways to use in your work HANDOUT

In-text citations link between your writing and the reference list at the end of your paper. This brief guide demonstrates the three ways that in-text citations can be written.  Resource #S53. LINK TO:  In-Text Citations in APA Style HANDOUT

Where do I find the citation elements for a book? HANDOUT

A quick and easy guide to follow when looking for the pieces of information needed to pull together an APA reference for a book. Where to find them in a book. Resource #S17. LINK TO: Where do I find the citation elements for a book HANDOUT

Where do I find the citation elements for a web page? HANDOUT

A quick and easy guide to follow when looking for the pieces of information needed to pull together an APA reference for a web page. Where to find them on a web page.  Resource #S15.   LINK TO:  Where do I find the citation elements for a web page HANDOUT