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Research Online: A Practical Guide 
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Intro | Web Basics | Searching | Links | Citing Sources | Conclusion

Evaluating and Citing Electronic Sources
Citing Electronic Sources: Why?
Citing Electronic Sources: How?

Citing Electronic Sources: Why?

One common misconception is that documents found on the Web, because of their easy accessibility and lack of traditional trappings like title pages and copyright notices, are fair game to excerpt or plagiarize at will. The truth is that you are held to the same high standards of academic integrity whether you use online resources or more traditional resources like books and periodicals to research your paper.

If you're not convinced, read the University of Maryland University College's Ethical Use of Web-based Materials for a concise explanation of why you must cite all electronic sources.

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