Information resources reflect their author's knowledge and experience on a topic. Authority is created through knowledge and/or experience, and depending on context, may come from a wide variety of sources. Expert researchers:
Please visit the ARCL Frame "Authority is Constructed and Contextual" for more info
Discourse between professionals, researchers, and scholars (including YOU) develop and sustain the growth and spread of information and knowledge. Expert researchers:
Please visit the ARCL Frame "Scholarship as Conversation" for more info
You will find more information on citations, choosing useful websites, and evaluating all types of information using the CRAAP Test below.
Avoid plagiarism and make information findable by noting author(s), titles, dates, and location of the information source.
In general, you must give credit by citing everything except your own original words, ideas, or research. This includes information from periodicals, books, videos, sound recordings, interviews, websites, blogs and social media posts, e-mails, images, etc. However, there is an exception...
Common knowledge includes any information that is widely accepted, understood, and shared by the majority of people in a community. Many historical and scientific facts, basic observations of the natural and man-made world, and common beliefs and practices can be considered to be common knowledge, such as:
For more information on how to cite and for examples, please see Leeward Library's Citing Sources LibGuide.
The URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is the address for a website. Each URL ends with a three-letter code that is preceded by a "dot." This is the domain name for the website. Some examples include: