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Mechanics of the Research Process

Welcome to the Mechanics of the Research Process research guide.


The legal and ethical issues surrounding the use of information goes beyond properly citing sources and avoiding plagiarism. Researchers should be knowledgable about isses related to privacy and security, censorship and freedom of speech, as well as have an understanding of intellectual property, copyright, and fair use.

Plagiarism and Citation Styles

Posted with permission from Bob Baker, Library Director, Pima Community College.