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This unit will explain major ethical issues related to the creation and use of information: plagiarism; correct formats for citing print and electronic resources; copyright and fair use.


  • Define plagiarism
  • Describe several ways to avoid plagiarism in your research
  • Explain why citing sources is important in research
  • Determine how to cite the sources you use in research, including books, chapters in books, articles in print or electronic encyclopedias, magazines, journals, or newspapers, Webpages, or non-print media (videos, compact discs, etc.)
  • Define and explain copyright, intellectual property, and fair use