How to research online without breaking copyright

Introduction: Students need strategies to help them take key information from websites as part of their research without breaking copyright or plagiarising the work of other authors. Plagiarism, put simply is, "A piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work." The following media presentation outlines several types of plagiarism from the subtle through to the most obvious forms of copying.

Suggestion: Strategies for note taking and note making can help students gather, collate and use information appropriately. The following resources can be useful when working with students on developing these important skills. More resources specific to senior student's needs can be found on the Secondary resources page.

Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising
This handout is very useful at explaining what each of these entails and how you should use these within essays or research. A great resource for older students.

An interactive adventure that helps younger students understand copyright and how to paraphrase with questions for the students to answer.

Notetaking and Notemaking Links
This site has a number of useful links for students when researching including graphic organizers for note taking.

Reflection: Do you have any strategies, resources or presentations on research or plagiarism you would like to share? Leave a message in the DISCUSSION tab above (this will appear in the thread below).

Additional resources to consider:

Netsafe - What is plagiarism and how do I avoid it?

Netsafe - How to avoid plagiarism

The New Plagiarism
Jamie McKenzie

Thinking and Talking about Plagiarism

Bibme - generate bibliographies using this website to cite information

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - Critical evaluation information

Summarizng and Note taking - Research based strategies