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Once you realize the basics of what plagiarism is, one of the keys to avoiding it is to take good notes so you don't accidentally plagiarize.
This Microsoft Word document is a template for notes on research articles. While you don't have to use this template, and if you do, you don't have to answer every question, it will give you some good ideas about how to think about what you are reading.
Different citation formats serve different purposes, but they all use the same basic information. Author, title, journal, date, volume, issue, pages, format, etc. Many of our databases provide APA and MLA citations.
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