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Human Services Research Guide

Sources and information for research in Human Services.

And, Or, Not

Combine all your concepts and terms with AND, OR, NOT:

 

AND - use this when ALL the words must be in your results. This will narrow your results.   Example: apples AND oranges; peanut butter AND jelly

OR  - use this to connect synonyms, when ANY can come back in your results. This will broaden a search. Example: women OR woman OR girl; cat OR kitty OR kitten

NOT - use with caution since this will eliminate results with the specified word.

 
See a visual guide to Boolean here!

      Paraphrasing vs. Quoting

    Paraphrasing is different from quoting, but it's not always as easy to do.  Here are some resources to help you learn how to paraphrase better.

      Plagiarism

    "plagiarize"

    • to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
    • to use (another's production) without crediting the source
    • to commit literary theft
    • to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source

    (From Merriam Webster Online.)

    Explore the links below to learn more about Plagiarism and how to avoid it.