When you use or borrow information, images, or music from a source, credit must be given. If you use someone else's words, ideas, or media and do not give credit, it's call plagiarism. For information on plagiarism and citing sources, use the following links.
When you use pictures, music, videos, etc., it is important to find copyright free resources. Below are some websites for copyright and royalty free images and music. When you use an image or music from these sites you do not have to ask permission, but you DO have to give credit for using it.
Notice on this example of credit for an image, there is a title for the picture, the author (sometimes located in the properties of the image), and we website the image came from. You must try to locate all this information.
Music: It's Not Over by Chris Daughtry from www. eduscape.com
Notice this example inludes the title of the song, the artist, and the website it came from.
This is a document that teachers should use to find out what they can legally use in their teaching and in their classrooms.
Using databases for research increases quality in the research process. Databases include a variety of options, including MLA and APA citation, downloading an article and even translation of articles into different languages. When students start with databases as their platform for research, they are being responsible learners and writers.
Below are links to fact sheets about current databases used at NISD as well as presentations and information about the research process. To access the databases, please contact your campus librarian for username and passwords.