Wikipedia is a source that you may have considered to be looked down upon in Academia. This is not to say that you haven't used it but perhaps you just pretend that you don't use it. However, I am here to tell you that Wikipedia can be a powerful tool in your research arsenal AS LONG AS you use it judiciously. The following video tutorial provides more information on using Wikipedia in your research and how to use it to your advantage. Enjoy!
At Penn State we take academic integrity seriously. However, it is not enough to simply tell you not to cheat or plagiarize. The issue is often more complicated than it first appears. The module below will help you learn more about academic integrity and how to preserve your integrity and reputation while a student at Penn State.
This module is part of a badge at badgesapp.psu.edu. It is part of the academic integrity badge.
Copyright is an issue related to plagiarism and fair use. However, copyright and plagiarism are not the same. Luckily, we have amazing resources at Penn State to help you learn about copyright and how it applies to you when you are using media.
It can be very frustrating to think that you conducted a successful search and found the literature you need only to have trouble accessing the full-text of the article. At Penn State, you never have to pay for access to the article. The video below provides additional information on locating the full-text of an article.
Sometimes you know exactly what journal you want to use or your instructor has recommended a specific journal. Learn how to easily find this journal and locate the articles within it by watching this video.
Statistics are powerful. People like numbers and numbers can tell a story. However, you need to be careful how you are using statistics and what can be claimed from the statistics you are using. Learn more about using statistics in research below!
Google Scholar is an awesome resource to use to find some academic resources! However, it is much more effective if you link your Scholar account to the Penn State Library. View the following video to learn how to do this and then access resources located in the Penn State libraries. Google Scholar is not the only place to find information though so consider it one part of your overall search strategy.