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Research Skills Vocabulary. Topic. The subject or theme of a text, the big idea. Heading. A subtitle that organizes the information in a text. Discovering the South Pole Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first successful expedition to the globe's southernmost point. details.

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Research skills vocabulary

Research Skills Vocabulary


Topic

Topic

  • The subject or theme of a text, the big idea


Heading

Heading

  • A subtitle that organizes the information in a text

Discovering the South Pole

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first successful expedition to the globe's southernmost point


Details

details

  • Information that tells more of the topic

Football

  • Tebow

  • Rothlesberger

  • Manning

  • Cowboys

  • Falcons

  • Stealers


Caption

caption

  • the title or explanation of a photo or picture


Plaigarize

plaigarize

  • To take credit for someone’s else work by copying their writing, photos, drawings, etc. To steal someone’s work.


Reference texts

reference texts

Databases, directories, indexes, and the library’s online catalog; all the information available for research on paper and electronic


Database

database

A large collection of related data organized to be used easily usually in a computer or online.


Search engine

search engine

A computer program that searches on the world wide web and gives a list of websites where the keyword is found


Paraphrase

paraphrase

  • a restatement of text written in your own words


Citation

citation

  • the quoting of a book or author to support a fact


Website

website

 a group of connected pages on the World Wide Web containinginformation on a 

particular subject


Electronic texts

electronic texts

  • texts, books, magazine, newspapers, dictionaries, anything that can be read that is available online


Plaigarizing

plaigarizing

  • the taking of someone else’s work and using it as your own without giving credit


Abstract

abstract

  • a summary of a larger article or book


Research skills vocabulary

FAQs

  • an online help section


Periodicals

periodicals

  • Information that comes out on a regular basis, including newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and scholarly journals


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