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Critical Thinking & Academic Research

This guide is created to aid you in your development of critical thinking skills and in your ability to conduct research using library resources.

Utilizing Resources

After identifying, locating, and evaluating information created by other people, now it's time to utilize that information. The question is how to incorporate this information into your work by blending your critical thinking skills.

When incorporating others' work in academic writing, citing resources is essential to let your audience know when you are using someone else's ideas and where you found that information. Also, remember that it is plagiarism when you use the idea or opinion of someone else without giving the person credit. Make sure to follow the appropriate citation system for the discipline in which you are writing.

In this section, we will talk about the importance of citing, plagiarism, and how to connect it with your critical thinking skills. 


G.R. Little Library

Elizabeth City State University