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CMP-125 (Rosenbaum, Spring_2020)

Research Writing

Applying Information

Now that you have found information on your topic, consider how you are going to use it.

How will you use this information in a new way? How will you communicate these findings to your audience?

As you go through your resources, consider how the information can be used to talk about your topic. Think of adding your own ideas and thoughts into the paper. This will make your paper original. Create an outline and add your thoughts and your findings into the outline, almost like putting pieces of a puzzle together.

It is helpful to read through all of your sources to make sure that you have the information you need.  As you read through them, you may find citations to other relevant sources.  Looking through the references in all of your sources can be helpful in finding these additional sources.

As you begin to use the information you found, it is critical to consider how you are using it.


How do you apply information gathered for your paper? Watch the tutorial!

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Resources about Plagiarism:

The Rider Libraries webpage has information and links to resources on plagiarism. The following information is from this website (

"Plagiarism is the representation of the ideas of others as one's own. Unfortunately, plagiarism can be unintentional, as well as intentional (look at what happened to George Harrison via The Copyright Website).

Like most colleges and universities, Rider takes a strong stand against plagiarism. The Code of Academic Conduct published in The Source: Student Handbook reads:

  • Academic dishonesty includes any unauthorized collaboration or misrepresentation in the submission of academic work. In all written work, whether in class or out of class, the student's name on the work is considered to be a statement that the work is his or hers alone, except as otherwise indicated. Students are expected to provide proper citations for the statements and ideas of others whether submitted word for word, or paraphrased. Failure to provide proper citations will be considered plagiarism and offenders will be subject to the charge of plagiarism specified in the statement of regulations.
  • The Libraries' website provides excerpts of style guides to assist you in using correct citations to give attributions.

Other helpful sites include:

Do not hesitate to ask librarians for assistance in avoiding plagiarism"


NoodleTools is a citation manager and allows you to format, store, retrieve citations.

Use NoodleTools to walk you through creating your Works Cited/References list (supports MLA, APA, & Chicago styles). On the library website, you can find NoodleTools and other resources for different citation styles in the "Bibliography and Citation Tools" link.

You provide the correct citation elements (author, title, source, etc.).

NoodleTools takes care of the format and punctutation! Import your citations into Word or email them to yourself or others.

NoodleTools also allows you to take notes, organize and analyze your resources, and share your work with your classmates and professors.

Creating a MLA citation:

Use NoodleTools to walk you through creating your Works Cited list.

You provide the correct citation elements (author, title, source, etc.).

NoodleTools takes care of the format and puncutation!