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The Research Process: A Step-By-Step Guide: Step 5: Cite

Using Information Legally and Ethically

The legal and ethical issues surrounding the use of information goes beyond avoiding plagiarism and properly citing sources.

Researchers should be knowledgeable about issues related to:

  • privacy
  • censorship
  • freedom of speech
  • intellectual property
  • copyright
  • fair use

Plagiarism and Citation Styles

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