During Research Process
Here are some instructions for how to collect information from the Internet.
Copying Text from the Internet
1. Highlight (click and drag across) the desired text.
2. Pull down the Edit menu to Copy.
3. Move to your word processing document.
4. Pull down the Edit menu to Paste.
Copying Images from the Internet (Mac only)
1. Center your cursor over the image you want to copy.
2. Click and hold the mouse button. A pop-up menu should appear.
3. Choose to Copy the Image.
4. Move to your word processing document.
5. Pull down the Edit menu to Paste.
Saving Images, Movies, Sound, and Animations from the Internet
1. Center your curser over the movie or animation you want to copy.
2. Click and hold the mouse button (right button for PC's). A pop-up menu should appear.
3. Choose to Save the Image (or whatever it is).
4. Save the object to your hard drive.
5. Go to your word processing document or other kind of program (i.e. PowerPoint)
6. Insert the movie or animation using the program's directions. (File Insert)
Keeping Track of Internet Resources
It's really important to give credit for Internet resources in a bibliography, the same way you have done in the past for print materials.
Create a table in your word processor
Open a wordprocessing document.
Change the page layout to Landscape (horizontal).
Click and drag the Table icon to create a table that is 10 x 5.
Enter the following in the top row: Item, Date, Author, Title, URL (or Address)
As you harvest information from the Internet, enter the information in the appropriate cells.
Insert additional rows as needed.
Note - It is easiest to copy and paste the URL.
Item Date Author Title URL article about research downloaded: 1/25/99
published: Vol 7|No 8|May|1998
Jamie McKenzie The New Plagiarism: Seven Antidotes to Prevent Highway Robbery in an Electronic Age http://www.fno.org/may98/