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10 terms

Chapter 11

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Sorting
an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion
Computer literacy
facility with electonic tools, both for conducting inquiries and for presenting to others what you have found and analyzed
Media literacy
the ability to think critically about material disributed to a wide audience through television, film, advertising, radio, magazines, books, and the Internet
Cultural literacy
knowing what has gone on and is going on around you
Plagiarism
a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work
Library catalogs
catalogs tell you what books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and other materials are available in a particular library
Periodicall databases
let you hunt down articles published in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals
Bias
a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
Synthesis
the combination of ideas into a complex whole
Citing
when using quoted information in your essay, make a reference to the page number and author for the text so not to plagiarize