Welcome to the Lister Hill Library research guide for students in UAB's Genetic Counseling program. This page contains resources that will help you throughout your program. Below are some tutorials and information that will help you as you search. The tabs at the top of this page take you to more specific information.
What is Plagiarism?
According to the UAB Academic Honor Code, plagiarism means claiming as your own the ideas, words, data, computer programs, creative compositions, artwork, etc., done by someone else. Examples include improper citation of referenced works, the use of commercially available scholarly papers, failure to cite sources, or copying another person’s ideas.
Turnitin also has a great white paper that discusses the different types of plagiarism: The Plagiarism Spectrum
3 Step Rule
Information from sources must be:
Useful resources on avoiding plagiarism
Brainstorm possible search terms
Build search statements using AND, OR, and sometimes, NOT
Choose appropriate resources
Keep a log of your search process
Use Help links in databases
Ask a Librarian if you get stuck!
This 4-minute tutorial demonstrates how to select key concepts for searching article databases.
This 4-minute tutorial explains more how to use Boolean operators (AND, OR, and NOT) to build a search statement.
Lister Hill Library
In addition to the online resources listed below, you may also want to look at the following print resource. To find other books in this series you can enter the following into the "Title/Series Keyword" search blank in the catalog: Stedman's word books
Stedman's OB-GYN words: including neonatology, pediatrics, genetics (1995)
WQ 15 ST31 1995