BIOL 101 General biology courses.: Citing, Shareable images

Fall, Spring, Summer Life Science courses including biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biomedical sciences, and biotechnology to molecular bioscience.

Make sure you have permission to reuse an image

So why bother citing references and provide correct data?   Take a look at the  Retraction Watch Website.

  1. Even though a journal article undergoes a publisher's peer review process, it can still be removed after it has been published in a journal, if plagiarism, incorrect data or unprofessional behavior has been reported.
  2. Be aware that RIT faculty use Turnitin to check for plagiarism in papers.
  3. RIT takes plagiarizing very seriously. 
  4. Go to the Library's Academic Integrity website - Student resources    
  5. Test yourself with the Plagiarism Quiz at this link:
  6. Journal publishers provide their 1.peer review instructions and 2. images permission to authors, which you should double check when you are not sure about an article and about using an image. 
  7. Some databases like Elsevier ScienceDirect, Ebsco make it easy to distinguish original research articles from review articles and peer review articles from other documents.
  8. The best way to distinguish scholarly journal articles is to first look at  the author's:
    • references which will show the author's literature review method.  Be wary of a journal article that has only 2 or 3 references
    • conclusion/summary section
    • results section
    • method section
    • introduction
    • abstract

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