Mesoweb is dedicated to making it possible for you to do meaningful research online. Please do yourself and your education a favor and resist the temptation to cut and paste words from this site and pass them off as your own. (You'll note in our Teachers section that we offer plagiarism detection.) By all means quote short sections of text when appropriate, carefully citing your sources. For a complete guide to ethical citation strategies, see

Citation and Referencing Strategies - by Marc Zender.