Pat & Pam
the way to select, copy and paste on ipad is easy once you get the hang of it:
put your fingertip onto the screen somewhere about where you need to copy. You get a circular close up- release your finger and you’ll get a choice of actions.
Tap ‘select’ and some of the text will be boxed in a light blue panel with more choices. You can drag the blue dots to make this panel exactly cover the bit you want to copy, then tap ‘copy’
to paste, I.e. In your browser bar, just hold your fingertip where you want to paste and you’ll get a paste option pop up. Tap that. Done.
it takes a little bit of practice but it is quite easy, assuming you have enough digital dexterity. In which case I found this:
for you to practice on!
that was from a quick google, I bet there’s more.