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Writing Seminar Part 1

  1. 1. Success @ HML = Success @ ONU Part 1Traci Welch MoritzPublic Services Librarian/Assistant ProfessorHeterick Memorial Library
  2. 2. WELCOME to theLIBRARY
  3. 3. What you can expectfrom HML • Knowledgeable degreed librarians on duty over 60 hours per week • Friendly faces ready to help 101.5 hours per week • Access to the resources you need both on and off campus • Resources available in a timely manner
  4. 4. What we expect you to know WorldCAT 1.4 billion items OhioLINK Ca. 15,000,000 items POLAR Ca. 400,000 items
  5. 5. + even more!• 215 Databases• 821 print periodical subscriptions• Ca. 10,000 online journals• Juvenile collection• Audiovisuals – physical and streaming
  6. 6. Nature & Extent of Info. Needed Research Guides Writing 1 for Nurses • Research ethics • Writing well • Defining research topic • Tools for research • Availability of information 6
  7. 7. Research Ethics• Plagiarism - “...the wrongful appropriation or purloining, and publication as one’s own, the ideas or the expression of the ideas (literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, etc.) of an other.” – see Heterick Help Page Also Student Code of Conduct• Copyright - intended to promote the arts and the sciences. It does this by providing authors of original literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works the ability to control how their work is used by others. 7
  8. 8. Research Ethics • In other words, to plagiarize is to copy someone else’s work without giving him/her credit. • Plagiarism is not always intentional. You can do it by accident, but it is still against the law. If you ever have a question about whether something is plagiarized, please ask! 1 1. How not to plagiarize your report -- Shannon Hosier Mersand 8
  9. 9. Research Ethics 2 How may I avoid plagiarizing?• Identify any information that would not be considered common knowledge• Unless in direct quotes, make sure you paraphrase what the original author said• Use a quote if you can’t think of a way to paraphrase the information• always, Always, ALWAYS cite the source of any information in your paper which is not considered common knowledge. If you are unsure if something is common knowledge, cite it! 2 How not to plagiarize your report -- Shannon Hosier Mersand 9
  10. 10. Research Ethics 3 So what is common knowledgeThings that are found in a number of places, and are likely to be known by a large number of people.Examples: – The sky is blue – Grass is usually green – George Washington was the 1st president of the United States 3 How not to plagiarize your report -- Shannon Hosier Mersand 10
  11. 11. Research Ethics What does paraphrase mean? Main Entry: para·phrase 1 : a restatement of a text, passage, or work giving the meaning in another form From Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary http://www.m-w.com 11
  12. 12. Research Ethics What does it mean to put something in my own words? 4When you paraphrase something, it is different than putting it in your own words. When you put something in your own words, you are making a statement about the information you have found, rather than just restating the information. Usually there is an opinion of some sort in something “In your own words” 4 How not to plagiarize your report -- Shannon Hosier Mersand 12
  13. 13. Research Ethics What is a quote? • Main Entry: quote 1 a : to speak or write (a passage) from another usually with credit acknowledgment b : to repeat a passage from, especially in substantiation or illustration • From Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary http://www.m-w.com 13
  14. 14. Research Ethics What is a citation?• A citation is how you indicate where your information came from.• There are four citation styles that are in frequent use at the college level. They are: • MLA (Modern Language Association) • APA (American Psychological Association) • CMS (Chicago Manual of Style) • Turabian (Kate Turabians A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th ed., 1996 )• Each style has a way to do in-text citations, a way to do a bibliography, and a way to do footnotes and endnotes.• Always confirm with each instructor the style required.• You need to learn how to do citations, etc., but there is a citation software management tool available to all ONU students, faculty and staff… 14
  15. 15. Research Strategy
  16. 16. Research Tools • Catalogs – for locating books, maps, musical scores, govt. documents, etc. • Databases – usually for locating periodical and newspaper articles, but may cover other materials as well
  17. 17. Libraries at ONU • Heterick Memorial •Taggert Law Library Library •Library for Law school, accessible to all • Undergraduate Library, accessible
  18. 18. CATALOGS• POLAR -- Accessing items located at HML (physical and electronic) as well as Law Library• OhioLINK -- Next Step if you can’t find what you want in the HML collection• ILL -- option of last resort
  19. 19. POLARwww.onu.edu/library
  20. 20. Off Campus Access EVA Eva Maglott 00021559801 Eva Maglott Please use all digits in your student ID number.
  21. 21. Find a Book -- POLAR • Click on Search Polar at the home page of the library
  22. 22. Find a Book -- POLAR
  23. 23. Find a Book -- POLAR 1. Keyword Search •Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents) •Does not require an exact match •Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise) •Good if you are not familiar with terminology
  24. 24. Find a Book -- POLARClick on Basic (keyword) Tab
  25. 25. Find a Book -- POLAR
  26. 26. Find a Book -- POLAR E-books
  27. 27. Find a Book -- OhioLINK• Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries• Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests• Most requests arrive in 2-3 working days• No charge• Only 25 requests at a time• May keep up to 84 days
  28. 28. Find a Book -- OhioLINK
  29. 29. Find a Book -- OhioLINK
  30. 30. LIBRARY TOUR• First floor -- Circulation desk, Reference desk and collection, Computer Labs, Librarian’s offices, New books, Current Periodicals and Newspapers, Microforms Room• The first floor is meant for action and is often not very quiet.
  31. 31. LIBRARY TOUR• Second floor – Classrooms, Communication Skills Center, older periodicals, open study tables, group study carrels, 1-2 person study carrels.• The second floor is meant for studying and periodicals use.
  32. 32. LIBRARY TOUR• Third floor – Book collection, 1-2 person• study carrels, seating in book stacks, lounge areas.• This is probably the quietest part of the library.
  33. 33. Bibliographic Citation Software REFWORKS