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  • 1. Research Tips for HU315
    Elaine Settergren, Online Librarian
    esettergren@globeuniversity.edu
    http://www.globeeducationnetwork.com/library/
  • 2. Today’s Library Lessons
    Where to find research
    How to cite research
  • 3. Finding Sources
    Gale Literature
    Resource Center
    EBSCO Academic Search Premier
    More:
    GEN Library Literature Research Guide
  • 4. Finding Sources
    Ebooks
    GU/MSB Catalog
  • 5. Selecting Sources
    Appropriate?
    Reliable?
  • 6. Selecting Sources
    Appropriate?
    What type is it? Scholarly, trade, popular?
    Reliable?
    Who?
    Why?
    Can you trust it?
    How does it compare?
  • 7. Citing Sources
    Help!
    Use the “cite” buttons in the databases
    Word 2007
    RefWorks – new!
    GEN Library APA Citation Guide:
    http://www.globeeducationnetwork.com/library/research-guides/citation/apa/
    Diana Hacker:
    http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/
    Purdue University: OWL
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ - click on research and citation
  • 8. Citation Basics
    In-Text
    Author’s name
    Year of publication
    Page # (sometimes)
    This will lead the reader to the References at the back of your paper.
    This will lead the reader to the source.
  • 17. RefWorks
    New
    Access through the “tools” section of Blackboard.
    Or library’s website – contact me for group code
    Features
    Create your own account to store citations
    Helps you form a bibliography/references
    Use “write-n-cite” for in-text citations
    Before you begin:
    View Tutorials
  • 18. Why Cite?
    Give credit and avoid plagiarism
    Learn from experts –> show you’ve learned from them
    Show off your appropriate and reliable sources
    Your grade depends on it
    Lead your reader to what you’ve read
    Don’t need to cite:
    Common knowledge
    Your own ideas
  • 19. APA References Examples
    Begam, R. (2000). Achebe's sense of an ending: History and tragedy in Things Fall Apart. In J. W. Hunter (Ed.), Contemporary Literary Criticism, 127 (p. 396-411). Detroit: Gale Group. Retrieved from Literature Resource Center via Gale.
    Brians, P. (2005, Dec. 13). Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart. Retrieved May 12, 2009, from http://www.wsu.edu:8000/~brians/anglophone/achebe.html
  • 20. APA In-Text Examples
    Things Fall Apart is the most influential African novel in English, both in Africa and internationally (Brians, 2005).
    Things Fall Apart “describes a situation of profound cultural entropy, a society in which the norms of conduct and institutions of governance are in the process of ‘falling apart’” (Begam, 2000, p. 396).
  • 21. Thank you!
    Questions? Comments?
    Contact the Online Librarian:
    Elaine Settergren
    esettergren@globeuniversity.edu
    http://www.globeeducationnetwork.com/library/
    Read our Library’s news blog!

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