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Selecting Sources Appropriate? What type is it? Scholarly, trade, popular? Reliable? Who? Why? Can you trust it? How does it compare?
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
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.
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
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
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
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).