Finalizing a Paper - Help from Evans Library

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Finalizing a Paper - Help from Evans Library

  1. 1. Peer-reviewed resources? MLA, APA, IEEE, Chicago? Citations? stock.xchng What?
  2. 2. Writing papers shouldn’t make you cry. stock.xchng
  3. 3. Just read your professor’s directions. http://www.flickr.com/photos/trendscout/with/6371619037/
  4. 4. And then remember three steps… stock.xchng
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbowen/with/1579784530/ READ the manual START with Summon Use the TOOLS
  6. 6. One.
  7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/barretthall/with/3727890986/ START with Summon
  8. 8. Your instructor wants peer-reviewed articles to support your ideas? Flickr Commons / U.S. National Archives
  9. 9. Summon is for YOU.
  10. 10. Type your topic. Flickr Commons / U.S. National Archives
  11. 11. Flickr Commons / U.S. National Archives Show only full-text, peer-reviewed articles.
  12. 12. Get over 75,000 full-text, peer-reviewed results... Flickr Commons / U.S. National Archives …and suggested databases for specific searching.
  13. 13. Refine results even more… Content type Publication date Subject terms
  14. 14. …for a manageable set of results.
  15. 15. Get Full Text Online
  16. 16. Save the PDF. Read html full text.
  17. 17. Two.
  18. 18. Use the TOOLS stock.xchng
  19. 19. Almost all of the library’s resources – and even Google Scholar – feature easy citation export tools that work with RefWorks or other bibliographic citation management software.
  20. 20. Catalog
  21. 21. Summon
  22. 22. Databases
  23. 23. Google Scholar
  24. 24. Import citations to RefWorks – create a bibliography.
  25. 25. Three.
  26. 26. stock.xchng READ the manual
  27. 27. Use the manual or guide for your style to check citation and paper formats. rose petralia
  28. 28. Look up the right section in the table of contents. rose petralia
  29. 29. Read it. stock.xchng
  30. 30. Once you know what’s expected, just follow directions. stock.xchng
  31. 31. READ the instructions, and look at examples. Journal article Edited book
  32. 32. The Chicago manual of style. (c2010). (16th ed. ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Coghill, A. M., & Garson, L. R. (2006). The ACS style guide : Effective communication of scientific information. (3rd ed. / ed.). Washington, DC: American Chemical Society ;. Concise rules of APA style. (c2010). (6th ed. ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Gibaldi, J.,. (2009). MLA handbook for writers of research papers. (7th ed. ed.). New York: Modern Language Association of America. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (c2010). (6th ed. 2nd printing [corr. rev. ed.] ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Find style guides in the library catalog...
  33. 33. … or check https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl!
  34. 34. stock.xchng And remember the ultimate source of library help… Evans Library librarians and staff!
  35. 35. stock.xchng Resources • http://lib.fit.edu – search catalog for “style guide” • OWL at Purdue – APA, MLA, and Chicago style • Tutorials – SlideShare &YouTube – many topics! • Ask a Librarian – chat, phone, or email

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