TOP TEN NOODLETOOLS ERRORS<br />MADE BY UM STUDENTS!! <br />
10. Annotations- fill in or not??<br />An annotation is a summary about the source, the author of the source and how you will use the source in your project<br />Complete only if your teacher specifically asks you to do so<br />
9. PDF’s –how to cite them?<br />There are several ways<br />See the Knowledge Base to determine how to do it for your case<br />
8. Citing sections when it is NOT appropriate<br />For books or article types—editorial? Abstract?<br />Do not cite sections of a book—cite the ENTIRE book. <br />You cite the page you use in your notes. Be careful about sections of newspapers and other articles like abstracts—be very certain. <br />
7. Not Using HELP in Noodletools<br />Built in links<br />Knowledge Base<br />Email if none is given<br />Check for errors<br />Use all of the above! VOCAB WORD OF THE DAY--OMIT--look it up!<br />
6. URL’s Yes or No?<br />Knowing when or when not to use them <br />Not including them for the actual photo instead of the general site.<br />Use Flickr or AP URL<br />Not using the search page or static page URLs<br />Always use the URL for the actual page a photo is on—not a static page. <br />Always put the URL for free web sites. <br />Always ask your teacher if he or she wants your to use the URLs for online databases. <br />
5. Trouble with Pagination<br />Forgot to include <br />Wrong format<br />Read the Help link in Noodletools—it explains it very well! <br />
4. Confusion with Authors names<br />If none what do I do? Use anonymous? <br />More than one? <br />Initials in names?<br />Read the Help link in Noodletools. <br />Do not use anonymous unless it specifically is used in the source. <br />If there is no author—just leave it blank. Only list the first three authors if there are more than that listed. Be sure to use periods . after initials ex. H.L. Jones.<br />
3. Wrong or missing Publication Information<br />EX: City of publication—confuses it with publisher OR omits it OR includes the state NOT just the city.<br />EX: Copyright date—confuses it with the date of an article previously in print or other numbers on the page OR can’t find it on web pages! <br />EX: Publisher- confuses it with city of publication OR too much of information in that field OR can’t find it on web pages OR Missing<br />Look over your source carefully—read any headings/labels provided by the vendors. For web sites look at the very top and very bottom of the web page—click on the words-ABOUT. For books—use the title page of the book FIRST!! (not the back of it) to get all the important information, only look at the back for information you cannot find on the Title page.)<br />
2. Words that aren’t Capitalized properly<br />Titles, names of sources, etc.<br />Read the built in Help links<br />
1. Wrong Citation types<br />For photos in databases like AP images & Flickr<br />For photos on a web site <br />For free websites <br />For online databases—with original content <br />For Online databases with content that was originally published in print--reference book articles, newsletters, journals. Magazines<br />Examine source carefully and go through citation types a few times to determine which is the appropriate type. <br />
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