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For New Students

  1. 1. August/September 2008 Orientation 1
  2. 2. Research tips & tricks What can the library do for you?
  3. 3. Connecting people with information…this is where the library lives
  4. 4. Hot topics •Critical thinking •Media literacy •Information fluency •Open access •Copyright •Semantic web 4
  5. 5. Where do you start your research?
  6. 6. So why can’t I just use ?
  7. 7. Need help? Ask a Librarian!
  8. 8. Plagiarism = stealing http://www.flickr.com/photos/desiretofire/151851052/
  9. 9. Who said it? • Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263). • Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263).
  10. 10. MLA bibliography
  11. 11. What are the parts? • Author • Title • City • Publisher • Year http://www.flickr.com/photos/tupwanders/3356077817/
  12. 12. Leroux, Marcel. Global Warming: Myth Or Reality?: The Erring Ways of Climatology. New York: Springer, 2005.
  13. 13. MLA guides • McGill library website • Online Writing Lab http://owl.english.purdue.edu
  14. 14. Why does it matter?
  15. 15. To take away • Go beyond Google • The library can help! – High quality materials – Librarians • Evaluate your information • Cite your sources http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielgreene/330990660/
  16. 16. What are your questions?
  17. 17. Thanks for listening!

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