Think back to your student days. For younger students: community. For older students: quiet space. Thirteen branches, open to all students. Computers: log in with McGill email address. Printers, scanners, photocopiers.
And of course, the library is also a place to get help. Show “Ask Us” on the website.
Example of why. Windows and windows? We will use this later—defining your topic is the base of research, so it’s very important.
Searching for known items.
Finding a known article
Finding a known article
First example: direct quotation. Second example: what the author said.
Today’s research steps<br />Library questions<br />Choosing the right words<br />Finding background information<br />Finding articles<br />Finding books in the library<br />Academic integrity<br />Your questions!<br />
Printing and photocopying<br />McGill Copy Card is required!<br />Printers<br />Price: 9 cents per page<br />Scanners<br />Photocopiers<br />Price: 7 cents per page<br />
Computers<br />In the library<br />Wireless network<br />Borrow a laptop<br />Software to download<br />
A place to get help!<br />In person<br />Phone<br />E-mail<br />Chat<br />
Borrowing Materials<br />Your McGill ID is your borrowing card<br />80 books / 2 weeks / 3 renewals<br />50 cents per day if you’re late!<br />3 DVDs / 1 week / 1 renewal<br />$2 per day if you’re late!<br />Downloadable materials<br />
Off campus?<br />Virtual Private Network (VPN)<br />
Search online to discover the library’s collection<br />
Book<br />Holsti, Ole R.<br />Making American Foreign Policy. <br />New York: Routledge, 2006. <br />Look for the name of the book in the catalogue<br />
Journal article<br />“Food Safety in Travel and Tourism.” <br />MacLaurin, Tanya L. <br />Journal of Travel Research vol. 39 (2001):<br />332-333. <br />Look for the name of the journal in the catalogue<br />
Articles are NOTlisted in the library catalogue!<br />
Academic integrity at McGill<br />“McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures.”<br />
Is this plagiarism?<br />Turning in a paper you already submitted for another class<br />YES!<br />Buying a paper off the internet<br />YES! <br />Copying an author’s words from an academic article <br />Yes, UNLESS you cite the source.<br />
Does this sentence need a citation?<br />John A. Macdonald was the first prime minister of Canada.<br />No! <br />
Does this sentence need a citation?<br />In 2003, cardiovascular disease was the leading cause of death in Canada, accounting for at least 36% of all deaths.<br /><ul><li>Yes!
Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Health Research - Investing in Canada's Future 2003-2004. 23 Nov. 2006. <http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/24939.html></li></li></ul><li>Examples of citations<br />Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (p. 263).<br />Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (p. 263).<br />
Tips for avoiding plagiarism<br />Start early!<br />Record your sources<br />Practice putting ideas into your own words<br />http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism/<br />
What are your questions?<br />Megan Fitzgibbons<br />Liaison Librarian<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />514-398-4696<br />
Image credits<br />Slide 2: Newspapers by Pieter Musterd (busy) http://www.flickr.com/photos/90794078@N00/2286429272 /<br />Slide 5: Treadmill by lu_luhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/7706223@N02/3325186785/<br />Slide 14: Life ring by mag3737 http://www.flickr.com/photos/50318388@N00/2071089166 /<br />Slide 20: Map by dunechaserhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/12426416@N00/1721982928/<br />Slide 30: Thief by desiretofire : music is the shape of silence http://www.flickr.com/photos/desiretofire/151851052<br />Slide 32: Citation flowchart: Gaunt, Jessica, Nigel Morgan, Rowland Somers, Rosemary Soper, and Erica Swain. Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching. Cardiff, Wales: Cardiff University, 2007. http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/educationandtraining/infolit/hilt/index.html (accessed May 14, 2008).<br />*Used in accordance with Creative Commons licenses<br />