Evaluating And Citing Resources For Research

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Evaluating And Citing Resources For Research

  1. 1. Evaluating and Citing Resources for Research
  2. 2. 1. Finding Sources
  3. 3. 2. Evaluating Sources <ul><li>Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Questions to ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><li>Who wrote it ? What are the author's credentials? If it's an organization what type of organization? </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3. Organizing Sources <ul><li>Annotated Bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>- A list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Organizing Sources <ul><li>Example of Annotated Bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Tran, Anthony and Allan M. Tow. “America, Your Children Are Left Behind.” Journal of Paralegal Education and Practice, vol. 13, 1997: 115. Online. LEXIS-NEXIS® Academic, March 29, 2002. </li></ul><ul><li>A refugee of the Vietnam War writes an overview of the legal status of Amerasians, particularly those from Korea, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The extensive bibliography in this law review article is especially useful for identifying relevant legislation on Amerasians . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Synthesizing Sources <ul><li>Combining elements from various sources to form a single, unified entity. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Successful Synthesis?
  8. 8. MLA Style <ul><li>The citation format recommended by the Modern Languages Association. </li></ul><ul><li>See Ch. 13 “Documenting Sources” pgs. 484-496 </li></ul>
  9. 9. MLA Style <ul><li>Two-Part System to credit sources: </li></ul><ul><li>In-Text Citation </li></ul><ul><li>Works Cited </li></ul>
  10. 10. MLA Style <ul><li>In-Text Citation </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick H. Booth, author of Research is Fun asserts that students actually have a real interest in entering into a dialogue with their sources (12). That viewpoint is very much contested by my experience. </li></ul>
  11. 11. How to Integrate Sources <ul><li>S </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul>
  12. 12. How to Integrate Sources <ul><li>The proper way to integrate sources: </li></ul><ul><li>SIGNAL - Introduce the source material. Use a lead-in, such as the author's name, to signal to the reader that you are about to use an outside source. </li></ul><ul><li>CITE - Document the reference according to the style guide preferred by your department. Integrate the reference smoothly into your text. </li></ul><ul><li>COMMENT- Comment in detail on the significance of the citation to your thesis. It does not speak for itself. </li></ul>
  13. 13. MLA Style <ul><li>In-Text Citation </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick H. Booth, author of Research is Fun asserts that students actually have a real interest in entering into a dialogue with their sources (12). That viewpoint is very much contested by my experience. </li></ul>
  14. 14. MLA Style <ul><li>In-Text Citation </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick H. Booth, author of Research is Fun asserts that students actually have a real interest in entering into a dialogue with their sources (12). That viewpoint is very much contested by my experience. </li></ul>Signal
  15. 15. MLA Style <ul><li>In-Text Citation </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick H. Booth, author of Research is Fun asserts that students actually have a real interest in entering into a dialogue with their sources (12). That viewpoint is very much contested by my experience. </li></ul>Cite
  16. 16. MLA Style <ul><li>In-Text Citation </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick H. Booth, author of Research is Fun asserts that students actually have a real interest in entering into a dialogue with their sources (12). That viewpoint is very much contested by my experience. </li></ul>Comment
  17. 17. Assignment <ul><li>For Tuesday: </li></ul><ul><li>Read Ch. 13 “Research & Writing: Gathering and Using Information from Sources ” </li></ul><ul><li>Pgs. 444-462 </li></ul>

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