Shelley Roseman Waterbury Campus Library [email_address]
 
What is Academic Writing?
<ul><li>  </li></ul>
 
What about the Internet?
<ul><li>It’s a great starting point…. Just keep in mind:  </li></ul><ul><li>Authority  - Is the website based on reputable...
Library’s Resources <ul><li>www.lib.uconn.edu </li></ul>
 
Sweet Dreams in Hard Times Add to Lottery Sales   Published: September 12, 2008  “… the prospect that the $10 could become...
Are There Books on This Topic? <ul><li>HOMER </li></ul><ul><li>Do an obvious search…use basic  keywords , now do a better ...
Title Search This is a great way to search… if  you know the title   A Streetcar Named Desire ,  An American Tragedy,  The...
<ul><li>Finding  a  peer-reviewed  article about  your topic… </li></ul>
Types of Publications <ul><li>Publishers Weekly </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising Age </li></ul><ul><li>Brandweek </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Full Text  vs.  Abstract  vs.  Citations HTML Full Text  vs.  PDF Full Text </li></ul><ul><li>Full Text  – it’s av...
OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS     VPN - Off-Campus Access to the Library with One Easy Login! University Information Technology Servic...
DD/ILL Document Delivery / Interlibrary Loan <ul><li>Request a book </li></ul><ul><li>Request an article </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>All references in the text of the paper must appear in the  Works Cited  list. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to read cit...
WHAT IS PLAGIARISM? Accidental Plagiarism Deliberate Plagiarism <ul><li>Rewriting from books or articles </li></ul><ul><li...
Questions? [email_address] 203.236-9908 Library Home Page: www.lib.uconn.edu
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    1. 1. Shelley Roseman Waterbury Campus Library [email_address]
    2. 3. What is Academic Writing?
    3. 4. <ul><li>  </li></ul>
    4. 6. What about the Internet?
    5. 7. <ul><li>It’s a great starting point…. Just keep in mind: </li></ul><ul><li>Authority - Is the website based on reputable and reliable sources? Is there a bibliography?  Are there citations?  Is the author of the website an expert on this subject?   </li></ul><ul><li>Objectivity - Is the website free of bias?    Who is responsible for the website? Are you getting an educated version of this topic, or is it just opinion? </li></ul><ul><li>Currency - Has the page been updated recently enough so that it reflects the most current data? Is there a date to indicate that this page is regularly evaluated and maintained? </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage - Does the website have valid information on the topic?  Is it free of typos and errors?  Does the page have a professional look and free of advertising? Are there links to other worthwhile websites?  </li></ul>What about the Internet?
    6. 8. Library’s Resources <ul><li>www.lib.uconn.edu </li></ul>
    7. 10. Sweet Dreams in Hard Times Add to Lottery Sales Published: September 12, 2008 “… the prospect that the $10 could become $100 million …”
    8. 11. Are There Books on This Topic? <ul><li>HOMER </li></ul><ul><li>Do an obvious search…use basic keywords , now do a better search using other strategies…. </li></ul>LOTTERY AND GAMBLING Gambling--United States. Subject Heading Search Boolean Search Key Word Search LOTTERY HOMER – Library Catalog
    9. 12. Title Search This is a great way to search… if you know the title A Streetcar Named Desire , An American Tragedy, The Color Purple omit : A, An, The, etc. Author Search To find a work by a specific author. enter last name first, followed by first name, walker, alice Enter names of organizations or groups: Limits do not apply to this type of search Keyword – Relevance Use basic terms about your topic: “jungle books” To search phrases use quotes: “rudyard kipling” Keyword – Boolean To combine search terms using the word AND “alice walker” and women
    10. 13. <ul><li>Finding a peer-reviewed article about your topic… </li></ul>
    11. 14. Types of Publications <ul><li>Publishers Weekly </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising Age </li></ul><ul><li>Brandweek </li></ul><ul><li>Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia Law Review </li></ul><ul><li>American Journal of Sociology </li></ul><ul><li>Bioethics </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol & Drug Abuse Weekly </li></ul>Magazines Trade Academic <ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Newsweek </li></ul><ul><li>Rolling Stone </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific American </li></ul><ul><li>Nation </li></ul><ul><li>New Yorker </li></ul>
    12. 15. <ul><li>Full Text vs. Abstract vs. Citations HTML Full Text vs. PDF Full Text </li></ul><ul><li>Full Text – it’s available online </li></ul><ul><li>Abstract – a brief summary </li></ul><ul><li>Citation – enough information to find the article </li></ul><ul><li>HTML – regular printout without exact page numbers </li></ul><ul><li>PDF – the article as it appeared in the publication </li></ul><ul><li>UCONN Links – May link to full text access </li></ul>Database Terms
    13. 16. OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS    VPN - Off-Campus Access to the Library with One Easy Login! University Information Technology Services has implemented a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, allowing students and faculty easy access to licensed library databases and electronic journals from off campus.  If you intend to use these materials, begin your research by logging in now . More information about VPN is available at http://security.uconn.edu/guides/vpn.html .
    14. 17. DD/ILL Document Delivery / Interlibrary Loan <ul><li>Request a book </li></ul><ul><li>Request an article </li></ul><ul><li>View Pending Requests </li></ul>http://www.lib.uconn.edu/online/services/ill/
    15. 18. <ul><li>All references in the text of the paper must appear in the Works Cited list. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to read citations </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to use RefWorks </li></ul>MLA Format
    16. 19. WHAT IS PLAGIARISM? Accidental Plagiarism Deliberate Plagiarism <ul><li>Rewriting from books or articles </li></ul><ul><li>copying & pasting from web pages and online sources to create a pa t ch wo r k writing </li></ul><ul><li>buying, downloading, or borrowing a paper </li></ul><ul><li>not knowing when & how to cite </li></ul><ul><li>not knowing how to paraphrase or summarize </li></ul><ul><li>not knowing what “common knowledge” is </li></ul><ul><li>recycling an old paper </li></ul>
    17. 20. Questions? [email_address] 203.236-9908 Library Home Page: www.lib.uconn.edu
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