On the side … Library Book Sale April 14th –19th Kiss & Tell Celebrate national Library Week Write a love letter to the library April 16th – 18th “Mobilizing Bolivia’s Displaced” Book Discussion Dr. Nicole Fabricant April 25th, 12:30-1:30, Cook 507
Agenda Plagiarism reading discussion Investigating Journals Investigating Articles For your future research
Plagiarism Using someone’s ideas or expression of those ideas (words, pictures, music, etc) Without giving proper credit http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/09/12/copy-cat/
It’s out there, why not reuse it? Towson Professor and Plagiarism Articles Discussion on the articles: • Your thoughts on plagiarism • Why do people plagiarize, intentionally or not? • Does using images off the internet count? • How does plagiarism affect academia/biology? • What examples of plagiarism have you heard of? In the news? From a friend? Etc?
The point is… No matter where you are, you will constantly need to assess the information around you In order to be an informed consumer you should know how to evaluate the information you acquire In order to support your own arguments you should know how to research your question and cite your sources
Investigating Journals Smallgroups will investigate author submission requirements for their assigned journal Use the worksheet as a guideline Smallgroups will report/discuss their findings in 15 minutes
Investigating Journals Journal of Virology Virology Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Investigating Articles Does the library subscribe to your journal? Download a research article published in 2011 from your journal
Investigating Articles Doesyour article follow the structure guidelines required by the journal? How many references does your article list?
Investigating Articles Find you article in Google Scholar Find your article in Scopus How many times has your article been cited?
For your future research Considerwhere your information is coming from even when searching library databases Cite your sources