RUNNING OUT OF
TIME?
UTILIZING THE RESOURCES AT THE UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY
18 October 2010 | State Quad
Emily Gover
eg154329@a...
Information Overload?
 Too much
information and
don’t know what to
do with it?
 Have an idea for a
paper, but not sure
w...
University Library to the rescue!
 Subject-specific databases and
e-journals
 Full-text (.pdf or HTML)
 Available on-si...
Online databases
 Search straight from the library’s
home page
 EBSCO Academic Search
Complete (12,000+ publications)
 ...
Reference Assistance
We’re here to help
 In person – at the desk
 IM – library.albany.edu/help/im
 Text us – 265010, wr...
• Individualized research help
• Find accurate and reliable information
• Learn effective search strategies to save you ti...
LibGuides and UserEd
libguides.albany.edu library.albany.edu/usered
 Guides on specific areas of study
 Helpful external...
Plagiarism
 PLAGIARISM (n.): “Copying the text of
a work created by someone else and
passing it off as your own.” (Dictio...
APA MLA
Authors&
editors
List all authors; last name and initial(s) If more than 3 authors, list the first and then et
al;...
Help With Citations
 Style guide tip sheets:
library.albany.edu/usered/cite/index.html
 Generators
library.albany.edu/re...
Interactive Media Center (IMC)
 Digitals cameras, flash drives,
digital camcorders, tripods,
microphones and more availab...
The World Within Reach…
the University Libraries
library.albany.edu
Thanks to Carol Anderson for some slide
content
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Running Out of Time?: Utilizing the Resources at the University Library

  1. 1. RUNNING OUT OF TIME? UTILIZING THE RESOURCES AT THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 18 October 2010 | State Quad Emily Gover eg154329@albany.edu
  2. 2. Information Overload?  Too much information and don’t know what to do with it?  Have an idea for a paper, but not sure where to start?
  3. 3. University Library to the rescue!  Subject-specific databases and e-journals  Full-text (.pdf or HTML)  Available on-site or off-campus  Subject specialists  Research assistance – for free
  4. 4. Online databases  Search straight from the library’s home page  EBSCO Academic Search Complete (12,000+ publications)  Find databases for your subject area  Use full-text, peer-reviewed, and other filters  Available anytime, 24/7
  5. 5. Reference Assistance We’re here to help  In person – at the desk  IM – library.albany.edu/help/im  Text us – 265010, write ualibraries: your question  Call us – 442-3558  E-mail – library.albany.edu/help/email  By appointment
  6. 6. • Individualized research help • Find accurate and reliable information • Learn effective search strategies to save you time • Get help with bibliographies and works cited pages P.A.W.S. Personalized Assistance With Searching Call 442-3556 or visit the reference desk
  7. 7. LibGuides and UserEd libguides.albany.edu library.albany.edu/usered  Guides on specific areas of study  Helpful external links  Reference collection resources  Steps to a thorough research process  Searching on a local level to worldwide  Evaluate web sites efficiently LibGuides UserEd (Instruction & Tutorials)
  8. 8. Plagiarism  PLAGIARISM (n.): “Copying the text of a work created by someone else and passing it off as your own.” (Dictionary of Law)  Check with your instructor on style preference – it does matter  APA and MLA are most common; Chicago and ASA are also used  Academic dishonesty is not worth it. When in doubt… cite it!
  9. 9. APA MLA Authors& editors List all authors; last name and initial(s) If more than 3 authors, list the first and then et al; spell out first name, include middle name or initial asit appearson title page; only first author’sname inverted Titles Capitalize first word; italicize the title Capitalize every important word; underline the title Place of publication List city and state where published List city where published Dates Listed in parenthesesafter author’s name Listed at the end of the entry Indent “first line of each reference isflush left and subsequent linesare indented.” 299 First line, flush left; second line indent Citation in text Numbered footnotes; “use superscript arabic numerals…list on page at end entitled Footnotes…indent first line of each footnote…Number footnotesto correspond with numbersin text.” (300- 301) “parenthetical citationsin the text keyed to an alphabetical list of workscited that appearsat the end of the work” (152) W eb Generally, include retrieval date and URL Generally, date item accessed and itsURL Journal article Author last name, initials. (date of article). Title of article. Title of Journal italicized, volume number italicized(issue number in parentheses), pages. Author last name, first name. “Article title in quotation marks.” Journal title underlined Volume number (year): pages. Contrasting APA and MLA
  10. 10. Help With Citations  Style guide tip sheets: library.albany.edu/usered/cite/index.html  Generators library.albany.edu/reference/citegen.html  P.A.W.S.  Handouts near the reference desk and Information Commons (MLA and APA)
  11. 11. Interactive Media Center (IMC)  Digitals cameras, flash drives, digital camcorders, tripods, microphones and more available for loan  Video/audio editing, photo manipulation, web design software (among others)  Online handouts and tutorials  Free classes and workshops
  12. 12. The World Within Reach… the University Libraries library.albany.edu Thanks to Carol Anderson for some slide content

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