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A workshop for New York City high school students in the College Now program at Hunter College.

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Citation Management

  1. 1. + Citation Management Concepts and Skills for Digital Research John Pell Assistant Professor Hunter College Libraries
  2. 2. + Overview Discussion of Citations Technologies for Citation Management Applying Citation Management with RefWorks
  3. 3. + Citations
  4. 4. + Citations  What does “citation” mean to you?  What kind of information might be included in a citation?  What might a citation look like?  Why might a citation be significant?  What problems may be involved in using citations?  Bonus Question: can you define any of the following terms and how they may relate to citations in a digital environment: XML, URL, DOI, metadata?
  5. 5. + Some Citation Formats  American Psychological Association (APA)  Elmborg, J. (2006). Critical information literacy: Implications for instructional practice. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 32(2), 192–199.  American Medical Association (AMA)  1. Elmborg J. Critical information literacy: Implications for instructional practice. The Journal of Academic Librarianship. 2006;32(2):192–199.  Modern Language Association (MLA)  Elmborg, J. “Critical Information Literacy: Implications for Instructional Practice.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 32.2 (2006): 192–199.
  6. 6. + Citations as Tools for Evaluating Information CITATION 1 CITATION 2  AUTHOR: A person trained an  AUTHOR: Anonymous experienced in the topic they are writing about.  TITLE: Does not relate to subject  TITLE: Clearly relates to the subject of the article citing it. of the article that cited it.  WHO PUBLISHED IT: Self-  WHO PUBLISHED IT: A journal published blog devoted to the subject of the article that rigorously screens and edits  WHEN IT WAS PUBLISHED: submissions. Before anything significant was  WHEN IT WAS PUBLISHED: at a known about the subject. time when knowledge of the subject was well-developed  WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT: URL that may or may not work 3  WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT: months from now. Specific pages of a specific issue published on a specific date.
  7. 7. + Problems involved with using citations  What if we need to change to a different format?  Whatif we are using a numbered format and we need to change the order of our citations?  What if we want to use some of the same citations in a different paper?
  8. 8. + Technologies for Citation Management Building personal databases for your research and writing
  9. 9. + Some Technologies for Citation Management  EndNote  Mendeley  Microsoft Word  RefWorks  Zotero
  10. 10. + Evaluating Technologies for Citation Management  How much does it cost?  How much of it needs to be installed on your computer?  How can you access your data?  How can you share your data?  How does it work with other technology that you use for research and writing?
  11. 11. + RefWorks  Free to Hunter Affiliates.  $100/year for individual license  Mainly Web-based  Optional plug-ins enhance citation capturing and word processing  Access with a web browser and an internet connection  Share with other RefWorks users through shared folders.  Optimized for IE, integrates with Word, citation capture is often broken.
  12. 12. + Applying Citation Management with RefWorks Building personal databases for your research and writing
  13. 13. + RefWorks Exercises  Create a RefWorks account  Understand how to login off-campus using the RefWorks group code for Hunter: RWHuntC  Import citations for books from your syllabus into your refworks database  Insert citations from your refworks database into a word document  Format the word document according to APA style rules, save a copy and email it to John Pell
  14. 14. + Session Evaluation  Please complete the session evaluation.  Thanks!