ITCT COMM 1345

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ITCT COMM 1345

  1. 1. Library Sources for ITCT Melanie Parlette, BA, MLIS ITCT Liaison Library Resource Centre Conestoga College September 2011
  2. 2. Today we will cover . . . <ul><li>PIN Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>IEEE Citations </li></ul><ul><li>RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Search Complete </li></ul><ul><li>Proquest </li></ul><ul><li>IEEE ASPP </li></ul>
  3. 3. PIN Numbers <ul><li>Login: Student ID </li></ul><ul><li>Password: 4 digit PIN number </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your PIN Number gives you access to library resources from anywhere off-campus! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why cite your sources? <ul><li>Plagiarism is a serious violation of academic integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Give credit where credit is due </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen the quality of your arguments through referencing scholars </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ways to avoid plagiarism <ul><li>Cite sources that are not common knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Manage your time – the earlier you start an assignment the more capable you will be of using the sources properly </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for help, talk to someone at the LRC or the Writing Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Even when you are not using the exact words of someone else, you still need to credit the source </li></ul><ul><li>Keep notes and bibliographic information together </li></ul><ul><ul><li> RefWorks is one way to keep all your citation information together! </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Assignment <ul><li>Document your search strategy and databases used </li></ul><ul><li>Compile a bibliography on a subject related to ITCT </li></ul><ul><li>Create a IEEE Reference list of 6-8 items </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Getting Started
  8. 8. ITCT Research Guide http://exploreguides.conestogac.on.ca/ITCT
  9. 9. Sign up for RefWorks
  10. 10. Sign up for a New Account
  11. 11. Searching Databases
  12. 12. Searching Databases IEEE ASPP <ul><li>Tips: </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow by content type </li></ul><ul><li>(Journals) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Narrow by publication year </li></ul><ul><li>3. Narrow by subject </li></ul><ul><li>4. Narrow by Full Text </li></ul><ul><li>5. Export to RefWorks </li></ul>Specialized subject database
  13. 13. Importing to RefWorks <ul><li>Export database direct to RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Sign in to RefWorks if not already logged in </li></ul><ul><li>View last imported folder </li></ul><ul><li>*New Folder “ITCT” </li></ul><ul><li>Check new reference </li></ul><ul><li>Add to new folder </li></ul>
  14. 14. Searching Databases
  15. 15. RefWorks <ul><li>Creating a Bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Create a bibliography” </li></ul><ul><li>Select Output style manager </li></ul><ul><li>Select “IEEE Communication Magazine” as Output Style </li></ul><ul><li>File Type “Word for Windows” </li></ul><ul><li>References to include “ITCT” </li></ul>
  16. 16. Get Help! <ul><li>By Email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IM Chat on the LRC Contact Us Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or in the ITCT “Research Guide” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In Person </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit the LRC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Wednesdays 12-7:30 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By Phone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Desk @ 519-748-5220 x3361 </li></ul></ul>

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