Presentation on theme: "Déjà Vu: MLA Citations & Research Skills Leadership Phase V – February 15, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Déjà Vu: MLA Citations & Research Skills Leadership Phase V – February 15, 2010
Agenda MLA Documentation Refresher MLA Q & A Best Practices for Conducting Research WTCC Resources Books (Online Catalog, eBooks) Articles (eDatabases - Access/Passwords)
MLA Style: Modern Language Association 6 th Edition Titles Underlined No medium of publication URL included for web publications Distinction made between journals with continuous paging and those with issues paged separately Unavailable information such as publisher, date, etc. is not noted Scottsdale Community College - Library Guides Library Guides: Updates to Citation Guide 7 th Edition Titles are italicized Include a medium of publication (Print, Web, Film, DVD, etc.). Include a URL only when necessary to locate work cited or if your instructor requires it. All journal citations use an issue number, regardless of how they are paginated. Use abbreviations for Web publications when there is no publisher (N.p.), no date (n.d.), or no pagination (n.pag.) available.
Citing Books (MLA 5.5) Book by a Single Author (MLA 5.5.2) Miller, John G. QBQ!: Question Behind the Question. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Print. Book by Two or Three Authors (MLA 5.5.4) Caruso, David R., and Peter Salovey. The Emotionally Intelligent Manager: How to Develop and Use the Four Key Emotional Skills of Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Print. Book by More than Three Authors (MLA 5.5.4) Patterson, Kerry, et al. Influencer: The Power to Change Anything. New York: McGraw-Hill, Print.
Citing an Online Book (MLA 5.6.2c) Sigetich, Andrea, and Carol Leavitt. Play to Your Strengths: Stacking the Deck to Achieve Spectacular Results for Yourself and Others. Franklin Lakes: The Career Press, NetLibrary. Web. 9 Feb
Citing a Journal Article from a subscription service (MLA 5.6.4) Webb, Kerry S. “Why Emotional Intelligence Should Matter to Management: A Survey of the Literature.” SAM Advanced Management Journal 74.2 (2009): Business Source Premier. Web. 9 Feb Webb, Kerry S. "Why Emotional Intelligence Should Matter to Management: A Survey of the Literature." SAM Advanced Management Journal ( ) 74.2 (2009): Business Source Premier. EBSCO. Web. 10 Feb Using MLA Handbook, 7 th edition (5.6.4) “Cite this Article” icon – creates a MLA citation for article (see example)
Citing a Magazine Article from a subscription service (MLA 5.6.4) Roach, Thomas J. “Leadership versus Control: Every Manager Makes a Choice.” Rock Products (2009): 6. Academic Search Premier. Web. 10 Feb
Citing a Newspaper Article from a subscription service (MLA 5.6.4) Brown, Paul B. “How Smart is Your Manager?” New York Times 29 Dec. 2007: 5. Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 10 Feb
Citing a web site (MLA 5.6.2b) Citation Guide: Guides for the MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. Scottsdale Community College Library, 30 Jan Web. 11 Feb
Citing an Article from a web site (MLA 5.6.1) Purdue OWL. "MLA Formatting and Style Guide." The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 11 Jan Web. 11 Feb
Citation Resources on the Web
Citation Resources on the Web NCSU/UNC Citation Builder NCSU -- UNC -- Diana Hacker EasyBib KnightCite (Hekman Library, Calvin College) BibMe Noodle Tools
Additional Information on Citations Online Tutorial: Citing Information (UNC Libraries) There are a number of websites that will help you format your citations in the various styles. These tools are good places to start, but as a “good rule of thumb,” you should always compare citations from these online tools with the MLA Handbook, 7 th edition to check for accuracy. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: MLA, Print.
Best Practices for Conducting Research Keyword Searching Search Connectors Boolean Operators Parentheses, Quotation Marks, Asterisks Evaluating Information Types of Sources Evaluation Criteria
Best Practices… Keyword Searching & Library Databases Keywords = terms or words that help you find information Avoid articles, pronouns, prepositions as these words can derail your search such as: “of, with, the, at, is, on, to, you, it” and more… Avoid single letters such as “a” or “I”
Additional Information on Keyword Searching Online Tutorial: Keyword Searching in Library Databases
Best Practices… Search Connectors Boolean Operators AND = narrow search OR = expand search NOT = exclude specific words or ideas Parentheses Use with “OR” to search for similar terms Quotation Marks Use for “phrase searching” Combining keyword terms Asterisks Use as a wildcard symbol to truncate words Can be used at the root of a word or to replace a letter
Best Practices… Evaluating Information Types of Sources Popular – Magazines & Newspapers Scholarly/Academic/Peer-Reviewed - Journals Evaluation Criteria for Web Sources Accuracy: Author, Purpose Authority: Credentials, URL Domain Objectivity: Goals/Objectives Currency: Date created, Frequency of updates Coverage: Cited Information, Fee/Free Info
Finding Books Print Search the library’s online catalog: Electronic Search NC LIVE (http://www.nclive.org)http://www.nclive.org NetLibrary – contains over 24,000 titles on a variety of subjects MyiLibrary – offers access to over 350 full-text online books on many topics