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Building Better Bibliographies The Start of Credibility Ora Sprague Library Presenter: Linda Jones
Good Bibliographies Give credibility to your thesis. Improve your paper. Provide points for others to check Prove that you have done research Give Credit to sources for ideas and words Avoid unintentional Plagiarism Expulsion Failing the paper or class Wasting time and effort.
Mistress Nathalie Ramos C/o Mr. Efrain Garza 75 Merriman St. El Paso, TX 33412 Writing A Bibliography is like Addressing an Envelope Each part helps locate the precise person.
Pretend you are writing an address in “snail mail” Start with the lesser item (chapters, articles, etc. Move to the greater item Title of Book, journal, editors, etc. Give State (publisher for book) Add the “Zip codes” (dates, pages, etc.) Follow the punctuation and abbreviation rules laid out by “post office” (Manual)
Style Manuals include Bibliographies Modern Language Association (MLA)-- Humanities American Psychological Association (APA) -- Sciences And others!!!
Setting the Stage 1. Find out what form you will be required to use. 2. Purchase your own copy if at all possible. Use the index of the book for efficiency.
Which page of a research project should always be begun first? Your Bibliography!!!
Diagnostic #2 Four Basic Footnote Forms 1.Book 2. Print Journal articles 3.Web pages 4.Online journal articles
Prevent nasty aches and pains 1. Prepare Bib card directly from the source before you take notes. Discover any problems. Writing the reference page will be easy! 2. Take good notes and always link to a source! Number or Letter your resources you use and link any notes to the number E.g. A 15 would be resource A, p. 15.
The Book Format usually contains: Author (Last name, first name or initial.) Complete Title Place of Publication Publisher (Often shortened) Publication Date
Diagnostic#1 Where do you find this information? The Cover, The Spine, Or The Title Page ?
Book Format Examples Books ( one author) APA Tannen, D. (1998). The Argument culture: moving from debate to dialogue. New York: Random House. MLA Tannen, Deborah. The Argument Culture : Moving from Debate to Dialogue. New York: Random, 1998.
Journal Format contains Author Title of the article Title of Journal Volume information Pages Date Where do you find this information? This is Trickier!
Diagnostic #3 Killing the Cut and Paste Virus Databases do not follow Style guides!
Compare These Electronic indexes. Academic Search Elite Title: Anxious? Get used to it. Source: Fortune, 3/3/2003, Vol. 147 Issue 4, p39, 2p, 2bwFortune Author Colvin, GeoffreyColvin, Geoffrey PARII Anxious? Get used to it Fortune ; New York; Mar 3, 2003; Geoffrey Colvin; Geoffrey Colvin Volume 147 Issue 4 Start Page 39 ISSN 00158259 Full Text:
Two kinds of journal forms Continuous pagination ( by volume) Noncontinuous pagination (by issue) Don’t get hit with the wrong form!
Journals (Continuous Pagination) APA McLoyd, V.C.(1998). Socioeconomic disadvantages and child development. American Psychologist, 53, 185-204. MLA McLoyd, Vonnie C. “Socioeconomic Disadvantages and Child Development.” American Psychologist 53 (1998): 185- 204. No Issue Number is needed!!!!
Journals (Non Continuous Pagination) APA McLoyd, V.C.(1998). Socioeconomic disadvantages and child development. American Psychologist, 53 (4),185-204. MLA McLoyd, Vonnie C. “Socioeconomic Disadvantages and Child Development.” American Psychologist 53.4 (1998): 185- 204. An Issue Number is Needed!!!
Internet Web Site Author’s Name if available Title of Site URL (Uniform Resource Locater) Date created (Sometimes) Date accessed—Always!
Sample Web Page APA Duffy, M. (2002, March). Weapons of war: poison gas. First World War.com. Retrieved March 3, 2003. http://www.firstworldwar.com/weaponry/gas.htm 4.16.75 MLA Duffy Michael. “Weapons of War: Poison Gas.” First World War.com 3 Mar 2003..http://www.firstworldwar.com/weaponry/gas.htm 4.9.2c
Online Journal contains Author Title of article Journal Title Publication date of original source Vol. & issue numbers Pages Retrieved date Title and URL of Host database
APA Tator, C., Carson, J. D., & Cushman, R. (2000). Hocky injuries of the spine in Canada, 1966- 1996. CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal 162 (6) 787-791. Retrieved Nov. 15, 2000, from Academic Search Elite database. MLA Tator, Charles, James D. Carson, and Robert Cushman. “Hocky of the Spine in Canada, 1966-1996.” CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association Journal 162 (1996): 787-791. Academic Search Elite. Ebscohost. Roberts Wesleyan Coll. Lib., Rochester, NY. 15 Nov. 2000. Sample Online Journals from a Host Database
Internet Resources Tips Periodical from Database? Web site Be prepared to provide a copy of the item for instructor. Identify the name of the database Do not settle for home page. at end of material. And date retrieved
There is help on the Internet, but be careful. Be sure it is the latest date of the style manual. Some sites may not be in existence any more. See Reference page at Sprague Library for sites.Sprague Library
Additional help Software available: Endnote Citation Plus Citation 8 Additional workshops Writing Lab Reference Librarian available
Practice Title:The Causes and Timing of Iraq's Wars: A Power Cycle Assessment. Subject( s): WARWAR; IRAQ; IRAN; HUSSEIN, SaddamIRAQIRANHUSSEIN, Saddam Source:International Political Science ReviewInternational Political Science Review, Jan2003, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p151, 15p, 7 graphs Author(s ): Parasiliti, Andrew T. This is a Journal with continuous pagination