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+ Types of Research Sources Print Sources Books Articles from Journals Articles from Newspapers (the only exception to the no.com rule) Articles from Magazines Non-Print Sources Oral Interviews Motion Picture TV Broadcast Music Recording Emails Websites
+ Print Sources vs. Websites Published via a publishing company Editors check and verify information More time consuming More difficult to narrow scope for research Print Sources Anyone can publish a webpage; many sites do not verify validity of information Quicker and topics can be narrowed down more easily Access to a wide variety of sources and perspectives More accessible for most people Websites
+ How to Search the Internet Effectively Using the Advanced Search option Most search engines have an advanced search option This allows you to be more specific about the type of information you are looking for Using words and symbols to narrow your search AND – use when you want to find two words together. For example, “Great Depression AND Langston Hughes” OR –use when you can accept a couple of words. For example, “Great Depression OR Economic Recessions” “-” use the minus sign when you want to exclude a word. For example, “Great Depression –prescriptions” Quotations – use when you want to find an exact phrase. For example, if you wanted a title of a poem by Langston Hughes you could write “Ballad of Roosevelt”
+ How to Search the Internet Effectively cont. Finding reliable sources Make sure the information comes from a reliable person or organization. In other words, Martha Stewart would NOT be a reliable person for biographical info on Langston Hughes, whereas the Cambridge Journal of American Literature is a reliable source Look at the web address: Is the source from a museum, literary or historical journal, newspaper, library, or a university? If so, these are sites that can generally be trusted. Utilize the “Dupe Detector” checklist handed out at the beginning of class. If several of the website characteristics qualify as questionable, do NOT use it USE THIS FOR EVERY ONLINE SOURCE USED
+ What to Cite and How to Cite Effectively What information do I cite? If it is not your own ideas or well known information you need to cite where you obtained your info from. An example of well known info would be “George Washington was the first president of the United States.” If you are unsure if you need to cite something, ASK Why cite your info? Firstly, passing someone’s info as your own is plagiarism Secondly, it helps the reader verify your research and/or helps the reader conduct research of their own
+ What and How to Cite cont. We will be using the MLA footnote citation format for this project. You will also complete an MLA formatted Works Cited page To cite material correctly and ensure you are not plagiarizing, you must make sure you have all the necessary source info for every source. Use a source sheet for this process. EVERY source that you use needs to have a completed source sheet that applies to the type of source you are using. There will be a copy of each type of source sheet in the classroom, please acquaint yourself with their location The source sheets we are using include a section for annotation. As you finalize your project, select at least 4 sources that were of the most help to you and prepare a rough draft of your source annotation on the source sheet.
+ How to Cite Internet Sources cont. Works Cited Page Use MLA formatting style 1” margins Works Cited centered at top of page Double space all entries Left align insertion point Alphabetize each entry by first letter Use italics for titles of books, magazines, and films Use quotations around titles of poems, short stories and magazine article Indent all lines subsequent after the 1 st line