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1 Unit 7 Term Project n Assigned topic n Reference source n Books n Magazine article n Journal article n Web document

2 Term Project n Grade u 25% of final grade; follow directions, do it carefully n Must be word processed u Hand written projects will not be accepted n Completion date u Friday, March n Plagiarism: How to Avoid It Plagiarism: How to Avoid ItPlagiarism: How to Avoid It u Your own work; no help from librarians, friends u Plagiarism means failure

3 Topics n Assigned topic is broad, general n Narrow it down with 2 nd idea n Items you find should be related to a re-defined topic – the broad topic and the 2 nd idea.

4 1.Library Reference Room Find a Subject Encyclopedia Re-define the Topic n Select subject area for topic n Use LC codes, find a subject encyclopedia with essay on the topic n Use essay to restate topic with a 2nd idea n Provide title, call number of subject encyclopedia, pages with essay

5 Example Broad Topic: Terrorism n 1. Subject encyclopedia with essay u Sociology (HM-HX); Political Science (J-JX) u A. Title, Call Number, Pages with Essay F Encyclopedia of Sociology F Call number: Ref HM45.E5 Pages: F Oxford Companion to Politics of the World F Call number: Ref JA61.O95; Pages: u B. Restated Topic F Terrorism and Personality Types

6 2-3. Finding Books n 2. Find book in Feinberg Library catalog u Search words used u MLA book citation n 3. Find book using commercial database u Name of a database used u Search words used u MLA book citation n Use relevance, scholarship to select books

7 Example n 2. Find a book in Feinberg Library u A. Search words: terrorists u B. MLA Book Citation: u Dobson, Christopher and Ronald Payne. The Terrorists: Their Weapons, Leaders, The Terrorists: Their Weapons, Leaders, and Tactics. New York: Facts on File, and Tactics. New York: Facts on File,

8 Example n 3. Find a book in commercial database u A. Name of database used F NetLibrary Electronic Books NetLibrary Electronic Books NetLibrary Electronic Books u B. Search words used F Terrorists and personality u C. MLA book citation F Silke, Andrew. Terrorists, Victims, and Society: Psychological Perspectives on Terrorism and Psychological Perspectives on Terrorism and its Consequences. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, its Consequences. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2003.

9 4. Use Expanded Academic ASAP to Find a Magazine Article n A. What search words did you use n B. How many records did you find? n MLA magazine citation

10 Example n A. Search words used u Terrorists and psychological aspects n B. Records found u 57 records n MLA magazine citation u Zakaria, Fareed. “Suicide Bombers Can Be Stopped.” Newsweeek 25 August 2003: 57. Stopped.” Newsweeek 25 August 2003: 57. Expanded Academic ASAP. Plattsburgh Expanded Academic ASAP. Plattsburgh State University Library. 4 March 2004 State University Library. 4 March http://www.Infotrac. Galegroup.comhttp://www.Infotrac. Galegroup.com

11 5. Select a Subject Database to Find a Scholarly Journal ArticleSelect a Subject Database to Find a Scholarly Journal Article 5. Select a Subject Database to Find a Scholarly Journal ArticleSelect a Subject Database to Find a Scholarly Journal Article n A. Name of database selected n B. Search words used n C. How many records found n MLA journal citation

12 Example n A. Name of database used u Social Sciences Abstracts n B. Search words used u terrorists and psychology n Records found:7 n MLA journal citation Beck, Aaron T. “Prisoners of Hate.” Behavior Research and Therapy 40.3(2002):

13 6. Use a Search Engine to Find a Web DocumentUse a Search Engine to Find a Web Document 6. Use a Search Engine to Find a Web DocumentUse a Search Engine to Find a Web Document n A. Name of search engine used n B. Search words used n C. How many records found n MLA Web document citation

14 Example n Name of search engine used: Teoma n Search words u Terrorism “personality types” n Records found: 943 n MLA Web document citation Library of Congress (Federal Research Division). The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why. September March Library of Congress (Federal Research Division). The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why. September March 2004.

15 Grading n Quality of items you select u Suitability to the topic as you restated it u Authority, authorship u Documentation, scholarship n Quality of the citations u Perfect MLA formatting u Word processed

16 What Did We Learn? n How to use College and Library network n How and when to use Reference Room find reference sources for topics n How and when to use Web directories and search engines n How and when to use commercial databases n How to evaluate information n How to cite documents using MLA style

17 Written Final Exam n Final exam in class – Oct. 15, 2003 n Several questions with one sentence answers – no multiple choice n Hands on demonstration of your ability to use network and databases n Questions from all assignments, web readings on LIB101 page, powerpoint presentation notes.

18 What to Focus On n How to find reference sources in ref room n Selecting, using commercial databases and online catalog u Choosing databases by subject areas u AND, OR, and field searching n Selecting and using Web search tools u Difference between directories and search engines u AND, OR, and field searching

19 What to Focus On Know evaluation criteria u Signs of a “good” book u Difference between journal and magazine u How to judge a Web document

20 Unit 6 Citation Corrections n Lewis, Bernard. The Crisis of Islam: Holy Was and Unholy Terror. New York: Modern and Unholy Terror. New York: Modern Library, Library, n Hoover, Judith D. and Leigh Ann Howard. “The Political Correctness Controversy “The Political Correctness Controversy Revisited.” American Behavioral Scientist Revisited.” American Behavioral Scientist 38.7 (1995): INFOTRAC 38.7 (1995): INFOTRAC Expanded Academic ASAP. Plattsburgh Expanded Academic ASAP. Plattsburgh State Univ. Lib., Plattsburgh. 3 Mar. State Univ. Lib., Plattsburgh. 3 Mar

21 Unit 6 Citation Corrections n O’Neill, William L. “Political Correctness at Rutgers.” The New Leader 13 February Rutgers.” The New Leader 13 February 1995: : n Hackbarth, Steven. The Burmese Mountain Dog. 3 May Feb Dog. 3 May Feb


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