Advanced Written Communication Tools Library Instruction Joelle Pitts Undergraduate & Community Services Department.
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Advanced Written Communication Tools Library Instruction Joelle Pitts Undergraduate & Community Services Department
Library Resources for your Research Paper O Navigating the Library O How to research O Finding academic articles and information O Finding books and more O Evaluating web sources O Citing your sources O Plagiarism
Navigating the Library O Library Service and Building Hours: http://www.lib.k- state.edu/hours/halehours.html http://www.lib.k- state.edu/hours/halehours.html O Help Desk: 2 nd Floor O Check out books and other materials O Reserves O Research Help O Website O Accessing online resources
Keywords Why use keywords? Search engines do not understand phrases Select keywords – and synonyms Can combine keywords to narrow search Use “ “ to search for a small group of words Now you try: What are some keywords we can use for this topic: “Do video games cause violent behavior?”
What are academic sources? O Written by experts in the field O Often reviewed by experts in the field O Are more often found in academic journals and books O Academic websites O Government websites O Example: Journal of Media Psychology
What are NOT Academic Sources? O Wikipedia O Most websites O Popular magazines O Newspapers
Databases O What is an academic database? O A collection of articles and books, sometimes related to a specific discipline O Library Databases O www.lib.k-state.edu www.lib.k-state.edu O Good Places to Start O ProQuest Research Library O Academic OneFile O CQ Researcher
Books! O Libraries Catalog O http://catalog.lib.ksu.edu http://catalog.lib.ksu.edu
Interlibrary Loan O Found an awesome resource, but K-State Libraries does not own it? Now what?? O Interlibrary Loan – we will try to borrow the item for you O https://ksu.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html
Why Cite Sources? If you use someone else’s words or ideas give them credit. Citing your sources provides a map of your research process. Your audience can follow this map to learn more or verify your information.
Plagiarism What is plagiarism? Intellectual Theft! How to Avoid Plagiarism Put quoted text or words in quotation marks and cite your source Cite any ideas that are not “common sense” Remember to cite paraphrased information and ideas List the source in a bibliography AND cite at point of use in paper.
Citations typically contains the following elements: Title of the item Name(s) of author(s) or editor(s) Name of the magazine or journal Volume or issue numbers Page numbers Publication date Publisher’s location Publisher’s name Citing Your Sources
Citation Tools Citation Builder http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/citationbuilder/ OWL at Purdue http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/ EasyBib Citation Guide http://www.easybib.com/ebook K-State Libraries MLA Style Tutorial http://www.lib.k-state.edu/depts/libinst/mla.html Remember, if you have a question about a citation, you can always ask a librarian for help.
How to Get Help O Ask a Librarian! (That’s why we’re here) O http://www.lib.k- state.edu/reference/vref/index.html http://www.lib.k- state.edu/reference/vref/index.html O Text, Email, Phone, In Person or IM O Research Help at K-State Libraries O Class Guide O Open Research Lab: O Thursday, April 14 th at 11:00 am (Hale 408) O Tuesday, April 19 th at 1:30 pm (Hale 407)