Presentation on theme: "Information Literacy. Information Literacy includes: The ability of a student to: 1.Identify the need for information Select a topic 2.Access information."— Presentation transcript:
Information Literacy includes: The ability of a student to: 1.Identify the need for information Select a topic 2.Access information Perform Web and library database searching (HW 1 and Lab 8) 3.Evaluate information critically Determine if sources are relevant, current, reliable (Lab 8) 4.Use information for the specific purpose Write the paper (Final Project) 5.Use information ethically and legally Correctly compile in-text citations and reference list (HW 2)
APA formatting Rules of style and formatting pertaining to uniformity in written communication. Includes uniform use of: punctuation and abbreviations construction of tables selection of headings citation of references, and presentation of statistics First developed over 80 years ago APA's style rules and guidelines are set out in a reference book called The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
APA basics The APA style paper has 4 major sections – Title page – Abstract page – Main Body – References page
Title page Page header – 1 line at the top of the page includes: – The words : “Running Head:” followed by the title of the paper flush left – The page number flush right title of the paper – in upper and lowercase letters centered in the upper half of the page with no more than 12 words in length. – All text on the title page, and throughout your paper, should be double-spaced. – title may take up one or two lines. author's name, institutional affiliation
Sample title page http://mlink.mccc.edu/~lyncha/itcluster/docu ments/informationliteracy- sampleAPApapaer.pdf
Abstract Page Begin a new page. Include the page header (described above except without the words “Running head”). On the first line of the abstract page, center the word “Abstract” (no bold, formatting, italics, underlining, or quotation marks). Beginning with the next line (no indentation), write a concise summary of the key points of your research.
Main Body typed, double-spaced, standard (8.5" x 11") paper, 1" margins on all sides, 12 pt, Times New Roman font. page header at the top of every page (do not use the words “Running head”. in-text citations required - follow the author- date method (author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text, for example, (Jones, 1998), All in-text citations must appear in the reference list at the end of the paper.
Sample Main Body http://mlink.mccc.edu/~lyncha/itcluster/docu ments/informationliteracy- sampleAPApapaer.pdf
References page Double spaced hanging indentation - All lines after the first line of each entry in your reference list should be indented one-half inch from the left margin Authors' names are inverted (last name first) Alphabetized by the last name of the first author
Sample References page http://mlink.mccc.edu/~lyncha/itcluster/documents/in formationliteracy-sampleAPApapaer.pdf Library DB: Author, A. A. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/ http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/ Web page: Author, A. A. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/
Your information literacy assignment Select a topic Topics in IT Research HW 1 Lab 7 Read and think Read everything Make notes Outline the findings HW 2 Write the paper Final project Develop the PPT Final project Make oral presentation