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Unit 7 Term Project Assigned topic Reference source Books Magazine article Journal article Web document Term Project Grade 25% of final grade; follow directions, do it carefully Must be word processed Hand written projects will not be accepted Completion date Friday, March 26. 2004

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Unit 7 Term Project

  • Assigned topic

  • Reference source

  • Books

  • Magazine article

  • Journal article

  • Web document


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Term Project

  • Grade

    • 25% of final grade; follow directions, do it carefully

  • Must be word processed

    • Hand written projects will not be accepted

  • Completion date

    • Friday, March 26. 2004

  • Plagiarism: How to Avoid It

    • Your own work; no help from librarians, friends

    • Plagiarism means failure


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Topics

  • Assigned topic is broad, general

  • Narrow it down with 2nd idea

  • Items you find should be related to a re-defined topic – the broad topic and the 2nd idea.


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Library Reference Room Find a Subject Encyclopedia Re-define the Topic

  • Select subject area for topic

  • Use LC codes, find a subject encyclopedia with essay on the topic

  • Use essay to restate topic with a 2nd idea

  • Provide title, call number of subject encyclopedia, pages with essay


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ExampleBroad Topic: Terrorism

  • 1. Subject encyclopedia with essay

    • Sociology (HM-HX); Political Science (J-JX)

    • A. Title, Call Number, Pages with Essay

      • Encyclopedia of Sociology

      • Call number: Ref HM45.E5 Pages: 337-342

      • Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

      • Call number: Ref JA61.O95; Pages: 829-831

    • B. Restated Topic

      • Terrorism and Personality Types


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2-3. Finding Books

  • 2. Find book in Feinberg Library catalog

    • Search words used

    • MLA book citation

  • 3. Find book using commercial database

    • Name of a database used

    • Search words used

    • MLA book citation

  • Use relevance, scholarship to select books


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Example

  • 2. Find a book in Feinberg Library

    • A. Search words: terrorists

    • B. MLA Book Citation:

    • Dobson, Christopher and Ronald Payne.

      The Terrorists: Their Weapons, Leaders,

      and Tactics. New York: Facts on File,

      1982.


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Example

  • 3. Find a book in commercial database

    • A. Name of database used

      • NetLibrary Electronic Books

    • B. Search words used

      • Terrorists and personality

    • C. MLA book citation

      • Silke, Andrew. Terrorists, Victims, and Society:

        Psychological Perspectives on Terrorism and

        its Consequences. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2003.


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4. Use Expanded Academic ASAP to Find a Magazine Article

  • A. What search words did you use

  • B. How many records did you find?

  • MLA magazine citation


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Example

  • A. Search words used

    • Terrorists and psychological aspects

  • B. Records found

    • 57 records

  • MLA magazine citation

    • Zakaria, Fareed. “Suicide Bombers Can Be

      Stopped.” Newsweeek 25 August 2003: 57.

      Expanded Academic ASAP. Plattsburgh

      State University Library. 4 March 2004

      <http://www.Infotrac. Galegroup.com>.


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5. Select a Subject Database to Find a Scholarly Journal Article

  • A. Name of database selected

  • B. Search words used

  • C. How many records found

  • MLA journal citation


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Example

  • A. Name of database used

    • Social Sciences Abstracts

  • B. Search words used

    • terrorists and psychology

  • Records found: 7

  • MLA journal citation

    Beck, Aaron T. “Prisoners of Hate.” Behavior Research and Therapy 40.3(2002):209-16.


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6. Use a Search Engine to Find a Web Document

  • A. Name of search engine used

  • B. Search words used

  • C. How many records found

  • MLA Web document citation


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Example

  • Name of search engine used: Teoma

  • Search words

    • Terrorism “personality types”

  • Records found: 943

  • MLA Web document citation

    Library of Congress (Federal Research Division). The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why. September 1999. 4 March 2004 <http://www.fas.org/irp/threat/frd.html>.


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Grading

  • Quality of items you select

    • Suitability to the topic as you restated it

    • Authority, authorship

    • Documentation, scholarship

  • Quality of the citations

    • Perfect MLA formatting

    • Word processed


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What Did We Learn?

  • How to use College and Library network

  • How and when to use Reference Room find reference sources for topics

  • How and when to use Web directories and search engines

  • How and when to use commercial databases

  • How to evaluate information

  • How to cite documents using MLA style


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Written Final Exam

  • Final exam in class – Oct. 15, 2003

  • Several questions with one sentence answers – no multiple choice

  • Hands on demonstration of your ability to use network and databases

  • Questions from all assignments, web readings on LIB101 page, powerpoint presentation notes.


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What to Focus On

  • How to find reference sources in ref room

  • Selecting, using commercial databases and online catalog

    • Choosing databases by subject areas

    • AND, OR, and field searching

  • Selecting and using Web search tools

    • Difference between directories and search engines

    • AND, OR, and field searching


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What to Focus On

Know evaluation criteria

  • Signs of a “good” book

  • Difference between journal and magazine

  • How to judge a Web document


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Unit 6 Citation Corrections

  • Lewis, Bernard. The Crisis of Islam: Holy Was

    and Unholy Terror. New York: Modern

    Library, 2003.

  • Hoover, Judith D. and Leigh Ann Howard.

    “The Political Correctness Controversy

    Revisited.” American Behavioral Scientist

    38.7 (1995): 963-976. INFOTRAC

    Expanded Academic ASAP. Plattsburgh

    State Univ. Lib., Plattsburgh. 3 Mar.

    2004 <http://www.galegroup.com>.


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Unit 6 Citation Corrections

  • O’Neill, William L. “Political Correctness at

    Rutgers.” The New Leader 13 February

    1995: 11-14.

  • Hackbarth, Steven. The Burmese Mountain

    Dog. 3 May 1999. 3 Feb. 2004

    <http//lme.mankato.msus.edu/akcj3/bmd.html>.


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