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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
Unit 7 Term Project
  • Assigned topic
  • Reference source
  • Books
  • Magazine article
  • Journal article
  • Web document
term project
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
topics
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.
library reference room find a subject encyclopedia re define the topic
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
example broad topic terrorism
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
2 3 finding books
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
example
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.

4 use expanded academic asap to find a magazine article
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

.

5 select a subject database to find a scholarly journal article
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
example12
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.

6 use a search engine to find a web document
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
example14
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 .

grading
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
what did we learn
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
written final exam
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.
what to focus on
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
unit 6 citation corrections
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 .

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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

.

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