Some data sources • Google is (sometimes) a good place to start, but don't stop there • Go to the library! Touch paper! • Stanford On-line resources: • Trade press, news, mags: ABI Inform, DJI, Lexis/Nexis • Stanford electronic journalshttp://library.stanford.edu/collect/ejourns.html • B-school resourceshttp://wesley.stanford.edu/library/databases/index.html • Multex (analyst reports) • Infotech Trends (market info / forecasts) • Reuters Business Insight (Market research) • Regulatory agencies: FCC http://www.fcc.gov • Filed commentsECFS: http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/comsrch_v2.cgi
Citing sources Direct quote (exact words) use quotation marks and give precise citation, including page #'s Paraphrasing or summarizing: no quotation marks butcite to the most relevant source, with page #'s when a specific part ofthe work is directly relevant. Primary vs. Secondary sources: when quoting somebody else's quotation, give them credit forfinding that citation in the first place. Cite to the primary sourceand indicate "as cited by" the secondary source.
Citation formats • Different disciplines / journals use different formats. PICK ONE • For example, APA style: Journal article:Fine, M. A., & Kurdek, L. A. (1993). Reflections on determining authorship credit and authorship order on faculty-student collaborations. American Psychologist, 48, 1141-1147. Book: Nicol, A. A. M., & Pexman, P. M. (1999). Presenting your findings: A practical guide for creating tables. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Book chapter: O'Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York: Springer. • Many on-line resources. For example: http://webster.commnet.edu/apa/apa_index.htm • Citing on-line sources: use a format as close as possible to the citation format for printed sources, add URL and retrieval date.http://webster.commnet.edu/apa/apa_index.htm