Why do we cite?

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 26th, 2016

The Hum. 4 paper is due in a few short days & my inbox is happily filled with citation conundrums.

 

Why do we do it?

 

Academics cite for a variety of good reasons, including:

  • To supply the reader with the source information, should the reader wish to locate the item.
  • To demonstrate use of, and credit, the work being drawn upon.
  • To distinguish the different voices contributing to one’s project, including distinguishing one’s own voice and contribution to the conversation.

 

A quick shout-out to Noodletools.com (integrates with Google docs!) for citation creation and it even helps with in-text citation format.

 

Citation sticky wickets?  Let me know, happy to help!

 

 

Image Information:

NoodleTools: Works Cited Project Page. Noodletools. Web. 22 April 2016.

 

Citation Resolutions

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 7th, 2016

Resolute to citing all sources?   Many library eCollections will self-cite.  Look for buttons that read ‘cite’ or ‘cite now.’

 

Products from the Gale company will even import the citation into your Google Drive.  Level up!

 

 

“Research Methods – Citation Pop-Up.” Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 22 Dec. 2015.

 

ebrary Update

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 30th, 2014

ebrary has a new reader interface.  While the search page and function remain unchanged, the eBook display screen has been updated, including  the eBook now being located on the right-hand side of the screen, table of contents on the left, as well as the inclusion of a handy citation generation button.

 

Screenshot of new ebrary reader.

 

ebrary also has available a guide and video demonstrating these new features.

Scripturally Cited

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 1st, 2014

Dear Encounters,

It was great to meet with you this week!

Thank you especially for your thoughtful scriptural citation questions.  With this in mind, the assignment research guide now includes citation examples for the explication choices and a citation example for the Ministry Matters religious text eCollection.

Questions/comments?  Do be in touch!  lsanborn@sps.edu

 

Citation Salvation and Deliverance from Plagiarism

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 24th, 2014

Have you seen this?

cite_it_web

Now hanging in the Humanities classrooms is a new poster, designed to achieve Citation Salvation and Deliverance from Plagiarism.

Scan the poster’s QR codes to take you directly to the library’s citation guide, to Noodletools and/or the Plagiarism avoidance library guide.

Comments/Questions/Feedback on our working document (or citation/plagiarism more generally)?   Please be in touch!  Ms. Sanborn

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