• General Works,  Humanities,  Research

    Why do we cite?

    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…

  • History,  Humanities,  Literature,  Religion,  Research

    Scripturally Cited

    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  

  • Humanities,  Research

    Citation Salvation and Deliverance from Plagiarism

    Have you seen this? 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

  • History,  Humanities,  Mathematics,  Natural Sciences,  Religion,  Research,  Social Sciences

    Cite Masterfully

    New on the library’s LibGuide site is a fresh guide devoted to citing MLA style. Included in the guide are citation examples for all of the library’s digital collections, scripture, free-on-the-open-web sources an well as annotated bibliographies and an important bit about plagiarism awareness.   Curious about why we bother to cite?  This concept is discussed on the top page of the guide.         Questions about the why or how of citation?  Please do be in touch!  (lsanborn at sps dot edu).    

  • Library News,  Research

    Defining Citation

    The library is working with the Dean of Studies office to more cleanly define citation.  The goal is to provide SPS an easy to understand what and why of citation. Below is our draft.  Comments and suggestions are most welcome!  Feel free to post below, or, as always, feel free to email (lsanborn at sps dot edu). Citation – What is it? Citation is a standardized method of noting where one has located and then used/drawn on, another person’s work.  Citation – Why? Citation serves to identify the different voices that have contributed to the scholarly conversation, including yours.  Citation – Types? Several academic bodies have created their own discipline-specific…