• 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…

  • Databases,  General Works,  Library Tech,  Research

    Citation Resolutions

    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.  

  • History,  Humanities,  Religion,  Research

    Trial: Oxford Biblical Studies digital collection

    The Encounters research guide has a new tab describing our *new* till-the-end of term trial to the Oxford Biblical Studies digital collection.   What’s in there?  Translations, commentary, concordance (& general reference articles, maps and images).   Tell me what you think?  Worth adding to the library’s digital fleet (I think so.)?  

  • Natural Sciences,  Research,  Social Sciences

    Adolescent Health & Wellness: New eReference

    New in the library’s Salem eReference collection is the digitized version of the 3-volume Adolescent Health & Wellness.     5 examples from the 483 articles: Asperger Syndrome by Michael A. Buratovich Eczema by Paul J. Frisch LGBT Teens and Peer Acceptance by Claire B. Joseph Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Kevin T. Larkin, Virginia L. Goetsch Time Management by Courtney Brogle   Image credit: Cover. Adolescent Health & Wellness. Ed. Paul Moglia. Hackensack: Salem, 2015. Salem Online. Web. 07 Oct. 2015. <http://online.salempress.com>.