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Déjà Vu MLA Citations Research Skills
  • Leadership Phase V February 15, 2010

2
Agenda
  • MLA Documentation Refresher
  • MLA Q A
  • Best Practices for Conducting Research
  • WTCC Resources
  • Books (Online Catalog, eBooks)
  • Articles (eDatabases - Access/Passwords)

3
MLA Style Modern Language Association
  • 7th Edition
  • 6th Edition
  • Titles are italicized
  • Include a medium of publication (Print, Web,
    Film, DVD, etc.).
  • Include a URL only when necessary to locate work
    cited or if your instructor requires it.
  • All journal citations use an issue number,
    regardless of how they are paginated.
  • Use abbreviations for Web publications when there
    is no publisher (N.p.), no date (n.d.), or no
    pagination (n.pag.) available.
  • Titles Underlined
  • No medium of publication
  • URL included for web publications
  • Distinction made between journals with continuous
    paging and those with issues paged separately
  • Unavailable information such as publisher, date,
    etc. is not noted
  • Scottsdale Community College - Library Guides
    Library Guides Updates to Citation Guide

4
Citing Books (MLA 5.5)
  • Book by a Single Author (MLA 5.5.2)
  • Miller, John G. QBQ! Question Behind the
    Question. New York G.P. Putnams Sons, 2004.
    Print.
  • Book by Two or Three Authors (MLA 5.5.4)
  • Caruso, David R., and Peter Salovey. The
    Emotionally Intelligent Manager How to Develop
    and Use the Four Key Emotional Skills of
    Leadership. San Francisco Jossey-Bass, 2004.
    Print.
  • Book by More than Three Authors (MLA 5.5.4)
  • Patterson, Kerry, et al. Influencer The Power
    to Change Anything. New York McGraw-Hill, 2008.
    Print.

5
Citing an Online Book (MLA 5.6.2c)
  • Sigetich, Andrea, and Carol Leavitt. Play to Your
    Strengths Stacking the Deck to Achieve
    Spectacular Results for Yourself and Others.
    Franklin Lakes The Career Press, 2008.
    NetLibrary. Web. 9 Feb. 2010.

6
Citing a Journal Article from a subscription
service (MLA 5.6.4)
Webb, Kerry S. "Why Emotional Intelligence
Should Matter to Management A Survey of the
Literature." SAM Advanced Management Journal
(07497075) 74.2 (2009) 32-41. Business Source
Premier. EBSCO. Web. 10 Feb. 2010.
Cite this Article icon creates a MLA citation
for article (see example)
Using MLA Handbook, 7th edition (5.6.4)
  • Webb, Kerry S. Why Emotional Intelligence Should
    Matter to Management A Survey of the
    Literature. SAM Advanced Management Journal 74.2
    (2009) 32-41. Business Source Premier. Web. 9
    Feb. 2010.

7
Citing a Magazine Article from a subscription
service (MLA 5.6.4)
  • Roach, Thomas J. Leadership versus Control
    Every Manager Makes a Choice. Rock Products
    112.5 (2009) 6. Academic Search Premier. Web. 10
    Feb. 2010.

8
Citing a Newspaper Article from a subscription
service (MLA 5.6.4)
  • Brown, Paul B. How Smart is Your Manager? New
    York Times 29 Dec. 2007 5. Newspaper Source
    Plus.
  • Web. 10 Feb. 2010.

9
Citing a web site (MLA 5.6.2b)
  • Citation Guide Guides for the MLA, APA, and
    Chicago styles. Scottsdale Community College
    Library, 30 Jan. 2010. Web. 11 Feb. 2010.

10
Citing an Article from a web site (MLA 5.6.1)
  • Purdue OWL. "MLA Formatting and Style Guide." The
    Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 11 Jan. 2010.
    Web. 11 Feb. 2010.

11
Citation Resources on the Web
http//owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
http//library.duke.edu/research/citing/index.html
http//library-guides.scottsdalecc.edu/citation
12
Citation Resources on the Web
  • NCSU/UNC Citation Builder
  • NCSU -- http//www.lib.ncsu.edu/lobo2/citationbui
    lder/index.php
  • UNC -- http//www.lib.unc.edu/house/citationbuil
    der/
  • Diana Hacker http//www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04
    _c08_s5.html
  • EasyBib http//www.easybib.com/
  • KnightCite (Hekman Library, Calvin College)
  • http//www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite
  • BibMe http//www.bibme.org/
  • Noodle Tools http//www.noodletools.com/

13
Additional Information on Citations
Online Tutorial Citing Information (UNC
Libraries)
http//www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/citations/
There are a number of websites that will help you
format your citations in the various styles.
These tools are good places to start, but as a
good rule of thumb, you should always compare
citations from these online tools with the MLA
Handbook, 7th edition to check for accuracy. MLA
Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed.
New York MLA, 2009. Print. 
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Best Practices for Conducting Research
  • Keyword Searching
  • Search Connectors
  • Boolean Operators
  • Parentheses, Quotation Marks, Asterisks
  • Evaluating Information
  • Types of Sources
  • Evaluation Criteria

15
Best PracticesKeyword Searching Library
Databases
  • Keywords terms or words that help you find
    information
  • Avoid articles, pronouns, prepositions as these
    words can derail your search such as
  • of, with, the, at, is, on, to, you, it and
    more
  • Avoid single letters such as a or I

http//www.umsl.edu/services/libteach/kwSTL/menu1k
wSTL.html
16
Additional Information on Keyword Searching
Online Tutorial Keyword Searching in Library
Databases
http//www.umsl.edu/services/libteach/kwSTL/menu1k
wSTL.html
17
Best PracticesSearch Connectors
http//library.waketech.edu/tutorials/multimedia/i
nfolit2.wmv
  • Boolean Operators
  • AND narrow search
  • OR expand search
  • NOT exclude specific words or ideas
  • Parentheses
  • Use with OR to search for similar terms
  • Quotation Marks
  • Use for phrase searching
  • Combining keyword terms
  • Asterisks
  • Use as a wildcard symbol to truncate words
  • Can be used at the root of a word or to replace a
    letter

18
Best PracticesEvaluating Information
  • Types of Sources
  • Popular Magazines Newspapers
  • Scholarly/Academic/Peer-Reviewed - Journals
  • Evaluation Criteria for Web Sources
  • Accuracy Author, Purpose
  • Authority Credentials, URL Domain
  • Objectivity Goals/Objectives
  • Currency Date created, Frequency of updates
  • Coverage Cited Information, Fee/Free Info
  • http//www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/resear
    ch/webcrit.html

19
Finding Books
  • Print
  • Search the librarys online catalog
    http//library.waketech.edu
  • Electronic
  • Search NC LIVE (http//www.nclive.org)
  • NetLibrary contains over 24,000 titles on a
    variety of subjects
  • MyiLibrary offers access to over 350 full-text
    online books on many topics

20
Finding Articlesjournals, magazines,
newspapers, etc.
  • Off-campus access
  • NC LIVE (http//www.nclive.org)
  • SIRS (http//sks.sirs.com)
  • On-campus access only
  • JSTOR
  • ScienceDirect
  • Cochrane Library

21
Need Help?
  • Suvanida Duangudom, MLS
  • Reference Instructional Services Librarian
  • Main Campus Howell Library
  • Phone 919-866-5643
  • Email sduangudom_at_waketech.edu
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