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Think about Research Strategically
To look for ~
books, use : CBBcat
when you know the title: OneSearch
Find authorized background information online in:
Search for newspaper, magazine & journal articles in these databases. (Mouse-hover for brief descriptions):
Subjects to Search in the Catalog
Use MLA style to create citations in the humanities, APA style for social sciences.
"What is the purpose of citations?"
Citations show the research path someone took to develop an idea, and they provide leads for other researchers to discover information in related resources.
"When do I need to cite?"
Of course you need to cite when you directly quote someone else, but it's also important to cite when you refer to another person's ideas or when you outline someone else's argument or line of reasoning.
EXAMPLE of MLA Style on a Works Cited page for an article retrieved from a database:
Stuart, Christopher. “William Maxwell's So Long, See You Tomorrow and the Autobiographical Impulse.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, vol. 47, no. 3, 2006, pp. 261–273. JSTOR, doi:10.3200/crit.47.3.261-273.
thus the formula is:
Author. "Title of Article." Title of Journal, volume #, issue #, year, page numbers. Name of Database, DOI.
EXAMPLE of APA Style on a Works Cited page for an article retrieved online:
Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15(3), 5-13. Retrieved from: URL or doi.