Daily Agenda

  • Friday, Sept 13 (A) and Monday, Sept 16 (B)

    Posted by Joshua Bischof on 9/13/2019

    Today we added two new kinds of sources to our working bibliographies: a dissertation or thesis and a study.

    Here's the quick version of how to find these sources. If you need help, just see me.

    To find a dissertation or thesis, google your key words along with dissertation pdf site:*.edu

    A dissertation/thesis will have a cover page like this or this.

    To add the sources to your working bibliography, see the Citing a Dissertatin or Thesis document on my website.

    To find a study, try one of these two methods:

    • Search in Google Scholar
    • Search for your keywords + pdf site:*.gov

    You'll know you've found a study if you can locate a DOI number somewhere on the page. (Use Ctrl+F to quickly search for DOI.)

    You can then search for that study by copying the DOI number into the search box on Citation Machine. Citation Machine will find the study and automatically enter most of the information for you. 

    You need to manually add one piece of information in Citation Machine: the name of the database where you found the study. You can almost always find that information in the top left-hand corner of the page.

    These are tricky sources to find and cite, so if you need help, come see me!

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  • Wed Sept 11 (A) and Thu Sept 12 (B)

    Posted by Joshua Bischof on 9/11/2019

    Today we added two more sources to our working bibliographies, so your working bibliography should now look something like this

    Those two sources were an article from an organization website and an article from a college/university website.

    Google offers some tools that allow us to search specifically for those types of sources. To find an organization's website, we type in our key words + site:*.org — that tells Google that we only want sites that end in .org (since organizations' websites almost always in in that). Here's what my search looked like.

    We use a similar technique to find a website from a college or university site, but instead of site:*.org, we use site:*.edu. Here what that search looked like for me.

    A few caveats:

    • Avoid PDFs for now. Those are typically things like studies and dissertations. We will want those later, but we are keeping things simple today.
    • You should be looking for articles published on those websites.
    • Organziations and college websites often don't list an author, so you might be leaving that space blank.
    • And sometimes they don't list a date. If you can't find one, see if there's a date in the copyright notice at the bottom of the page, then use that year.
    • When you create a citation for your new sources, use the same Citation Machine link that we used last time.

    If you have any questions, stop by and see me or send me an email: jbischof@eriesd.org

     

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