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Prof. Mackey: Emerging Technology in CJ: Week 5: RESEARCH / WRITING #2

Week 5: Writing/Research #2

Week 5: Writing/Research #2:

After competing this page, you should be able to:

  • Explain why the source of the information is more important than the format in which it is delivered
  • Explain the process of creating various information resources
  • Label any information source as scholarly, professional or trade, popular, or opinion.
  • Describe the intended audience for any information resource
  • Explain the peer review process and why it’s valuable
  • Find on the library website and search the ProQuest databases: National Newspapers Premier, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times
  • Determine the extent to which any information source is or is not credible
  • Explain the use of parenthetic documentation and a bibliography
  • Cite a newspaper article in the correct APA format
  • Cite a chapter in a book in the correct APA format
  • Use parenthetical citations in APA format
  • Complete Writing Assignment #2

Research/Writing Class Outline

  1. Library Home Page / Criminal Justice Subject Guide
  2. Video: "Research 101: Format Matters"
  3. Information Creation as a Process
  4. ProQuest: Advanced Searching
  5. ProQuest: National Newspapers Premier; New York Times
  6. In-Class Exercise 1: "The Variety of Information Sources"
  7. In-Class Exercise 2: "Identifying Citation Formats"
  8. APA Citations: Newspapers
  9. APA Citations: Chapters or Sections of Books
  10. APA Parenthetic Citations
  11. Writing Assignment #2

 

5/4 ProQuest: Advanced Searching

5/5 ProQuest: National Newspapers Premier; New York Times

5/8 How to Cite a Newspaper in APA

How to Cite a Newspaper Article in APA

Last, F. M. (Year, Month, Date Published). Article title. Newspaper Title. Retrieved from: http://URL

5/10 How to Cite Parenthetical Citations in APA

How to Cite Parenthetical Citations in APA

Why we include parenthetical / in-text citations:

Researchers include brief parenthetical citations in their writing to acknowledge references to other people’s work. Generally, APA parenthetical citations include the last name of the author and year of publication. Page numbers are also included when citing a direct quote.

If some of this information is included in the body of the sentence, exclude it from the parenthetical citation. In-text citations typically appear at the end of the sentence, between the last word and the period (EasyBib, 2016).

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EasyBib, (2016) How to cite parenthetical citations in APA.  Retrieved from: http://www.easybib.com/guides/citation-guides/apa-format/how-to-cite-a-parenthetical-citations-apa/

Library Home Page Overview

EasyBib Quick Guide

Use this quick guide to answer questions for this section:

5/2 Video: "Research 101: Format Matters"

Eisen, A. (2014, June 13). Research 101: Format matters [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/xKQSQgdUAu4

5/6 In-Class Exercise 1: "The Variety of Information Sources"

Information Sources

Scholarly?

Professional/Trade?

Popular?

Opinion?

Some information sources are much better than others, but it depends on what information you need...

Elements of a Bibliographic Citation

Drag and drop these elements of a bibliographic citation to their appropriate category below.

Borden, T.G. (2002). Air security and terrorist threats. In S. G. Benson, N. Matuszak, & M.A. O'Meara (Eds.), History behind the headlines (Vol. 5, pp. 1-12). Detroit: Gale.

Section Author
Section Title
An Editor
Book Title
Publisher
Borden
Air security...
Matuszak
History behind...
Gale

5/1 Library Home Page / Criminal Justice Subject Guide

Library Criminal Justice Subject Guide

To get to the Library Criminal Justice Subject Guide, Select "Criminal Justice" from the drop-down menu under Guided Search from the library home page.

Library Home Page

CJ Subject Guide

All of the resources covered this semester will be found on this course guide.  You'll be using these resources in all of your Criminal Justice classes.

5/9 Citing a Chapter or a Section of a Book

5/3 Information Creation as a Process

Process?  Format?

Information Creation as a Process

Information in any format is produced to convey a message and is shared via a selected delivery method. The iterative processes of researching, creating, revising, and disseminating information vary, and the resulting product reflects these differences.

The information creation process could result in a range of information formats and modes of delivery, so experts look beyond format when selecting resources to use. The unique capabilities and constraints of each creation process as well as the specific information need determine how the product is used. Experts recognize that information creations are valued differently in different contexts, such as academia or the workplace. Elements that affect or reflect on the creation, such as a pre- or post-publication editing or reviewing process, may be indicators of quality.

 

Association of College and Research Libraries. (2016, January 11). Framework for information literacy for higher education. Retrieved http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/issues/infolit/Framework_ILHE.pdf

5/7 In-Class Exercise 2: "Identifying Citation Formats"

Here is a sample bibliography containing citations to a book, a section of a book, a magazine, a journal article, a newspaper article, and a website

Can you tell which is which? 

1. Borden, T. G. (2002). Air security and terrorist threats. In S. G. Benson, N. Matuszak, & M. A. O'Meara (Eds.), History behind the headlines (Vol. 5, pp. 1-12). Detroit: Gale.

2. Davis, J. P., Gibson, S., & Solomon, C. (2014). The positive influence of creating a holistic facial composite on video line-up identification. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28(5), 634-639. doi:10.1002/acp.3045

3. Garcia, C. (1989, April 3).  Putting the finger on security: Biometrics could make keys and combination locks obsolete. Time, 133, 79.

4. Modi, S. K. (2011). Biometrics in identity management: Concepts to applications.  Boston: Artech House.

5. National Science and Technology Council. (2006, August 7). Vascular pattern recognition.  Retrieved from  http://www.biometrics.gov/Documents/VascularPatternRec.pdf

6. Williams, T. (2015, August 12). Facial recognition software moves from overseas wars to local police.  The New York Times, Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/13/us/facial-recognition-software-moves-from-overseas-wars-to-local-police.html?partner=bloomberg&_r=1

Try to answer these questions with your group. The important thing here is not just getting the correct answer, it's knowing why you have the correct answer. Review these until you're sure you understand them.

Try to answer the question before checking the answers in the box below.

 

Answers

Answer to Question 1: The correct answer is number 4. The entry for Modi is the book. Notice that the title to the book is in italics and that only the first word of the title is capitalized. Also, the first word after the colon (:) is capitalized.
Answer to Question 2: The correct answer is number 3. The title of the magazine is Time. The article appears in volume 133 on page 79.
Answer to Question 3: The correct answer is number 1. Borden is the author. The title of the section is "Air Security and Terrorism...." Notice the word "In." The entry by Borden appears in an encyclopedia called History Behind the Headlines in volume five, on pages 1-12. Notice that you must include the names of the editors. You'd find the book by searching by title or by the names of the editors.
Answer to Question 4: The correct answer is number 6. Williams is the author. Okay, this one was easy because you knew The New York Times is a newspaper. This article was found online, so you need to include the URL in the citation.
Answer to Question 5: The correct answer is number 2. There are three authors. The title of the article is not in italics: "The positive influence of creating a holistic..." However, the title of the journal in which you'll find the article is in italics: "Applied Cognitive Psychology." 28 is the volume number. 5 is the issue number. 634-639 are the pages. When available, you should include the doi [Digital Object Identifier]..
Answer to Question 6: The correct answer is number 5. In this example, there is a corporate author. The National Science and Technology Council is the closest you'll get to an author. Be sure to include the correct URL. You want your readers to be able to get to the same source easily.