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IS1111 Entrepreneurship as if the Planet Mattered: Annotated Bibliography Assignment

Prof. Howard Frederick

Interlibrary Loan

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- Go to the Interlibrary Loan Page.

- Look for New Request on the left side of the sceen. Choose the material type you want, then fill out the request form.

- Articles are delivered to your email in PDF format, usually in 2-5 business days.

- Books are delivered to Lamson and can be picked up at the information desk in 1-2 weeks.

Finding Background Information

Finding Articles for the Bibliography

The Bibliography Defined

bibliography is a list of sources that includes enough publication information so that the reader can easily find the original source. A bibliography may include a wide variety of sources such as books, journals, websites, conference papers, interviews, or other kinds of documents. When you include a bibliography in your paper you aren't just doing it because your professor requires you to do so. Rather, you are sharing an important tool that your reader can use to examine your paper topic in more detail.  Other names for a bibliography are "Works Cited" or "References." 

When doing research for a paper, you may come across a sentence with information that is particularly interesting or relevant to the topic you are investigating.  You'll want to know where that idea came from, or where you can get more information.

Library Website Tutorial

Links to Information Fluency Units

1. Information [Michael Davidson]
https://s3.amazonaws.com/FYSFrame/Information/story.html  
If this is the "Information Age," how should we define and look at information?  What makes an intelligent "information" user? 
 

2. Get Back(ground)!: Background Information Sources [Gary McCool]McCool]

https://s3.amazonaws.com/FYSFrame/GetBack/story.html
There are many ways to go about getting started finding out about a subject we don't know much about.  Here is an easy way to get accurate, objective, and reliable information to get you started.  The reference collection is huge, how do I find what I need?  What can a librarian do for me?  It also answers the question, "Where do I go from here?"

3. All the News:  Newspapers [Bob Fitzpatrick]

https://s3.amazonaws.com/FYSFrame/AlltheNews/story.html
How do contemporary newspaper accounts (both historical and present) fit into research?  When is a newspaper useful?  How important is it that we look at an issue from many viewpoints?

4. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow:  Google and the problems of Ephemera [Anne Jung-Mathews]

https://s3.amazonaws.com/FYSFrame/HereToday/story.html
We know you love Google.  So do librarians.  How can you be a smart information detective? What are a few of the tricks to finding just what you need on Google?  What are some of the things to look out for when gathering information from the Internet?  When is it appropriate to use Internet sources for scholarly research?

5. Books [Alice Pearman]
https://s3.amazonaws.com/FYSFrame/Books/story.html
[Not ready yet, but this will be the URL.]
Books are often still the best sources for in-depth, reliable, and thorough coverage of most issues.  How do you determine the reliability, objectivity, and accuracy of the printed (paper or electronic) word?  Do you have to read the entire book?  What are the best ways to get what you need out of a book quickly?  Do you even have to go to the library to get a book?

6. What’s Scholarly?:  Peer-Review and Scholarly Sources on Databases [Christin Wixson]

https://s3.amazonaws.com/FYSFrame/PeerReview/story.html
Why is this the gold standard for reseaswindrch?  What makes something scholarly? What is the peer review process?  How do I find the right database for my subject?  Who can help me?

7. Bibliographies:  Using Bibliographies and Finding Experts [Bob Fitzpatrick]

https://s3.amazonaws.com/FYSFrame/ScholarshipPartI/story.html

https://s3.amazonaws.com/FYSFrame/ScholarshipPartII/story.html
In addition to what we've looked at in previous units, how do scholars find information?  What does ongoing research look like?

Zotero Help

Dr. Frederick has taught you about Zotero, a program that will help you share and save the articles you find for your projects.  Below is the link to Zotero's Documentation (or Help) page.

Create a My EBSCOHost Account

Using a MyEBSCOhost Account

If you created a myEBSCOhost account before June 2017, please see these important instructions.

You have your own account to save (and find again!) those terrific articles you found. You can also save search terms, or create an alert for new articles available with your search terms.

To access your account:

  • Access an EBSCO database, like Academic Search Premier.
  • Click the Sign In link in the horizontal green menu along the top of your screen.
  • A yellow MY will appear on the EBSCOhost logo when you are logged in.
  • To access previously saved articles and searches, click the Folder link in the horizontal green menu.

Outreach Librarian

Guides and Examples

APA

APA (American Psychological Association) style is always used for psychology publications, and it is often used for anthropology, business, economics, education, political science, and other social science publications. Ask your professor if it is appropriate for your research.

 

Quick Guides and Examples