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  • 1. CommunicationsResearch & CitationOkanagan College Library Fall 2010 | RJ & LJ

2. Objectives To identify and find appropriate resources To understand why we cite To understand how we cite To understand the basics of APA 3. Identify and focus topicTopic: An investigation of postsecondary studentsclass attendance and their academicperformance.Research question: Is there causation betweenpostsecondary students class attendance andtheir grades? 4. Identify keywordsPostsecondary = college, university, undergraduateAttendance = participation, school attendance, collegeattendanceClass = classes, courses, programsGrades =grading, marking, performance, achievement, attainment, success, credit, advancement, academic success 5. Finding SourcesBooks Books can have more than one author Books can contain works by many authors and havean editor Books can be found using the library catalogue Access the catalogue using the Books & Media linkon the library homepage 6. Finding Sources: Using Call Numbers 7. Finding Sources Reference Background information can be found in referencesources Reference sources includeencyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks anddirectories. Reference sources are found in the reference sectionin the library and under Reference Sources on thelibrary homepage 8. Finding SourcesArticles Newspapers, magazines, and peer-reviewed Peer-reviewed articles appear in journals Find articles by searching library databases Access databases using Articles link on the libraryhomepage 9. Publication (Registration andCreation Certification)Dissemination Manuscript & IP Editor Academic Publisher LibraryPeerReviewers Reformulation 10. Why do we cite? Citations demonstrate how you developedyour argument and ideas from the ideas ofothers Citations give credit where credit is due Citations give the reader of your work a pathto the sources you used, so they caninvestigate those sources if interested (Mohanty et al., 2009) 11. Why do we cite? If you dont acknowledge other peopleswork, words or ideas you commit plagiarismPenalties for plagiarism serve both to educate studentsabout standards of scholarship and to deter deception andpoor scholarly practices. Penalties will reflect theseriousness of the offence; including whether the offencewas intentional or unintentional and whether it was a firstor a repeat offence (Okanagan College, 2010, Penaltiessection, para. 1 ).Okanagan College Academic Offenses regulations and policies 12. APA: What is it?APA = American Psychological Association The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is a style manual that provides guidance and standards in: research ethics the publication process article format and presentation AND 13. Building CitationsWhat is it? Journal article Book ReportBuilding blocks?What format? Author(s) Print Publication date Electronic Title Publication information Format-specific details(i.e. page numbers, doi) 14. Constructing Citations 15. Constructing Citations 16. Constructing a Citation Chapter in an Edited Book Look at your handout! Reference List In-text 17. Constructing a Citation Article retrieved online Check your handout! Journal article full-text, with doi Journal article without doi, no full-text Journal article full-text, without doi 18. Reference ListAlon, S., & Tienda, M. (2007). Diversity, Opportunity, and the Shifting Meritocracy in Higher Education. American Sociological Review, 72(4), 487-511. Retrieved from http://www.asanet.org/journals/asr/Anderson, K., Durbin, E., & Salinger, M. (2008). Identity theft. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 22(2), 171-192. doi:10.1257 /jep.22.2.171Finnie, R., Lascelles, E. & Sweetman, A. (2005). Who goes? The direct and indirect effects of family background on access to postsecondary education. In C. M. Beach, R. W. Boadway, & R. M. McInnis (Eds.), Higher Education in Canada (pp. 295-338). Kingston, ON: John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy, Queens University.Newman-Ford, L., Fitzgibbon, K., Lloyd, S., & Thomas, S. (2008). A large-scale investigation into the relationship between attendance and attainment: A study using an innovative, electronic attendance monitoring system. Studies in Higher Education, 33, 699-717. doi:10.1080/03075070802457066Smelser, N. J., Wright, J., & Baltes, P. B. (Eds.). (2001). International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences [Adobe Arobat]. Retrieved from http://www.elsevier.comThatcher, A., Fridjhon, P., & Cockcroft, K. (2007). The relationship between lecture attendance and academic performance in an undergraduate psychology class. South African Journal of Psychology, 37(3), 656- 660. Retrieved from http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_sapsyc.html 19. Dont Forget! Give credit where credit is due Consult OC Library APA Citation Style guide Consult APA Publication Manual If you are unable to identify a specificexample, use an example that is most like yoursource OC Library Research Writing & Citing guide Ask! 20. ReferencesAmerican Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC:Author.Association of College and Research Libraries. (2009). ACRL scholarly communication 101: Starting with the basics [PowerPoint]. Retrieved from http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/issues/scholcomm/docs/SC%20101%20Introduction.pptMohanty , S., Orphanides, A., Rumble, J., Roberts, D., Norberg, L., Vassiliadis, K. (2009). University libraries citing informationtutorial. Retrieved from http://www.lib.unc.edu /instruct/citations/introduction/Okanagan College. (2010). Academic offenses. Retrieved from http://webapps1.okanagan.bc.ca/ok/calendar/Calendar.aspx?page=AcademicOffenses LJ&RJ | 13/10/2010

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