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MLA Citation Style Workshop

Need to learn the basics of MLA style? Do you have questions about how to cite sources from the databases? Join us for a quick overview and question & answer session on MLA citation style. We will include how to cite scholarly articles, popular magazines, books, and Web sites, as well as articles and other materials from the library databases. Bring your questions.

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APA Citation Style Workshop
Do you have questions on APA style? We can help! Join us for a quick overview and question & answer session on APA citation style. We will include how to cite scholarly articles, popular magazines, data and statistics, books, Web sites, and materials from the library databases. Bring your questions.

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Serials, Periodicals and Journals oh my!

What's the difference between a magazine and a journal?  What does "peer-reviewed" mean?  Does our library get the Harvard Business Review?  Can I get it online?  Are you puzzled by periodicals?  Get an overview of an academic library's journal collections, learn about different types of periodicals and what kinds are appropriate for your research.  Bring your questions!

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How do I know what I need to know when I don't know what I know, ya know?

Need help getting started on your research?  First you have to identify what it is you don't know.  Then you can find the best place to go to find out what you need to know.  During this workshop, you will get an overview of the research process, but we will focus on deciding which kinds of resources are best to use in each search situation.

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TMI (Too Much Information): How to Make Your Search Targeted and Efficient

Have you ever done a search in Google and gotten over 10 million hits?  And in the library databases, have you gotten over 10,000 journal articles?  Even in the online catalog, does your search come up with hundreds of books?  And your paper is due in a few days!  How can you possibly read all that?  Don't just make a stab in the dark and grab a few things.  Don't just go for the "good enough."  Come to this workshop and learn strategies for narrowing your search and finding the best information.  Your research can be more accurate, and you can spend less time doing it.

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The Siren Song of Plagiarism: Avoiding the Seduction

If information is power, what are the means and the effect of ownership of information -- especially in this age of rapid transfer of text and images via technology?  What exactly is plagiarism?  Who defines it and where did the definition come from?  In this workshop, we will go over the history of ownership of information in order to develop a sense of the necessity of "giving credit where credit is due."

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Questions
Contact the Reference Department
Phone: 713-525-2188
Email: reference@stthom.edu