Academic Journals and Databases
Selected Web Resources
When and What to Cite
- Words or ideas presented in a magazine, book, newspaper, song, TV program, movie, Web page, computer program, letter, advertisement, or any other medium
- Information you gain through interviewing or conversing with another person, face to face, over the phone, or in writing
- When you copy the exact words or a unique phrase
- When you reprint any diagrams, illustrations, charts, pictures, or other visual materials
- When you reuse or repost any electronically-available media, including images, audio, video, or other media
Bottom line, document any words, ideas, or other productions that originate somewhere outside of you - From the OWL PURDUE CITATION GUIDE
What is a Reference Interview
As part of this assignment each student must have a brief meeting with one of the two librarians - Ms. Massoth or Ms. Gatti - for a reference interview.
A reference interview serves the following purposes:
- Gets you in the habit of asking librarians for help - a skill that you will need in college!
- It forces you to articulate what you are looking for. "Defining the task" is the first step to Information Literacy
- It will save you time because we will make sure you are headed in the right direction