These short videos will help you understand how to use the library's subject-specific and multidisciplinary research databases to find scholarly articles relevant to your research topics. Please view these videos in advance of your March14th library research session. After doing so, please email Ryne Leuzinger (email@example.com) with three questions that occurred to you while watching the videos. The questions can be about a general point of confusion or something more specific related to your research and need to be emailed by 9am on Friday 3/14. During class we will engage in discussion and activities related to the video content, and then you will have the opportunity to start your research and ask questions.
These short videos will help you understand how to use the books and articles search on the library homepage. The content of these videos may be review if you took Information Literacy Tutorials 1 and 2 in First Year Seminar. Therefore, viewing them before the March 14th library research session is recommended, but not required.
Searching for 'Books by Title / Author / Keyword' via the drop down box at library.csumb.edu. If your search does not lead to any useful resources available on campus click the 'Other Cal State Campuses' box on the right. Clicking 'We'll get a copy for you in 3-5 days' will allow you to request a book from another Cal State campus via Interlibrary Loan.
The Articles and Databases page is a good place to begin searching for articles.
If you have a specific journal in mind, you may also consult the CSUMB Journals List for a list of journals available at CSUMB.
MLA (Modern Language Association)
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (CSUMB Reference Collection: REF LB 2369 .G53 2003).
MLA Style FAQ (MLA website)
Citation Styles Handbook: MLA (U. of Illinois)
Using MLA Format (Purdue U. Online Writing Lab)
Writer's Handbook - Citing Electronic Sources MLA Style (U. of Wisconsin)
MLA Style Guide (Ohio State)
APA (American Psychological Association)
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (CSUMB Reference Collection REF BF 76.7 .P82 2001)
Electronic Reference Formats (APA's web site)
Using APA Format (Purdue U. Online Writing Lab)
Citation Styles Handbook: APA (U. of Illinois)
Writer's Handbook - Citing Electronic Sources APA Style (U. of Wisconsin)
APA Citation Guide (Ohio State)
Chicago Manual of Style (CSUMB Reference Collection: REF Z253 .U69 2003)
Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate Turabian (CSUMB Reference Collection: REF LB 2369 .T8 1996 ).
Note: if you are using the main books, articles and more search on the library homepage, you will find automatically-generated citations in APA, MLA, and Chicago. After doing a search click the title of an item and the citations will appear on the right side of the screen. Then, just copy and paste.
Tools for creating citations:
KnightCite - APA, MLA or Chicago
Tools for creating citations and keeping track of useful articles:
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