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 the February 25th library research session. 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 February 25th library research session is recommended, but not required.
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CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found in the catalogs above.
Once you have located citations to journal articles, follow the button to determine whether the text of an article is available in the Library or through its subscription databases. More...
You may also consult the CSUMB Journals List for a list of journals available at CSUMB in the library or online.
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 ).
Automatic citation formatting
Note: if you are using the main books, articles and more search on the library homepage, you will find automatically-generated citations in the most popular format. Click the title of the item and the citations will appear on the right side of the screen. Then, just copy and paste.
Citation Machine - for MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago
Style Wizard - MLA or APA
KnightCite - APA, MLA or Chicago
SourceAid - APA, MLA, Chicago, CSE
Zotero (Firefox plugin)
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