Reference Intern Training
Session 5: Information Ethics
RI Home Page
Notess, G.R. (2006). Re-Evaluaing
web evaluation. Online, 30(1), 45-47.
Ormondroyd, J. (2004, October). Critically analyzing information
sources. Retrieved December 7, 2007, from http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill26.htm
Rockman, I. F. (2005). Evaluate that information. Reference Services
Review, 33(4), 369-370. Access from Reserves from the Good Library home page (Saved as an e-Reserve).
Elements of a Citation
Visit Good Library's Writing & Citing web page
APA: Common Errors
Some frequently asked questions about APA citation style, from the home page of Richard Jacobs, faculty Villanova University.
Watch out for these APA citation style features
- Only the first letter of proper nouns and the first word of the title and subtitle are capitalized in journal article and book titles.
- Authors' first and middle initials are listed, not complete names.
- Periodical volume numbers are italicized.
- Periodical issue numbers are not italicized. They appear inside parenthesis, immediately after the volume number (no space between the two).
- When two or more works in one year by the same author are in the list of references, alphabetize by title, and attach a letter to each entry's year of publication. Use the letter as well in in-text citations so the reader knows exactly which work is being cited. For example, (1996a).
- Note that APA has published, in 2007, APA Style Guide of Electronic Resources, a 24 page booklet that contains more up-to-date information on electronic resource citation than the most recent edition (5th ed., 2001) of the Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association.
Reference Desk Manual
- Closing procedures
- Keeping reference statistics
- Reference desk telephone procedures
- Community use of library computers
- Identification of lab PC's, PC's with Microsoft Office, and Search-only PC's