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  • Civil Engineering and Construction Management: Selecting a Topic | Oviatt Library
    MLA style 7th ed 2009 Book citation example with brief evaluative annotation MLA Fryer Sarah Beebe Beneath the Mask The Plight of Daisy Buchanan Critical Essays on F Scott Fitzgerald s The Great Gatsby Ed Scott Donaldson Boston G K Hall 1984 153 166 This is a feminist essay that argues that Daisy is trapped in cultural constructions of Rich Wife and Pretty Girl she chooses the unsatisfactory stability of her marriage because of those constructions Fryer s only mention of Jordan is a foil to Daisy Like Jordan Daisy is affected 156 Journal article citation example with evaluative annotation MLA Mandel Jerome The Grotesque Rose Medieval Romance and The Great Gatsby Modern Fiction Studies 34 1988 541 558 Mandel argues that Gatsby follows many of the conventions of medieval romance and analyzes East and West Egg as competing courts Buchanan as a prince Lord with Daisy as unattainable queen fair lady Gatsby and Nick are both construed as knights Jordan is only mentioned in passing as a sort of attendant figure on Queen Daisy This whole analysis seems somewhat farfetched Saving Items to E mail Print or Download from the Library Catalog To save items From a multiple item results list select the checkboxes next to the items you wish to save then click In an individual record click To export items To e mail print or download saved items click the View Saved button Choose an export format Brief Display includes publication information only Full Display includes location call number subject headings and other descriptive information End Note RefWorks to export citations for use in EndNote Web EndNote Desktop or Refworks Under Send list to choose an export method For e mail select E mail and provide a Mail To address and subject line For printing select screen you will use the browser s print function For saving as a text txt file or other file format select local disk Click Submit Citation Formatting Tools Use EndNote Web to collect manage and create a bibliography or works cited list from your citations See Managing Citations Using EndNote Web for more information EasyBib MLA style bibliography composer Son of Citation Machine MLA APA Chicago and Turabian citation style composer CSUN Policy on Plagiarism The following sections are excerpted from the California State University Northridge Undergraduate Graduate Catalog 2014 2015 Policies accessed August 26 2014 Cheating or plagiarism in connection with an academic Program at a CSU campus is listed in Section 41301 Title 5 California Code of Regulations as an offense for which a student may be expelled suspended or given a less severe disciplinary sanction Plagiarism Intentionally or knowingly representing the words ideas or work of another as one s own in any academic exercise Comments Direct Quotation Every direct quotation must be identified by quotation marks by appropriate indentation or by other means of identification and must be promptly cited in a footnote Proper footnote style for any academic department is outlined by the MLA Style Sheet

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  • Civil Engineering and Construction Management: Finding Sources | Oviatt Library
    popular press e g research that would not be of interest to the average consumer Quality of the resource see Step 3 Evaluating Sources Type of Information You Need Try These Resources Does your topic cover current events Newspapers magazines Internet Do you need general information on a specific topic written in a non specialist style Newspapers magazines Internet Do you need in depth information on a specific topic written for the college student and above by authorities in the field Scholarly journals Do you need more detail and or has the topic been written about for awhile Books Do you need an overview quick facts statistics on a topic Reference books Internet Find a Book on the Shelves Check the Status field of the book s record in the catalog IN LIBRARY book is available for checkout DUE date book has already been checked out The Location field shows the general location of the book Most books are on the 2nd and 3rd floors For other locations check the location codes table The Call field gives the book s call number which serves as the book s address in the library Each row of books on the 2nd and 3rd floors will have a sign at the end indicating which call numbers can be found on that row Evaluating Library Resources Books and database articles should be evaluated to determine their credibility and relevance to your topic before selecting them for a research assignment Use the CRAAP test below to help you evaluate whether a source is right for your research Use this CRAAP test worksheet to evaluate your sources Currency What is the publication date of the book or database article How up to date are the citations in the bibliography How current does the information need to be for your topic or your assignment Relevancy Does the information relate directly to your topic or answer your question Who is the audience for the publication scholarly or general Is the information primary or secondary in nature Does it provide general background information or in depth information on a specific topic Which do you need Authority Who created the information What are the qualifications of the author publisher or organization responsible for the content of the resource What are the author s education and or experience Look for the author s biography or information about the publisher or responsible organization either within the publication or use the sources below to find out more about authors publishers and organizations Information on Authors Biography com Biography Index 1984 present Gale Virtual Reference Library Encyclopedia of World Biography Information on Publishers Google look for publisher s home page check for focus how long in business circulation etc Worldcat org see how many which kind of libraries have the publication Information on Organizations Idealist org information about foundations Accuracy Is the information supported by evidence Can you verify the information in another source How extensive is the bibliography or list of cited references

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  • Civil Engineering and Construction Management: Citing Sources | Oviatt Library
    which contribute only to one s general understanding of the subject may be acknowledged in the bibliography and need not be immediately cited One citation is usually sufficient to acknowledge indebtedness when a number of connected sentences in the paper draw their special information from one source When direct quotations are used however quotation marks must be inserted and prompt acknowledgment is required Adapted from California State University Northridge Undergraduate Graduate Catalog 2004 2006 p 531 2 Retrieved June 20 2005 Learn More About Plagiarism Bruin Success with Less Stress UCLA Libraries guide to avoiding plagiarism University of Alberta Libraries Guide to Plagiarism and Cyber Plagiarism Formatting Citations This tab contains citation guidelines and examples in both APA and MLA style formats along with links to other styles and resources on citation styles The style you should use is usually determined by the discipline or course in which you are working Ask your instructor what style s he requires or recommends Why Cite Sources Avoiding plagiarism is the most obvious reason it also helps you back up your arguments with credible evidence and allows others to track down the same resources Before turning in your paper check for these common citation errors Is the list of sources alphabetized Are titles capitalized and or underlined as required Is spacing and indenting correct Is proper punctuation used Frequently Used Electronic Reference Books Britannica Online Gale Virtual Reference Center over 100 encyclopedias almanacs and specialized reference sources Government Reference Sources Oxford Art Online includes Grove Art Oxford Music Online includes Grove Music Literature Resource Center provides one search access to Contemporary Authors Contemporary Literary Criticism Select the Dictionary of Literary Biography and Merriam Webster s Encyclopedia of Literature Supported by a donation from The SAGE Society Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy a dynamic encyclopedia in which each author has electronic access to update entries West s Encyclopedia of American Law Encyclopedia of the modern Middle East North Africa Encyclopedia Of American Religions Sage eReference access to over 80 online encyclopedias and handbooks primarily in the social sciences Know Your Assignment Requirements Research Assignment and Instructor Expectations Completed by due date the Research Project Calculator can help you plan to finish on time Length of finished product Sources selected and used References citation form Organization and flow of ideas Writing skills Topic Selection Select define refine focus your idea Brainstorm 5 Ws who what why when where and how Determine if you will be able to cover all the important points of your topic in the space you have to fill How to Cite Articles Determine which citation style to use the two most commonly used at CSUN are MLA and APA If your professor didn t specify pick one and use it consistently Check the sample style sheets MLA or APA to see what information the article citation should contain and how it should be formatted Be sure to indicate where material you quoted directly or paraphrased came from For more information see Citing

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  • Civil Engineering and Construction Management: Books | Oviatt Library
    Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Civil Engineering and Construction Management Books Overview Selecting a Topic Finding Sources Citing Sources Books Databases Professional Associations BOOKS Library Catalog search the library catalog for books journal titles media and other materials Gale Virtual Reference Library search over 100 encyclopedias almanacs and specialized reference sources Safari Tech Books Online contains thousands of full text computer manuals directories and reference works Synthesis Morgan Claypool contains 50 to 100 page lectures synthesizing an important research or development topic organized by series CIVIL ENGINEERING Engineering history and heritage proceedings of the Second National Congress on Civil Engineering History and Heritage TA5 N314 1998 4th floor Engineers a history of engineering and structural design TA15 W45 2010 4th floor Fundamentals of electrical engineering 4th floor TK148 G84 2012 A history of civil engineering an outline from ancient to modern times TA15 S813 1964 stored print volume An illustrated history of civil engineering TA15 P35 1965 stored print volume Landmarks in American civil engineering TA23 S36 1987 stored print volume Remarkable engineers from Riquet to Shannon TA 139 J36 2010 4th floor Doris Small Helfer Chair Collection Access and Management Services Contact Information University Library 8328 18111 Nordhoff St

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  • Civil Engineering and Construction Management: Databases | Oviatt Library
    to the IEEE IET Electronic Library IEL for IEEE journals transactions and magazines conference proceedings published standards and IEEE Standards Dictionary Online as well as IET journals and conference proceedings More information Synthesis Morgan Claypool Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science contains 50 to 100 page lectures synthesizing an important research or development topic organized by series More information ACM Digital Library Full text database includes the complete collection of ACM s publications including journals conference proceedings magazines newsletters and multimedia titles Heavily integrated with and includes unrestricted access to the ACM Guide to Computing Literature a comprehensive bibliographic data More information Also Useful Engineering Databases GreenFILE EBSCO Free research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment Featuring hundreds of scholarly and general interest titles as well as government documents and reports GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect ecology The t More information SAGE Journals Online Full text access to over 460 journals in business humanities social sciences and science technology and medicine More information ScienceDirect Elsevier Provides access to abstracts tables of contents and full text of articles and book chapters in the physical sciences and engineering life sciences health sciences and social sciences and humanities More information SpringerLink Full text access to journals books series protocols and reference works published by Springer More information TRID Transport Research International Documentation TRID is an integrated database that combines the records from TRB s Transportation Research Information Services TRIS Database and the OECD s Joint Transport Research Centre s International Transport Research Documentation ITRD Database TRID provides access to more than one million records of t More information Web of Science Multidisciplinary database providing access to citations from more than 12 000 research journals worldwide Includes the following

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  • Civil Engineering and Construction Management: Professional Associations | Oviatt Library
    Documents Reserves Periodicals and Microform Reference About Mission Vision and Values Visitor Information Personnel Departments Strategic Planning Library History and Facts Building and Floor Maps Policies WASC Information Ask a Librarian Live Chat 24 7 Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Civil Engineering and Construction Management Professional Associations Overview Selecting a Topic Finding Sources Citing Sources Books Databases Professional Associations ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Civil Engineering American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE Institution of Civil Engineers ICE The Institution of Engineering and Technology IET Electrical and Computer Engineering Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE The Institution of Engineering and Technology IET Environmental Engineering Air and Waste Management Association A WMA American Academy of Environmental Engineers AAEE American Public Works Association APWA American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers ASABE American Society for Engineering Education ASEE American Water Works Association AWWA Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors AEESP Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society EEGS Institute of Professional Environmental Practice IPEP National Association of Environmental Professionals NAEP National Society of Professional Engineers NSPE Solid Waste Association of North America SWANA Water Environment Federation WEF Manufacturing Systems Engineering American Machine Tool Distributors Association AMTDA The Association for Manufacturing Technology AMT Institute of Industrial Engineers IIE The Institution of Engineering and Technology IET Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering SAMPE Society of Manufacturing Engineers SME Mechanical Engineering American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME The Institution of Engineering and Technology IET Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE Doris Small Helfer Chair Collection Access and Management Services Contact Information University Library 8328 18111 Nordhoff St Northridge CA 91330 8328 Office Oviatt Library Room 468 Phone number 818 677 2562 Fax 818 677 4928 E mail doris helfer csun edu Digital Collections Pins Cited at the Oviatt Exploring Research Topics Peek in the

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  • Doris Small Helfer | Oviatt Library
    Personnel Departments Strategic Planning Library History and Facts Building and Floor Maps Policies WASC Information Ask a Librarian Live Chat 24 7 Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Doris Small Helfer Chair Collection Access and Management Services Duties and Responsibilities Links to my library subject guides click here Collection Developer library liaison and guest lecturer for the following departments and programs Civil Engineering Construction Management Family and Consumer Sciences Electrical Computer Engineering Manufacturing Systems Engineering Management Mechanical Engineering Political Sciences Public Administration Urban Studies and Planning Reference Librarian Working on the reference desk answers texts and virtual reference questions Teach Information Literacy and Library Instruction to students in all of the above mentioned disciplines Assist students and faculty with their research I may frequently be out of my office for meetings and reference desk duties Best ways to reach me are via e mail or phone at the e mail address or phone number listed on this page To request library materials click here on Library Request and complete the form For requests for faculty to put materials on reserves for classes click here on Course Reserves FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MY BACKGROUND AND WORK ASSIGNMENTS YOU CAN CHOOSE ONE OF FOLLOWING OPTIONS Work Experience Education and Awards Professional Activities Publications and Presentations Bibliographical Resources Website Recommendations Lectures OVIATT LIBRARY VIDEO TUTORIALS CAN BE FOUND AT http library csun edu tutorials and the Oviatt Library YouTube Channel with all Library s video tutorials can be at https www youtube com user OviattLibrary Doris Small Helfer Chair Collection Access and Management Services Contact Information University Library 8328 18111 Nordhoff St Northridge CA 91330 8328 Office Oviatt Library Room 468 Phone number 818 677 2562 Fax 818 677 4928 E mail doris helfer csun edu Undergraduates Faculty Graduate Students Alumni Community

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  • Marcia Henry, Assistive Technologies Studies & Human Services, Communication Disorders, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy Librarian | Oviatt Library
    Gerontology Health Sciences Health Statistics Kinesiology Recreation Tourism Management formerly Leisure Studies Nursing an Oviatt Library Research Guide Physical Therapy Special Interest guides Influenza Swine Flu Avian Flu Bird Flu EndNoteWeb For Students Databases Enthusiast Fall 2007 Databases A Z with Subject Categories Multisearch Find Text pdf 1 page list of Library s subscription databases Electronic Resources 2006 pdf with brief descriptions Oviatt Library Your Portal to Academic Success powerpoint and handout presented at New Faculty Retreat 2006 Oviatt Library MetaSearch and Multisearch implementation committee member Over the years I have monitored and contributed to Online help with databases Electronic Reference Service Ask a Librarian About Marcia Henry Curriculum Vita Professional memberships in Medical Library Association Medical Library Group of Southern California Arizona ALA California Academic Research Libraries President SEAL South a CARL Interest group 2007 I like to try freely available web research tools such as WorldCat org catalogs of all major libraries Type keywords of book s title author s name into search box When asked for location information CSUN zipcode is 91330 Note also ability to purchase from Amazon in the right column Search engines that tailor to specifics such as OpenDOAR a directory of open access repositories at http www opendoar org QuadSearch a cumulative search for cited references in Google Scholar at http delab csd auth gr lakritid index php Soople an easy interface to search the web at http www soople com PQDT Open Access dissertations http pqdtopen proquest com Technorati a blog search engine at http www technorati com Medworm place to search for medical newsfeeds at http www medworm com Delicious popular websites checkout related other related tags http delicious com tag healthcare Electronic Thesis Dissertation OAI Union Catalog may help find freely available theses and dissertations An increasing number of universities

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