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  • Family Consumer Sciences Library Guide and Resources: Selecting a Topic | Oviatt Library
    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 Types of Periodicals Different types of publications have different purposes and different audiences When we talk about journals magazines we can usually divide these publications into three broad categories scholarly journals popular magazines and trade publications Check Ulrich s to see if a journal is peer reviewed referreed Scholarly Journals Trade Publications Popular Magazines Newpapers Current Psychology Research and Reviews Information Today Psychology Today New York Times Geographical Perspectives Aviation Week and Space Technology Discover USA Today Evaluating Internet Resources Internet resources can be even more challenging to evaluate because dates and authors are not always readily available Plus we all know that anyone can create a website Using the CRAAP test will help you thoroughly evaluate your source but the following are some important things to consider when reviewing internet sources Who Created the Information Websites do not always have authors so you ll need to find information on who or what organization is responsible for creating and updating the webpage The following are links to look for on webpages that should provide more information on who is behind the website About Us usually provides information about the organization or company that is responsible for the webpage Mission Statement this will provide information on what the organizations values or goals are Contributors provides information on who contributes content to the website sometimes they ll even list the qualifications of their contributors This section may also provide information on who funds either the website or the organization Beware of websites like Wikipedia where anyone can create an account and edit webpages Publication Dates Finding the date a website was created or last updated can be difficult sometimes If you can t find a date on a particular webpage click around and look at the other resources on their website can you find a date anywhere Are there links to other sources that are out of date or dead links URL Domain Extensions The following is a list of the most popular domain extensions which can be used to help determine authority and objectivity However domain extensions alone cannot determine if a web source is quality or if it s right for your research gov Government The intent of the site is to present official information collected by or about the workings of a government edu Educational institution The intent of the site is to educate as well as present information collected by or about the educational institution Look out for student work or papers that haven t been published in an authoritative source com Commercial The intent of the site is to sell goods or services as well as provide information about the company org Organization

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  • Family Consumer Sciences Library Guide and Resources: Finding Sources | Oviatt Library
    the full text of an article If full text is available in the database click on the link to full text HTML or PDF If full text isn t available in the database click the button to see if we have access to the article in another database or in print in the library If no Find Text button is available or you didn t find the article through our databases search for the magazine or journal title using the Journals tab in the library catalog If the full text isn t available through the Library you can request an Interlibrary Loan for the article s that you need However you must allow about two weeks for this Types of Periodicals Different types of publications have different purposes and different audiences When we talk about journals magazines we can usually divide these publications into three broad categories scholarly journals popular magazines and trade publications Check Ulrich s to see if a journal is peer reviewed referreed Scholarly Journals Trade Publications Popular Magazines Newpapers Current Psychology Research and Reviews Information Today Psychology Today New York Times Geographical Perspectives Aviation Week and Space Technology Discover USA Today Choose the Right Resource When choosing resources for your assignment consider Assignment requirements what does the professor want you to cite Learn about your topic You may want to use a reference book like an encyclopedia print or online to start out with if you don t have a clear understanding of your topic yet Time the more current the topic the less will be found in scholarly journals or books which take longer to get published Recent events will be covered on the Internet in newspapers and magazines as well as in the media Depth of coverage and or the topic scholarly journals and books cover topics in more depth than magazines and newspapers Some topics are not covered by the 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

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  • Family Consumer Sciences Library Guide and Resources: Books | Oviatt Library
    F575 1994 Reference Room Food Values of Portions Commonly Used Bowes and Church 18th ed by J T Pennington and H N Church Ref TX 551 64 2005 Latest edition in Reserve Room Nutrition Reviews Present Knowledge in Nutrition 5th ed Ref TX 353 N88 1984 Floor 3 Recommended Dietary Allowances 10th ed by the National Research Council TX 551 N39 1989 Reference Room and Reserve Book Room Selected FCS Textiles and Fashion Books in the Oviatt Library Encyclopedia of Textiles by Jerde Judith Ref TS1309 J47 1992 Reference Room Encyclopedia of Textiles 3d ed by the Editors of American Fabrics Magazine Ref TS 1445 A18 1980 Reference Room Encyclopedia of Textiles Fibers and Nonwoven Fabrics Ref TS 1309 E53 1984 Reference Room Encyclopedia of World Costume by D Yarwood GT 507 Y37 Floor 2 Fairchild s dictionary of fashion by C M Calasibetta P Tortora Ref TT503 C34 2003 Reserve Desk A dictionary of costume and fashion historic and modern with over 950 illustrations by Picken Mary Boone Ref TT 503 P49 1999 Reference Room Fairchild s Dictionary of Textiles 7th ed by P G Tortora Ref TS 1309 F34 1996 Reference Room The Thames and Hudson dictionary of fashion and fashion designers by G O Hara Callan Ref GT 507 O53 1998 Reference Room Selected FCS Interior Design Equipment Books in the Oviatt Library How to Buy Repair and Maintain Home Systems and Appliances by J T Adams 1981 TX 298 A32 Floor 3 Clean Your House and Everything In It by E Chapman and J C Major TX 324 C48 1982 Floor 3 Note there are several similar books in this same call number area Color space and style all the details interior designers need to know but can never find by C Grimley M Love NK 2115 G75 2007 Floor 3 How It Works the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Ref T 9 H74 1978 Reference Room The Way Things Work an Illustrated Encyclopedia of Technology Ref T 47 W3913 Reference Room and Floor 3 The Dictionary of Art Ref N31 D5 1996 Reference Room Encyclopedia of World Art N 31 E533 Reference Room Dictionary of the Decorative Arts by J Fleming and H Honour NK 30 F5 1977 Floor 3 Concise Encyclopedia of Interior Design 2nd ed Ref NK1165 D58 1988 Reference Room Contemporary Designers 3rd ed Ref NK 1166 C655 1997 Reference Room Chiefly biographical Grove Dictionary or Art From renaissance to impressionism styles and movements in western art 1400 1900 Turner Jane ed Ref N 6946 G76 2000 Reference Room Grove Art electronic resource Available on the internet at http www groveart com index html authstatuscode 200 Selected FCS Consumer Science Business and Marketing Books in the Oviatt Library Consumer Complaints Resources and Referral Guide California Dept of Consumer Affairs Ref HC 110 C6 C33 1987 Floor 2 Consumer Sourcebook Ref HC 110 C63 C638 2003 Latest ed in Reference Room MPA Market Profile Analysis Ref HC 108 L55 M 6 2001

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  • Family Consumer Sciences Library Guide and Resources: Databases | Oviatt Library
    H W Wilson Business Abstracts with Full Text H W Wilson Business Source Premier EBSCO General Business File ASAP Gale General Business File ASAP Gale General OneFile Gale General OneFile Gale LexisNexis Academic LexisNexis Academic Regional Business News EBSCO Regional Business News EBSCO FCS Interior Design and Fashion Design and Merchandising Databases ABI INFORM Complete ProQuest Academic Search Premier EBSCO Art Full Text H W Wilson Art Index H W Wilson ARTstor Berg Fashion Library Business and Company ASAP Gale Business and Company ASAP Gale Business Abstracts with Full Text H W Wilson Business Abstracts with Full Text H W Wilson Business Source Premier EBSCO Expanded Academic ASAP Gale Films on Demand General OneFile Gale Humanities Full Text H W Wilson JSTOR OmniFile Full Text Mega H W Wilson PolicyMap FCS Family Studies and Education Databases ABI INFORM Complete ProQuest Academic Search Premier EBSCO CQ Researcher Education Full Text H W Wilson ERIC EBSCO Expanded Academic ASAP Gale Films on Demand General OneFile Gale Health Reference Center Academic Gale Human Nutrition CAB Direct JSTOR OmniFile Full Text Mega H W Wilson Ovid Journals Project MUSE PsycINFO EBSCO PolicyMap SAGE Journals Online Social Sciences Full Text H W Wilson Sociological Abstracts ProQuest FCS Childcare Administration databases ABI INFORM Complete ProQuest Academic Search Premier EBSCO Business Source Premier EBSCO CINAHL Plus with Full Text EBSCO Cochrane Library Wiley Education Full Text H W Wilson ERIC EBSCO Expanded Academic ASAP Gale Films on Demand General OneFile Gale Health Reference Center Academic Gale Human Nutrition CAB Direct JSTOR MEDLINE ISI MedlinePlus OmniFile Full Text Mega H W Wilson Ovid Journals Physical Education Index ProQuest PolicyMap PsycINFO EBSCO PubMed SAGE Journals Online ScienceDirect Elsevier Social Sciences Full Text H W Wilson Sociological Abstracts ProQuest Web of Science Wiley Online Library FCS Nutrition and Food Sciences

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  • Family Consumer Sciences Library Guide and Resources: Citing Sources | Oviatt Library
    Guide to Plagiarism and Cyber Plagiarism Annotated Bibliography Samples APA Below are 2 sample annotations The citations are in APA Style and are based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 5th edition Book citation example with brief descriptive annotation APA Liroff R A G G Davis 1981 Protecting open space Land use control in the Adirondack Park Cambridge MA Ballinger This book describes the implementation of regional planning and land use regulation in the Adirondack Park in upstate New York The authors provide program evaluations of the Adirondack Park Agency s regulatory and local planning assistance programs Journal article citation example with evaluative annotation APA Gottlieb P D 1995 The golden egg as a natural resource Toward a normative theory of growth management Society and Natural Resources 8 5 49 56 This article explains the dilemma faced by North American suburbs which demand both preservation of local amenities to protect quality of life and physical development to expand the tax base Growth management has been proposed as a policy solution to this dilemma An analogy is made between this approach and resource economics The author concludes that the growth management debate raises legitimate issues of sustainability and efficiency APA Style Publication manual of the American Psychological Association print version Sample Style Sheet for APA Bibliographic Citatons PDF by Dr Karin Durán Sample APA Style Annotated Bibliography PDF by Dr Karin Durán APA Style Guide PDF by Eric Garcia APA Frequently Asked Questions Citing Archival Materials in APA Need More Help Bruin Success with Less Stress UCLA Libraries guide to avoiding plagiarism University of Alberta Libraries Guide to Academic Integrity 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 or K L Turabian s A Manual for Writers of Term Papers Theses and Dissertations These and similar publications are available in the Matador Bookstore and at the reference desk of the Oviatt Library See also Citing Your Sources Style Guides Paraphrase Prompt acknowledgment is required when material from another source is

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  • Federal Tax Law Research Guide: IRS Rulings and Pronouncements | Oviatt Library
    Source Internal Revenue Bulletin Cumulative Bulletin Internet Internal Revenue Bulletin only http www irs gov irb Standard federal tax reports Taxes on parade Online RIA Checkpoint Perform Keyword Search setting search limits under Primary Source Materials select IRS Rulings and Releases Private Letter Rulings Priv Ltr Rul LTR The IRS s National Office issues Private Letter Rulings also called Letter Rulings in response to a taxpayer s request for the IRS s interpretation of the IRC and regulations regarding a particular situation usually a prospective transaction Letter Rulings are not binding on the IRS and cannot be cited as precedent but they can provide useful information on how the IRS may treat a similar transaction They are numbered by the year week and order of issuance e g LTR 923242 indicates the 42nd ruling issued in the 32nd week of 1992 RIA Checkpoint Perform Keyword Search setting search limits under Primary Source Materials select IRS Rulings and Releases LexisNexis Academic Click Legal Research then Tax Law Search within Source Private Letter Rulings Tax Advice Memorandum Actions on Decisions AOD An Action on Decision AOD is a legal memorandum issued by the IRS Chief Counsel s office whenever a court other than the U S Tax Court rules against the government in a case The action on decision recommends the action that the IRS should take in response to the decision Internal Revenue Bulletin Cumulative Bulletin Print Internal Revenue Bulletin Cumulative Bulletin ref KF6301 A329 I5 2nd floor latest ed in RefRm LexisNexis Academic Click Legal Research then Tax Law Search within Source Internal Revenue Bulletin Cumulative Bulletin Internet Internal Revenue Bulletin only http www irs gov irb Standard federal tax reports Taxes on parade Online RIA Checkpoint Perform Keyword Search setting search limits under Primary Source Materials select IRS Rulings and Releases LexisNexis Academic Click Legal Research then Tax Law Search within Source IRS Actions Memoranda Technical Advice Memoranda Tech Adv Mem TAM When an IRS district office requests technical advice relating to an audit or refund claim the IRS national office responds by providing Technical Advice Memoranda TAM that offer guidance on applying the tax law to a transaction that has already occurred The TAM applies only to the taxpayer whose audit or refund claim was in question However they may be useful to other taxpayers in providing the IRS s position in a given area TAMs are not included in any official IRS publication RIA Checkpoint Perform Keyword Search setting search limits under Primary Source Materials select IRS Rulings and Releases LexisNexis Academic Click Legal Research then Tax Law Search within Source Private Letter Rulings Tax Advice Memorandum Technical Memoranda TM Technical Memoranda TM are government documents that explain the rationale behind Treasury Decisions They generally provide background information on regulations LexisNexis Academic Click Legal Research then Tax Law Search within Source IRS Actions Memoranda General Counsel Memoranda GCM Gen Couns Mem General Counsel Memoranda GCM provide the reasoning used in Revenue Rulings Technical Advice Memoranda and Private

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  • Federal Tax Law Research Guide: Internal Revenue Code (IRC) | Oviatt Library
    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 Federal Tax Law Research Guide Internal Revenue Code IRC Overview IRS Rulings and Pronouncements Internal Revenue Code IRC Tax Court Decisions Treasury Regulations Treas Reg Federal tax statutes are codified in Title 26 of the United States Code commonly referred to as the Internal Revenue code IRC The first IRC was passed in 1939 and later replaced by the IRC of 1954 It was subsequently amended by the Tax Reform Act of 1986 The current version is the IRC of 1986 United States Code USC Title 26 Print United States Code U S C Ref KF 62 year A2 2d floor LexisNexis Academic Click Legal Research then Tax Law Search within Source Internal Revenue Code Internet http uscode house gov usc htm or http www access gpo gov congress cong013 html RIA Checkpoint Perform Keyword Search setting search limits under Primary Source Materials select Code Regulations Committee Reports Also select topics or dates under Legislation for current and recent legislation Standard federal tax reports Taxes on parade Internet Standard federal tax reports Taxes on parade Online Del Williams Acquisitions Librarian Contact Information delphia williams csun edu Related Guides Subject Guides Business Resources Data Faculty Resources Finding Statistics by Zip Code Government Information Business Economics and Labor International Business Resources Los Angeles Government Sources Research Guide Business Law San Fernando Valley Statistics and Facts Using Census Information for Business Industry Research Course Guides Consumer Demographics Demographics for business marketing Economics 308 Economics 310 Bennington English 306 Graduate Busines Marketing 640 Graduate Business 600 Information Systems 312 Sharbaf Information Systems 335 Sharbaf Information Systems 435 Pages 1 2 next last Digital Collections

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  • Federal Tax Law Research Guide: Tax Court Decisions | Oviatt Library
    Research Guide Tax Court Decisions Overview IRS Rulings and Pronouncements Internal Revenue Code IRC Tax Court Decisions Treasury Regulations Treas Reg The U S Tax Court a federal trial court that specializes in tax disputes issues two types of decisions Memorandum Decisions and Regular Decisions Tax Court Memorandum Decisions T C Memo The U S Tax Court generally issues Memorandum Decisions as opposed to regular decisions when the decisions merely repeat prior rulings or applications of existing law These Memorandum Decisions are not officially published however they may consider relevant points of law and so should not be ignored by the researcher Tax Court Memorandum Decisions Prentice Hall 1943 ref KF6324 A5 A1 2nd floor Tax Court Reported and Memorandum Decisions ref KF6324 A5 A2 2nd floor latest year only LexisNexis Academic Click Legal Research then Federal Case Law Search within Source Tax Courts RIA Checkpoint Perform Keyword Search setting search limits under Primary Source Materials select Federal Tax Cases Tax Court Regular Decisions The Tax Court issues a Regular Decision which is officially reported when the decision involves a new or unusual point of law Reports of the United States Tax Court ref KF6324 A5 A52 2nd floor Tax Court Reported Decisions ref KF6324 A5 A3 2nd floor LexisNexis Academic Click Legal Research then Federal Case Law Search within Source Tax Courts RIA Checkpoint Perform Keyword Search setting search limits under Primary Source Materials select Federal Tax Cases Del Williams Acquisitions Librarian Contact Information delphia williams csun edu Related Guides Subject Guides Business Resources Data Faculty Resources Finding Statistics by Zip Code Government Information Business Economics and Labor International Business Resources Los Angeles Government Sources Research Guide Business Law San Fernando Valley Statistics and Facts Using Census Information for Business Industry Research Course Guides Consumer Demographics Demographics for business

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