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  • Research Strategies 5: Citing Your Sources: Plagiarism | Oviatt Library
    More Help Bruin Success with Less Stress UCLA Libraries guide to avoiding plagiarism University of Alberta Libraries Guide to Academic Integrity 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 paraphrased or summarized in whole or in part in your own words To acknowledge a paraphrase properly one might state to paraphrase Locke s comment and conclude with a footnote identifying the exact reference A footnote acknowledging only a directly quoted statement does not suffice to notify the reader of any preceding or succeeding paraphrased material Borrowed Facts or Information Information obtained in one s reading or research that is not common knowledge among students in the course must be acknowledged Examples of common knowledge might include the names of leaders of prominent nations basic scientific laws

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  • Citing Archival Materials: Publication Manual of the APA | Oviatt Library
    and section 7 10 In Text Citations APA style makes use of an author date citation system in text which usually includes enough information to point your reader to the proper citation in your Reference List Archival materials can be challenging in such a system as a document s creator or date of creation are sometimes unknown For this reason most of the examples provided in the manual include additional information elements See the Publication Manual of the APA especially the preamble to section 6 11 Example 1 John Sell Letter The letter displayed to the right is from the John M Sell Civil War Collection In an APA style in text citation you might cite it as follows Sell John W to William Sell November 3 1861 Example 2 William Sager Photograph The photograph of the Japanese sentry displayed here is from the William H Sager China Marines Photograph Collection In an APA style in text citation you might cite it as follows Sager William H Japanese Sentry Hankow ca 1945 See the Publication Manual of the APA Chapter 7 examples 63 and 65 Reference List If you cite just one item from an archival collection that item should be included in your citation If you cite several items from a single collection within the text of your paper the entry in the Reference List should refer to the collection as a whole Example 1 One letter from the Sell Collection If you cited only one letter from the Sell Collection in your paper you might cite the item in your reference list as follows Sell John M 1861 November 3 Letter to William Sell John M Sell Civil War Collection Special Collections and Archives Oviatt Library California State University Northridge SC JMS Box 1 Folder 3 Los Angeles

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  • Citing Archival Materials: MLA Handbook | Oviatt Library
    should include enough information to point to a specific source in the works cited list The MLA Handbook does not provide any examples of parenthetical citations for archival material to supplement that general guideline The letter displayed to the right is from the John M Sell Civil War Collection Example 1 John Sell s letter to his brother John Sell wrote numerous letters to his brother Willie while serving in the Civil War so you might include the date of the letter you cite in your paper to differentiate it from the others John Sell to William Sell 3 November 1861 Example 2 William H Edmont s letter to John s sister There is only one letter in the collection from William H Edmont to John s sister Sarah Sell so in this example the letter s date is not needed Edmont to Sell See the MLA Handbook sections 6 1 and 6 2 for more information List of Works Cited Your works cited list should include every source you cited in parentheticals in the text of your paper and should be appended to the paper itself see section 5 3 Whether you ve cited one or many letters from an archival collection you should include information elements as necessary to help identify the item s depending on the format or type of resource you are citing Example 1 One letter from the Sell Collection If this were the only letter from the Sell Collection cited in your paper you might include the name of the letter s author the recipient the date the collection title the name of the holding institution and its geographic location Sell John M Letter to William Sell 3 November 1861 MS John M Sell Civil War Collection Special Collections and Archives Oviatt Library California

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/citing-archives/mla (2016-02-17)
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  • Citing Archival Materials: Chicago Manual of Style | Oviatt Library
    should appear first in your citation If an items does not have a clear title you may have to make one up which is permitted for archival materials Other pieces of information that could be included in the note are the item s creation date the box and folder you found it in the name of the collection it is a part of and the name of the library archives or other institution that owns the collection Example 1 John Sell Letter The letter displayed to the right is from the John M Sell Civil War Collection In a Chicago style note you might cite it as follows John M Sell to William Sell 3 November 1861 Box 1 Folder 3 John M Sell Civil War Collection Special Collections and Archives Oviatt Library California State University Northridge Example 2 William Sager Photograph The photograph of the Japanese sentry displayed here is from the William H Sager China Marines Photograph Collection In a Chicago style note you might cite it as follows Photograph Japanese Sentry Hankow ca 1945 Box 1 Folder 1 William H Sager China Marines Photograph Collection Special Collections and Archives Oviatt Library California State University Northridge See the Chicago Manual of Style section 14 240 for more examples of citation formats in footnotes or endnotes Bibliography Sections 14 233 and 14 241 If you ve cited one item from an archival collection the name of the item or its creator is usually the main element in the bibliography entry If you ve cited more than one item from an archival collection the name of the collection is usually the main element in the bibliography entry In either case other pieces of information that could be included are the collection s date range the name of the library archives

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/citing-archives/chicago (2016-02-17)
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  • Ask a Librarian | Oviatt Library
    Collections Archives Digital Collections Teacher Curriculum Center Government 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 Ask a Librarian The Oviatt Library can help you find the resources you need Ask Us Anything Popular Featured Ask a Question Ask Us Or browse a topic Not using Javascript Try Librarian Help by E mail Live Chat CSUN and non CSUN librarians answer your questions 24 7 Text a Librarian We now offer free text messaging reference services standard message rates apply Text us your questions at 818 900 2965 Service hours Monday Friday 10am 5pm More about Text a Librarian Reference Desk Speak to a Librarian in person at the Reference Desk during Library service hours Telephone Call us at 818 677 2285 to speak to a librarian during Library service hours By appointment with a Librarian Subject Specialist Undergraduates Faculty Graduate Students Alumni Community Digital Collections Pins Cited at the Oviatt Exploring Research Topics Peek in the Stacks African American LGBTQ Periodicals Brad Pye Jr Los

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  • Need Librarian Help? | Oviatt Library
    Center Government 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 Need Librarian Help The Librarian Help by Email form has been replaced by LibAnswers our new resource for providing instant answers to common questions and for offering help by email Type your question into the form at the top of our Ask a Librarian page If someone else has asked a similar question you ll see a link to the question with its answer below If you need to ask a detailed question you can go directly to http libanswers csun edu type your question and click the ASK US button There you will be able to submit your question by email and receive an answer promptly Research Assistance Research Assistance Overview How To Guides Tutorials Subject Guides Course Guides Ask a Librarian Citing Your Sources Reference and Instructional Services CSUN s Information Competence Program Undergraduates Faculty Graduate Students Alumni Community Digital Collections Pins Cited at the Oviatt Exploring Research Topics Peek in the Stacks African

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  • Ecklund Internship in Research, Instruction, and Outreach Services | Oviatt Library
    2014 The Ecklund Internship was instrumental in solidifying my passion for information literacy and reaffirmed my commitment to instructing students on effective research strategies and information access skills I have not only gained valuable professional experience but also have been fortunate enough to develop relationships and communication skills that I know will last my entire career I am very thankful for all of the support and energy that the Oviatt s librarians staff has invested in my professional development Danielle Ball Spring 2013 I spent considerable time observing librarians at the reference desk asking questions on how to improve my reference techniques and providing reference to students faculty and non CSUN patrons I really improved my own skills in searching the OPAC and databases with Boolean searches I also had the opportunity to attend library instruction taught by several librarians It was interesting to see the interactions with faculty and students and the different approaches to orienting students to the library I was able to ask questions and take notes of specific methods that were used Also I spoke in depth with many of the librarians and got tips and information on preparing and providing instruction especially as it relates to subject specialty and cooperating with the faculty to support student learning Jamie Johnson Spring 2012 The Ecklund Internship awarded me the opportunity to learn and develop many of the skills needed to become an academic librarian by working within the Research Instruction and Outreach Systems Department at the Oviatt Library I had the privilege of working on a variety of projects and gaining first hand experience in reference both in person and virtually learning new library instruction techniques and creating digital learning objects The most positive and rewarding aspects of the internship came from working with the talented librarians who were generous with their time and knowledge and guided me through this rewarding experience This internship has definitely increased my passion for academic librarianship and I am more excited than ever to start my career Jamie Johnson Zoe Jarocki Fall 2009 The Ecklund Internship is a great experience for students who are interested in understanding all aspects of what it means to be a Reference and Instruction librarian All of the Oviatt librarians and administrators are supportive and enthusiastic mentors who are happy to share their experiences and knowledge As an intern I have had the chance to observe and participate in all the duties of a RIOS librarian at the reference desk in the classroom in meetings and electronic reference service I am happy to say that this internship has enriched my MLIS studies Zoe Jarocki Isabelle Ramos Spring 2007 Working as an Ecklund Intern at CSUN was a wonderful opportunity to start my librarian career Being exposed to the various tasks of an academic librarian provided me the helpful experience needed to gain a foothold in the field and build my skill set But most importantly I am grateful to the librarians and especially Lynn Lampert who

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/About/EcklundInternship (2016-02-17)
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  • Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) | Oviatt Library
    the east wing the first ever ASRS for libraries The ASRS consists of 13 260 steel bins each 2 x 4 on a rack structure that occupies an 8000 sq ft room forty feet high The ceiling of the room is at the level of the ceiling of the main floor of the Library The bins are arranged on both sides of six aisles each of which has a mini load crane guided by rails at top and bottom All bound periodicals except for a few select titles and books that have been used infrequently are stored in the bins Their bar codes are mapped to their bin locations in the ASRS Manager computer system The capacity of the ASRS is 1 7 million volumes Requests for retrieval of ASRS items are submitted via the Library catalog and are transmitted electronically to the ASRS Manager which directs the automatic crane in the appropriate aisle to deliver the bin to a pickup station on the mezzanine at main floor level The approximate location of the book in the bin is displayed on a terminal at the pickup station along with author title and bar code The last two digits of the bar code of each book were written on the top edge when it was stored allowing the ASRS operator to find the book easily The operator reads the bar code in the book with a barcode scanner to confirm that it has been picked up and delivers the book to the Guest Services desk Time from initial request to availability at the Guest Services desk is under ten minutes In the Northridge Earthquake on January 17 1994 almost 100 of the library s open shelf collection was dumped on the floor Not one book in the ASRS was damaged No

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/About/ASRS (2016-02-17)
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