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  • Dissertation Abstracts | Millikin University
    International PACE Accelerated Degrees Graduate Nursing Graduate Business Academics Areas of Study Colleges and Schools College of Arts Sciences College of Fine Arts Professional Studies Tabor School of Business Interdepartmental More Programs Graduate Programs PACE Accelerated Degrees Pre Professional English Language ESL Study Abroad Student Resources Staley Library Academic Calendar Registrar Academic Resources International Education Athletics Campus Life Residence Life Activity Calendar of Events Student Organizations Decatur Community Greek Life Kirkland Fine Arts Center Student Life Health Wellness Centers Facilities Campus Involvement Dining Residence Life Services Student Handbook Public Safety Information Technology Career Center Support Services Alumni Friends Get Involved Stay Connected Alumni News Quarterly Magazine Alumni Directory Featured Alumni Resources Alumni Events Alumni Calendar Homecoming Goodheart Event Founder s Day Lindsay Medallion Give To MU Give Ways to Give Millikin Fund Big Blue Club Patrons Society About Faculty Staff Directory At A Glance Mission Values Millikin History Employment Accreditation University Marketing Administration Office of the President Office of the Provost Student Development Board of Trustees Faculty Staff Directory Media Newsroom Calendar of Events Video Gallery Photo Gallery Press Kit Dissertation Abstracts Staley Library You are here Home Campus Life Centers Facilities Staley Library Research Dissertation Abstracts What is Dissertation Abstracts Let s break this question down into a few smaller questions What is an abstract An abstract is a small summary of a longer piece of written work What is a dissertation A dissertation sometimes called a thesis is a research project conducted and written by a person who is a candidate for graduating from a higher education institution for a master s or doctoral degree On rare occasions a dissertation or thesis may be written by a bachelor s candidate So what is Dissertation Abstracts Dissertation Abstracts is a specific publication that prints only the abstracts of doctoral dissertations Its purpose is to allow researchers to remain current with what other people in their field are studying by providing short summaries of dissertations that have been published Dissertation Abstracts provides ONLY the abstract not the entire dissertation Entire dissertations must be requested through Interlibrary Loan separately Determining if you really want the dissertation abstract The abstract MAY NOT be useful to you if you are conducting regular undergraduate level research You probably should find a different source The abstract MAY be useful to you if you are trying to decide if you need to consult therefore Interlibrary Loan the entire dissertation for your research If you are an upper level undergraduate Master s Doctoral or faculty member conducting research you may wish to read the entire dissertation See below for instructions on requesting a full length dissertation Requesting the full length dissertation To request an Interlibrary Loan of an entire dissertation log in to your ILLiad account In the upper left hand corner under Create New Request click on Other Items In the Citation section for Describe the Item that you want include dissertation title dissertation author year of publication and any other information you may have including

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  • Guide to Conducting Research | Millikin University
    Arts Professional Studies Tabor School of Business Interdepartmental More Programs Graduate Programs PACE Accelerated Degrees Pre Professional English Language ESL Study Abroad Student Resources Staley Library Academic Calendar Registrar Academic Resources International Education Athletics Campus Life Residence Life Activity Calendar of Events Student Organizations Decatur Community Greek Life Kirkland Fine Arts Center Student Life Health Wellness Centers Facilities Campus Involvement Dining Residence Life Services Student Handbook Public Safety Information Technology Career Center Support Services Alumni Friends Get Involved Stay Connected Alumni News Quarterly Magazine Alumni Directory Featured Alumni Resources Alumni Events Alumni Calendar Homecoming Goodheart Event Founder s Day Lindsay Medallion Give To MU Give Ways to Give Millikin Fund Big Blue Club Patrons Society About Faculty Staff Directory At A Glance Mission Values Millikin History Employment Accreditation University Marketing Administration Office of the President Office of the Provost Student Development Board of Trustees Faculty Staff Directory Media Newsroom Calendar of Events Video Gallery Photo Gallery Press Kit Guide to Conducting Research Staley Library You are here Home Campus Life Centers Facilities Staley Library Research Guide to Conducting Research Important Steps in the Research Process While the academic research process varies somewhat by discipline and circumstance there are three important steps that every student should execute as part of their research efforts Find sources Evaluate sources Cite sources How we can help In addition to the personal services we offer when you come to the library we also offer online research and service electronically You can also email your questions or Chat online with a Millikin Librarian Please contact the Writing Center for in depth assistance with writing projects Finding Sources Evaluating Sources Citing Sources Finding Research Sources Millikin s Online Catalog Other Library Catalogs Find Articles in Databases Journal Available Online Topic and Research Guides University Archives Thinking About

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  • Other Library Catalogs | Millikin University
    and Schools College of Arts Sciences College of Fine Arts Professional Studies Tabor School of Business Interdepartmental More Programs Graduate Programs PACE Accelerated Degrees Pre Professional English Language ESL Study Abroad Student Resources Staley Library Academic Calendar Registrar Academic Resources International Education Athletics Campus Life Residence Life Activity Calendar of Events Student Organizations Decatur Community Greek Life Kirkland Fine Arts Center Student Life Health Wellness Centers Facilities Campus Involvement Dining Residence Life Services Student Handbook Public Safety Information Technology Career Center Support Services Alumni Friends Get Involved Stay Connected Alumni News Quarterly Magazine Alumni Directory Featured Alumni Resources Alumni Events Alumni Calendar Homecoming Goodheart Event Founder s Day Lindsay Medallion Give To MU Give Ways to Give Millikin Fund Big Blue Club Patrons Society About Faculty Staff Directory At A Glance Mission Values Millikin History Employment Accreditation University Marketing Administration Office of the President Office of the Provost Student Development Board of Trustees Faculty Staff Directory Media Newsroom Calendar of Events Video Gallery Photo Gallery Press Kit Other Library Catalogs Staley Library You are here Home Campus Life Centers Facilities Staley Library Research Other Library Catalogs Access to a Network of Library Catalogs OCLC WorldCat More than 44 million bibliographic records for books owned by libraries worldwide You can initiate interlibrary loan requests directly from WorldCat for titles not owned by Staley Library I Share Catalog The 80 CARLI member libraries including Millikin s library share their resources through I Share You can borrow from these libraries using your Millikin ID or you can request most of their materials through interlibrary loan When in Millikin s Online Catalog to access the library holdings at the 79 other I Share libraries use the drop down menu to the right of the search box to select All I Share Libraries Center for

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  • Preventing Plagiarism | Millikin University
    Calendar Homecoming Goodheart Event Founder s Day Lindsay Medallion Give To MU Give Ways to Give Millikin Fund Big Blue Club Patrons Society About Faculty Staff Directory At A Glance Mission Values Millikin History Employment Accreditation University Marketing Administration Office of the President Office of the Provost Student Development Board of Trustees Faculty Staff Directory Media Newsroom Calendar of Events Video Gallery Photo Gallery Press Kit Preventing Plagiarism Staley Library You are here Home Campus Life Centers Facilities Staley Library Research Preventing Plagiarism Preventing Plagiarism A Guide for Students This guide pulls together a number of resources to assist you the student avoid plagiarism Plagiarism can be an intentional or accidental act but either way you can suffer severe consequences These consequences are covered in the University Judicial System section of the Millikin Student Handbook If you have additional questions about plagiarism contact your class instructor or a librarian Defining plagiarism The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language 4th edition defines the act of plagiarizing as To use and pass off the ideas or writings of another as one s own or To appropriate for use as one s own passages or ideas from another intr To put forth as original to oneself the ideas or words of another Books and resources which provide information on writing research papers and citing information generally include a definition of plagiarism By definition a research paper involves the assimilation of prior scholarship and entails the responsibility to give proper acknowledgment whenever one is indebted to another for either words or ideas Failure to give credit is plagiarism Turabian Kate L A Manual for Writers of Termpapers Theses and Dissertations sixth edition University of Chicago Press Chicago 1996 Simply put plagiarism is using others ideas or words as if they were your own Ballenger Bruce The Curious Researcher second revised edition Allyn and Bacon Boston 1999 To use another person s ideas or expressions in your writing without acknowledging the sources is to plagiarize Plagiarism then constitutes intellectual theft Strictly speaking it is a moral and ethical offense rather than a legal one since most instances of plagiarism fall outside the scope of copyright infringement a legal offense Gibaldi Joseph MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 5th ed Modern Language Association of America New York 1999 Although they may be worded slightly differently they all state the same thing Plagiarism is cheating Examples of plagiarism Copying the words of others whether from a source or another student Putting your name on a paper written by someone else Purchasing or downloading a paper from the Internet and turning it in Paraphrasing rewriting in your own words a source and not documenting it Not using quotations marks properly when using material from another source Recognizing and avoiding plagiarism A brief discussion on Avoiding Plagiarism has been written by Dr Michael O Conner of the English Department Plagiarism What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It from Indiana University Plagiarism from Northwestern University

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  • Primary Sources | Millikin University
    to Apply After Acceptance Meet Your Counselor Visit Information Visit Campus Schedule a Visit Virtual Tour Maps Directions Area Information Admissions info for Transfer International PACE Accelerated Degrees Graduate Nursing Graduate Business Academics Areas of Study Colleges and Schools College of Arts Sciences College of Fine Arts Professional Studies Tabor School of Business Interdepartmental More Programs Graduate Programs PACE Accelerated Degrees Pre Professional English Language ESL Study Abroad Student Resources Staley Library Academic Calendar Registrar Academic Resources International Education Athletics Campus Life Residence Life Activity Calendar of Events Student Organizations Decatur Community Greek Life Kirkland Fine Arts Center Student Life Health Wellness Centers Facilities Campus Involvement Dining Residence Life Services Student Handbook Public Safety Information Technology Career Center Support Services Alumni Friends Get Involved Stay Connected Alumni News Quarterly Magazine Alumni Directory Featured Alumni Resources Alumni Events Alumni Calendar Homecoming Goodheart Event Founder s Day Lindsay Medallion Give To MU Give Ways to Give Millikin Fund Big Blue Club Patrons Society About Faculty Staff Directory At A Glance Mission Values Millikin History Employment Accreditation University Marketing Administration Office of the President Office of the Provost Student Development Board of Trustees Faculty Staff Directory Media Newsroom Calendar of Events Video Gallery Photo Gallery Press Kit Primary Sources Staley Library You are here Home Campus Life Centers Facilities Staley Library Research Primary Sources Primary Sources What are primary sources Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories Primary sources may include letters manuscripts diaries journals newspapers speeches interviews memoirs documents produced by government agencies such as Congress or the Office of the President photographs audio recordings moving pictures or video recordings research data and objects or artifacts such as works of art or ancient roads buildings tools and weapons These sources serve as the raw material to interpret the past and when they are used along with previous interpretations by historians they provide the resources necessary for historical research From Using Primary Sources on the Web published by the History Section of the Reference and User Services Association a division of the American Library Association What are secondary sources Secondary sources are accounts of the past created by people writing about events sometime after they happened this could be a few years later or centuries later In other words secondary sources are what historians create Historians creations usually come in the form of books and journal articles They are an analysis of past events and times based on evidence provided by primary sources which are cited in numerous footnotes and in a bibliography From For Students History Day Research University of Washington Libraries Evaluating primary sources Using Primary Sources Library of Congress DoHistory Website created by The Center for Film Studies Harvard University Primary and Secondary Sources for the Humanities and Social Sciences SUNY University at Albany Primary and Secondary Sources for Science SUNY University at Albany Finding primary sources American Memory Library of Congress Primary

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  • Services | Millikin University
    Glance Mission Values Millikin History Employment Accreditation University Marketing Administration Office of the President Office of the Provost Student Development Board of Trustees Faculty Staff Directory Media Newsroom Calendar of Events Video Gallery Photo Gallery Press Kit Menu Admission Aid Office of Admission Undergraduate Why Study at Millikin Cost Aid How to Apply After Acceptance Meet Your Counselor Visit Information Visit Campus Schedule a Visit Virtual Tour Maps Directions Area Information Admissions info for Transfer International PACE Accelerated Degrees Graduate Nursing Graduate Business Academics Areas of Study Colleges and Schools College of Arts Sciences College of Fine Arts Professional Studies Tabor School of Business Interdepartmental More Programs Graduate Programs PACE Accelerated Degrees Pre Professional English Language ESL Study Abroad Student Resources Staley Library Academic Calendar Registrar Academic Resources International Education Athletics Campus Life Residence Life Activity Calendar of Events Student Organizations Decatur Community Greek Life Kirkland Fine Arts Center Student Life Health Wellness Centers Facilities Campus Involvement Dining Residence Life Services Student Handbook Public Safety Information Technology Career Center Support Services Alumni Friends Get Involved Stay Connected Alumni News Quarterly Magazine Alumni Directory Featured Alumni Resources Alumni Events Alumni Calendar Homecoming Goodheart Event Founder s Day Lindsay Medallion Give To MU Give Ways to Give Millikin Fund Big Blue Club Patrons Society About Faculty Staff Directory At A Glance Mission Values Millikin History Employment Accreditation University Marketing Administration Office of the President Office of the Provost Student Development Board of Trustees Faculty Staff Directory Media Newsroom Calendar of Events Video Gallery Photo Gallery Press Kit Services Staley Library You are here Home Campus Life Centers Facilities Staley Library Services Supporting You In Person and Online This collection of resources helps you access and manage the wide range of services available through the library Stop in and talk with any of

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  • Circulation | Millikin University
    6214 from off campus In Person Renewals Bring your Millikin ID card to the circulation desk at Staley Library For interlibrary loan materials Items with yellow slips I Share items Follow same steps as above to renew online or in person 3 renewals maximum for print items no renewals for non print items If you are unable to renew your item call 217 424 3560 for assistance Items with pink slips OCLC WorldCat ILLiad items Most items can be renewed Bring the item to Staley Library or call 217 424 3560 Please give as much information as possible including your name the title of the item the transaction number and the original due date Why was my renewal request denied Renewals may be blocked or denied for a number of reasons including You have already renewed the item three times renewal limit is 3 The item has been recalled by the library You have unresolved fines in excess of 30 00 50 00 for faculty You have 6 or more overdue items on your account You have lost items and or fine obligations to other libraries for Interlibrary Loan items The item type does not allow for renewal What if I have overdue or lost materials You will receive one courtesy reminder and three overdue notices These notices will be sent via email unless we do not have an email address for you Overdue notices are courtesy notices you are responsible for materials you borrow whether you receive notices or not The courtesy reminder is sent out three days before the material is due The first overdue notice is automatically generated ten days after the material becomes overdue The second overdue notice is generated after twenty days overdue Fines are forgiven during the first twenty days but once the second overdue notice is generated fines are due at the rate of 0 25 per day The fines are retroactive and thus are 5 25 per item on the twenty first overdue day The assumption is made that if material is not returned within thirty days of falling overdue it has been lost Thus the third and final notice is a Lost Item Billing Notice which reflects a replacement fee We search the stacks in conjunction with sending out the lost book bills to assure that the items are not in the library already As long as you have materials overdue more than 30 days or outstanding fines in excess of 30 00 50 00 for faculty you will be blocked from borrowing additional material from this or any other I Share library All borrowing will also be blocked when you have 25 overdue interlibrary loan items 3 lost interlibrary loan items and or a total of 200 in fines fees owed to other I Share libraries The standard lost item fees are 50 00 per book replacement fee 100 00 per video DVD replacement fee 30 00 per CD LP vinyl replacement fee Note that these replacement charges apply even

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  • Claims Returned Form | Millikin University
    Connected Alumni News Quarterly Magazine Alumni Directory Featured Alumni Resources Alumni Events Alumni Calendar Homecoming Goodheart Event Founder s Day Lindsay Medallion Give To MU Give Ways to Give Millikin Fund Big Blue Club Patrons Society About Faculty Staff Directory At A Glance Mission Values Millikin History Employment Accreditation University Marketing Administration Office of the President Office of the Provost Student Development Board of Trustees Faculty Staff Directory Media Newsroom Calendar of Events Video Gallery Photo Gallery Press Kit Menu Admission Aid Office of Admission Undergraduate Why Study at Millikin Cost Aid How to Apply After Acceptance Meet Your Counselor Visit Information Visit Campus Schedule a Visit Virtual Tour Maps Directions Area Information Admissions info for Transfer International PACE Accelerated Degrees Graduate Nursing Graduate Business Academics Areas of Study Colleges and Schools College of Arts Sciences College of Fine Arts Professional Studies Tabor School of Business Interdepartmental More Programs Graduate Programs PACE Accelerated Degrees Pre Professional English Language ESL Study Abroad Student Resources Staley Library Academic Calendar Registrar Academic Resources International Education Athletics Campus Life Residence Life Activity Calendar of Events Student Organizations Decatur Community Greek Life Kirkland Fine Arts Center Student Life Health Wellness Centers Facilities Campus Involvement Dining Residence Life Services Student Handbook Public Safety Information Technology Career Center Support Services Alumni Friends Get Involved Stay Connected Alumni News Quarterly Magazine Alumni Directory Featured Alumni Resources Alumni Events Alumni Calendar Homecoming Goodheart Event Founder s Day Lindsay Medallion Give To MU Give Ways to Give Millikin Fund Big Blue Club Patrons Society About Faculty Staff Directory At A Glance Mission Values Millikin History Employment Accreditation University Marketing Administration Office of the President Office of the Provost Student Development Board of Trustees Faculty Staff Directory Media Newsroom Calendar of Events Video Gallery Photo Gallery Press Kit Claims Returned Form

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