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EQN 1020


Greetings! I'm honored to be your personal librarian for EQN 1020

I can help you with your Blemish Research or answer any other question.  Seriously.  I got you!

If you'd like some one-on-one help click here to book an appointment or let me know a time that works for you We're here for you!

Sarah Naomi Campbell| | 401-598-5019

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Scenario: You have to write a paper for a equine class on the topic of blemish research. You need at least 2 credible, scholarly sources, drawn from one of the following sources.


Using the handout, work with your team to evaluate the source you've been assigned to teach your classmates how to find information for the Blemish Research essay.


Is your source useful for the Blemish Research essay?

Pro-Tip: Each team evaluates ONE of the following sources:

Group 1 Google Scholar

  • Use keywords instead of full sentences
  • Use quotes to search for an exact match
  • Add the year to the search phrase to get articles published in a particular year. 
  • Quick full text-access options - can often be available at JWU (look on the right hand side)
  • Note the "cited by" feature, which can tell you how popular it is and lead you to more articles!

Group 2 Science Direct

  • Search for article topic
  • Click "View full text"
  • Select "Get Access"
  • Order Document

Group 3 Equus Magazine

  • Use search bar or explore tabs, such as "Diseases"

Group 4 Horse Magazine

  • Use search bar or explore tabs, such as "Topics"




On campus? Visit the JWU Writing Lab at either the Academic Success Center at Downcity or Harborside for fast and easy help with assignments.

Whether you're just getting started or need final editing advice, peer-to-peer and professional writing coaches are super kind and trained to help you at any stage of the writing process. 

For in-person tutoring, help with accommodations for students living with disabilities, and study-skills workshops, contact the Academic Success Center, via USucceed in jwulink, Academics tab, right hand side, under Academic Support Services.

Top Tips for Working with the Writing Lab:

  1.    Walk-ins welcome; appointments strongly recommended.
  2.    Book an appointment by phone: 401-598-1785  
  3.    Book an appointment online via USucceed: In jwulink, click Academics tab.

Did you know you can also submit your paper online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to Smarthinking for feedback by professional tutors within 24 hours?  It's FREE!  Look for the link in jwulink, under the Academics tab, under Academic Support Services.


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Best Practices for Citing Sources in Presentations

Why do I need to cite my sources in a presentation?
• Credible sources show that you have done your research and reinforce your own credibility.
• Giving credit to your sources links you to an ongoing scholarly conversation. By identifying where you got your ideas, you enable your own readers to find the sources that you used if they want to learn more.
• JWU's Academic Honesty Policy lists plagiarism as a violation of University policy, as well as one of personal integrity.

How do I cite my sources in a visual presentation?
• Include a citation for any content, quotes, or ideas from another source. The citation should be located either next to the information or below it.
• Cite in the text and provide a list of citations at the end.

Did you know you can copy and paste citations if you use the library's databases?

1. Save time -  look for the "Cite" Button or " " icon.

2. Scroll to the style you need (MLA)

3. Copy and paste the full citation into your paper

Ta Da!  You're done!  Well, almost.  Sometimes weird formatting issues happen, so always double check your work.


Need help with in-text citations or more complicated citations?  Use the OWL It's super easy, and totally simple. This is also a really good time to make an appointment with a writing tutor to make sure your paper is totally perfect and all your citations are good to go or reach out to me for help!