To create an amazing speech, you need amazing research.
Let's explore these databases!
Each group will be assigned one database to explore
and will share their findings with the class at the end of the activity in this padlet:
Add Your Findings here> https://padlet.com/snappyfilms/p09n3yhm5qu4
Each member of the group will research their OWN topic for their OWN speech, but you will help each other in the group, and will present your findings as a group as well.
All done? Take a short quiz on how you felt the session went.
Pro-Tip: Choose Browse Issues to choose from legit hundreds of topics.
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Be brief, but provide enough information that your audience can track down the source.
Highlight what is most important criteria for that source.
Include who/what and when.
According to Professor Jane Smith at Stanford University....(abbreviated verbal citation)
When I interviewed college instructor John Doe and observed his English 101 class...
Jason Hammersmith, a journalist with the Dallas Times, describes in his February 13, 2016 article.... (Full verbal citation)
Full verbal citations include all the information about the source thereby allowing the source to be easily found.
ex. According to Harvard University professors, Dr. Smith and Dr. Jones research on this topic published in the Summer 2015 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine....
Abbreviated verbal citations include less information about the source, but still includes the most important aspects of that specific source.
ex. A 2015 study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that Harvard University professors....
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.
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, APA)
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.