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/jencastel/73s1egehwvfqzxng
We want to know about your experience with this activity!
Let your voice be heard here: Database Activity Reflection
Wondering how to get started on your Researched Speech - Information or Persuasion?
No worries! Your first challenge is to choose an interesting topic, and then focus in on the most fascinating angle.
Important: Prof. Gaines has asked you to find outside resources for your speech. No problem! Use the links to databases below to get articles and resources on your topic, fast!
Pro-Tip: Start with Academic Search Complete
Use Academic Search to search for articles on specific angles for your speech. For example, if your topic is "Texting while Driving", use the search box to find scholarly articles on "Texting while Driving", along with your persuasive or informative angle, such as a "Texting Ban" or the role of "alcohol".
Use Opposing Viewpoints to search for controversial articles on specific angles for your research paper. For example, if your topic is "Texting while Driving", use the search box to find different points of view on this issue. Looking at both sides of a topic makes whatever side you take even stronger, because you can argue a more balanced point of view.
Pro-Tip: Choose Browse Issues to choose from legit hundreds of topics.
Use Statista for fast, compelling statistics to cite in your paper. Statistics on 60,000 topics in just a click of a button!
Worried about MLA? Don't be! Here's a link to a Sample Paper in MLA that will help walk you through.
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.
"According to a 2009 study by the Workplace Bullying Institute titled Bullying: Getting Away With It, when employees reported bullying, 54 percent of employers did nothing at all."
You’ll notice that in both of these cases, we started by citing the author of the study—in this case, the Workplace Bullying Institute. We then provided the title of the study. You could also provide the name of the article, book, podcast, movie, or other source. In the direct quotation example, we took information right from the report. In the second example, we summarized the same information.
"As many of us know, reaching that “aha!” moment does not always come quickly, but there are definitely some strategies one can take to help speed up this process."
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.
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