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Información de contexto

Enciclopedias

Consulte las enciclopedias para obtener una descripción general de los temas. Obtenga más información sobre un tema al comienzo de su proceso de investigación para explorar subtemas y ideas.

Research in Context (Investigación en Contexto)

Artículos, libros, imágenes, biografías, audio, video, revistas, periódicos y fuentes primarias.

Britannica Academic
Incluye datos de países, medios y fuentes primarias.

Points of View Reference Center (Centro de Referencia de Puntos de Vista)* Base de datos disponible en español
Centro de Referencia de Puntos de Vista
Problemas controverciales. Ensayos, artículos de revistas y periódicos, documentos gubernamentales y transcripciones de noticias.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Puntos de vista opuestos en contexto) *Base de datos disponible en español
Puntos de vista opuestos en contexto
Problemas controverciales. Artículos de publicaciones académicas, revistas y libros de referencia, audio de noticias y entrevistas, videos, estadísticas, datos geográficos y más.

Statista 
Herramienta para investigar datos cuantitativos, estadísticas e información relacionada.

Bases de datos interdisciplinarias 

Busque bases de datos para encontrar una variedad de fuentes, que incluyen:

Artículos de fuentes de referencia, revistas revisadas por personas, revistas especializadas, revistas, periódicos y otras publicaciones. También encuentra estadísticas, videos educativos, grabaciones y transcripciones de audio, imágenes y documentos históricos.

Academic Search Complete

Proquest Research Library

Gale Power Search

MasterFILE Premier

JSTOR

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Current and controversial issues.

Periodicos
Una guía de investigación de la Biblioteca Greenley para acceder a artículos periodísticos.

Google Scholar

Use Buscar todo o Títulos de revistas A-Z para averiguar si la Biblioteca de Greenley tiene estos materiales. Si no puede acceder a un artículo, solicítelo a través de Préstamo interbibliotecario (ILL) o solicite ayuda a la Biblioteca de Greenley.

Books

Libros Imprimidos
Búsqueda de libros en el catálogo de la Biblioteca . También encuentre materiales impresos a través de la pestaña "Libros y libros electrónicos" en el sitio web de la Biblioteca. Busque a través de tema, título, autor, etc. 

  • Libros Circulantes: Ubicados en el Nivel de abajo. Saque hasta 10 libros durante 2 semanas a la vez con su FSC ID
  • Libros de Referencia: Ubicados en el Primer Piso. Debe ser utilizado dentro de la Biblioteca. Incluye enciclopedias, manuales, diccionarios, libros de preparación para exámenes, etc. 

Libros electrónicos
Busque libros electrónicos a través de la pestaña "Libros y libros electrónicos" en el sitio web de la Biblioteca. Busque por tema, título, autor, etc. Vea los materiales en formato PDF y acceda desde fuera de la universidad con su nombre de usuario y contraseña FSC.

¿No puedes encontrarlo? 
Si la biblioteca de Greenley no tiene el libro que necesita, haga una solicitud de préstamo interbibliotecario (ILL)  o pregunte a un bibliotecario.

Otras fuentes: 

WorldCat FirstSearch
Encuentre libros en poder de otras bibliotecas. 

Public Domain materials

Busque materiales digitalizados en el dominio público (publicados antes de 1923):
Internet Archive
HathiTrust
Google Books

Citing Sources in MLA Style

See below for basic guidelines and examples of MLA citation style.

Test your knowledge of MLA format with this quiz.

MLA Quiz

Why Cite?

Why you need to cite sources:

  • Citing sources is the only way to use other people’s work without plagiarizing (i.e. if you are using any resource [journal article, book, website, report, interview, etc.], you NEED to give credit to the original source).
  • The readers of your work need citations to learn more about your ideas and where they came from.
  • Citing sources shows the amount of research you’ve done.
  • Citing sources strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas.

In-Text Citations

In-text citations give credit to sources in the body of your paper. Use in-text citations when paraphrasing, directly quoting, or using ideas from sources.

  • MLA citation style uses the author-page method for in-text citations: Author(s)’ last name and the page number(s) from which the quotation or paraphrase is taken must appear in the text.
  • Last names may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the page number(s) should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence.

 

In-Text Citation Examples


Example 1. Writers should ask questions that will result in interesting answers (Zinsser 100). 
Example 2. Zinsser notes that writers should ask questions about interesting experiences in their subjects' lives (100). 
Example 3. Writers should ask their subjects "questions that will elicit answers about what is most interesting or vivid in their lives" (Zinsser 100). 

In-Text Citations vs. Works Cited Page


In text citations are brief, providing only some information about the resource being referenced. These citations must match up to a full citation in the Works Cited page. 
In text citations show readers where to find more information, by directing them to an entry in the Works Cited page. The Works Cited page provides much more information about the resource, so readers will be able to locate it and consult the original source. 

Example 1. The above in-text citations correspond to the following full citation, which would appear in the Works Cited page: 
Zinsser, William. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. Harper Collins, 1976. 

Works Cited Page

The Works Cited page lists complete citations which correspond to in-text citations. The word or phrase you use in your in-text citations must be the first thing that appears on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry in your Works Cited page.

Formatting

    • Separate page labeled “Works Cited,” double-spaced, same margins, etc. as rest of paper.
    • Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.

Author Names

    • Alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.
    • Authors' names are inverted (last name, first name; middle name/initial).
    • If a work has no known author, use a shortened version of the title.

Capitalization and Punctuation

    • Capitalize each word in the titles of articles, books, etc, but do not capitalize articles (the, an), prepositions, or conjunctions unless one is the first word of the title or subtitle, e.g. Gone with the Wind.
    • Use italics (instead of underlining) for titles of larger works (books, magazines) and quotation marks for titles of shorter works (poems, articles).

Works Cited Page Examples

Book
Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.
Example: Zinsser, William. On Writing Well. The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. HarperCollins, 1976.

Scholarly Article
Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, volume number, issue number, Date Month Year,
pages, Database, DOI or URL.
Note: include the URL if there is no DOI
Example: Matsumura, Lindsay Clare, et al. "Classroom Writing Tasks and Students' Analytic Text-Based Writing" Reading
Research Quarterlr, vol. 50, no. 4, Oct.-Dec. 2015, pp. 417-38. Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson), doi:10. 1002/rrq.110.

A Page on a Website / Web document
List as much of the following information as possible (you sometimes have to hunt around to find the information).
Author Last Name, First Name/Organization. ''Title of Page" Name of Website, Date of Publication, URL, Date Accessed.
Example: Rodburg, Maxi ne, and Tutors of the Writing Center at Harvard University. "Developing a Thesis." Harvard University,
1999, writingcenter.fas harvard edu/pages/developing-thesis. Accessed 20 Mar. 2017.

Newspaper Article
Author (s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, pages
Example:  Fani, Anthony "Tips For College Students Searching For Internships" Philadelphia Tribune, 18 Oct. 2016, p. 14.

Videos

Video and audio sources need to be documented using the same basic guidelines for citing print sources in MLA style. Include as much descriptive information as necessary to help readers understand the type and nature of the source you are citing. If the author’s name is the same as the uploader, only cite the author once. If the author is different from the uploader, cite the author’s name before the title.

McGonigal, Jane. “Gaming and Productivity.” YouTube, uploaded by Big Think, 3 July 2012, www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkdzy9bWW3E.



NoodleTools

Access NoodleTools

NoodleTools is a citation manager that can help you generate and format citations correctly.

  • Select the type of resource you are citing (article, book, website, etc.) and NoodleTools will prompt you to enter required information. A citation is then generated in your selected format (MLA).
  • NoodleTools requires an account, so every time you log in your citations will be saved for you.
  • When you are finished entering information, a reference list can be generated for you and exported to MS Word or Google Docs.

Citation Help

For more details and examples of MLA citation style, visit the following websites:

 

 

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