You have been tasked to observe an interview and critique the methods and skills used by the interview. Please refer to the D2L to view the videos and for complete details of this assignment. Your paper:
Why using good sources matter...
When you endeavor to find sources related to a topic of interest for your academic writing, you are demonstrating a number of skills
Authority is Constructed and Contextual
Information, in any format, is produced to convey a message and is shared via a selected delivery method. The iterative processes of researching, creating, revising, and disseminating information vary, and the resulting produce reflects these differences (ACRL par. 13).
Go to this jamboard and lets talk about what peer review means to you!
Click on the sticky note icon on the left hand panel. Type in your ideas about peer review.
A scholarly publication contains articles written by experts in a particular field. The primary audience of these articles is other experts. ... Academics use a variety of terms and language to describe this: "peer-reviewed", vetted academic, or "refereed". They all mean essentially the same thing and refer to the editorial and publication process in which scholars in the same field review the research and findings before the article is published, checking for validity, originality, and quality.
|Scholarly / Peer-Reviewed
|Journalist / Professional Writer
|Reviewed by an editorial board or other experts ("peers")
|Reviewed by an editor
|Scholars and students / Academic
Easy to understand
|News and practical information
Uses a variety of sources for background
Yanushkevich, S. N., Sundberg, K. W., Twyman, N. W., Guest, R. M., & Shmerko, V. P. (2019). Cognitive checkpoint: Emerging technologies for biometric-enabled watchlist screening. Computers & Security, 85, 372-385.
For the following exercise, join the group that matches your birthday and complete the exercise.
Group 1 (your birthday is in January, February, March, or April)
Consider the following:
Group 2 (your birthday is in May, June, July, or August)
Consider the following:
Group 3 (your birthday is in September, October, November, or December)
Consider the following:
Your scholarly sources will likely be one of the following:
Use your critical evaluation skills to determine whether your other sources are good enough to use in this assignment! Look for references to data, evidence, and links to other scholarship. Make sure that the source you use comes from a reliable source.
Using the Library
There are a few ways to use the library.
You can search in a way to combine or omit different terms by telling the search engine exactly what you want…this can help you save some time (and frustration!)
Use quotation marks to keep phrases together - "Black Lives Matter"
Use AND to combine search terms - "police violence" AND protester
Use OR to connect two or more similar terms - BLM OR "Black Lives Matter"
Use wild cards to substitute a letter or suffix with a symbol - demonstr*
Things to remember when using Library Search:
Sign in to save searches, items, and to request materials.
Use the pin icon to save books and articles.
Use the filters on the right. You will use Availability, Resource Type, and Date filters most often.
Some items won't be available. You can request unavailable items using interlibrary loan.
When viewing an item record, scroll down to the Get It or Full Text section to get the item.
Google Scholar is another great way to find peer-reviewed/scholarly material. Google Scholar has a nifty citation chaining function. The Cited by function will forward you to indexed scholarly material that has cited an article that you may be interested in. The Related Articles link will direct you to similar articles that may have the same metadata or keywords.
The Advanced Search is found by clicking the menu icon (top left).
Besides providing links to articles in MRU databases, Google Scholar links to online repositories that contain articles the author has been allowed to upload. Academia.edu and ResearchGate are among the repositories searched by Google Scholar.
By clicking on the Settings icon, you can select library links to show library access for up to 5 libraries (type in Mount Royal and click on save). If you are logged into the MRU library, links should automatically populate if you are running a Google search in another window.
CanLII (The Canadian Legal Information Institute) is a freely available database powered and supported by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. Content focuses on Canadian primary law sources that include:
New SLS APA Referencing Tutorial on D2L
This self-paced 90-minute tutorial covers the same content as our live workshop—why citation is important along with the basics of in-text citations and reference entries in APA Style. Students who complete the tutorial will gain access to a form they can fill out and submit as proof of completion.
Access the tutorial on D2L: Using Google Chrome as your web browser, log in to D2L (learn.mru.ca) with your @mtroyal.ca account. Click the “Discover” tab, then type “APA” in the search bar. Click on the “APA Referencing Tutorial” link and then the “Enroll in Course” button. If you have any questions about the tutorial, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.