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COM-531 Legal and Ethical Issues for Professional Communicators (Ebo, Spring 2016)

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Now that you have found information on your topic, consider how you are going to use it.

How will you construct new meaning from this information and communicate it effectively? 

It is helpful to read through all of your sources to make sure that you have the information you need.  As you read through them, you may find citations to other relevant sources.  Looking through the references in all of your sources can be helpful in finding these additional sources.

As you begin to use the information you found, it is critical to consider how you are using it.

 

What is Plagiarism - a tutorial from University of Maine; or Avoiding Plagiarism a research guide by the Wichita State University.

Rider Libraries provides Style guides and NoodleTools to help students cite sources correctly to give attributions. See the NoodleTools Research Guide and a tutorial (9 minutes) for using NoodleTools. 

NoodleTools

Use NoodleTools to walk you through creating your Works Cited/References list (supports MLA, APA, & Chicago styles).

You provide the correct citation elements (author, title, source, etc.).

NoodleTools takes care of the format and punctutation! Import your citations into Word or email them to yourself or others.

NoodleBib also allows you to take notes, organize and analyze your resources, and share your work with your classmates and professors.

Create an account with NoodleTools.

Modern Language Association (MLA) Style Citations

To create a bibliography or reference list with prompts for the appropriate element in your citation, use NoodleTools (listed under “NoodleTools & StyleGuides” on the Libraries home page http://www.rider.edu/library

When you access NoodleTools 6 from off-campus, you will be asked first for your Rider EasyPass username and password.

  1. Create your own NoodleTools Personal ID & Password, and click Sign in.
  2. Once signed into NoodleTools, click on Create a New Project.
  3. Select MLA (Citation Style) and Advanced (Citation Level).
  4. Describe your project; e.g., “MKT-200” and click Create Project.
  5. Under the Components heading on the left side of the page, click Works Cited.
  6. Select the resource type you are citing from the pull-down menu (i.e., Technical Reports – below Non-periodicals)
  7. Click Create Citation
  8. Select the appropriate tab at the top (Print, Web Site, Database etc) and fill out the form with source elements.
  9. When you have finished proofreading/correcting, then click Submit
  10. To add more citations, repeat steps 6-9.
  11. To create/print MLA Works Cited for your paper, click Print/Export in the toolbar, and select an option (e.g., Print/Export to Word or Google Docs)  

NoodleTool’s does not correct what you entered. Watch out the Yellow Triangle Alerts and make corrections yourself. 

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(American Psychology Citation) APA Style Citation

To create a bibliography or reference list with prompts for the appropriate element in your citation, use NoodleTools (listed under “NoodleTools & StyleGuides” on the Libraries home page http://www.rider.edu/library

When you access NoodleTools from off-campus, you will be asked first for your Rider EasyPass username and password.

  1. Create your own NoodleTools Personal ID & Password, and click Sign in.
  2. Once signed into NoodleTools, click on Create a New Project.
  3. Select APA (Citation Style) and Advanced (Citation Level). 
  4. Describe your project; e.g., “LEAD 550” and click Create Project.
  5. Under the Components heading on the left side of the page, click References.
  6. Select the resource type you are citing from the pull-down menu (i.e., Journal)
  7. Click Create Citation
  8. Select the appropriate tab at the top (Print, Web Site, Database etc) and fill out the form with source elements.
  9. When you have finished proofreading/correcting, then click Submit
  10. To add more citations, repeat steps 6-9
  11. To create/print APA “References” for your paper, click Print/Export in the toolbar, and select an option (e.g., Print/Export to Word or Google Docs)  

NoodleTool’s does not correct what you entered. Watch out the Yellow Triangle Alerts and make corrections yourself.