Posts Tagged ‘referencing’

Quick Cite

February 18, 2011

It would have been great if the student built app for Referencing@Portsmouth (finished last summer) could have been made live, but sadly – despite our best efforts – it wasn’t to be.  However, this now exists:

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/smartphone-app-makes-book-citations-a-snap/29768?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en#

which might be worth taking at look at.  However, it does cost 59p (our app would have been free), relies on a camera (which rules out older iPod Touches, iPads etc), relies on ISBN barcodes (which rules out books published before 1970 or so), and the screenshots don’t reveal whether their output styles match our guidance or not – so let the buyer beware!

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Citing Tweets

February 6, 2011

If you’d like advice on how to reference a tweet, try:

http://gunther-eysenbach.blogspot.com/2009/04/how-to-cite-twitter-how-to-cite-tweets.html

of course, whether you should be or not, we’ll  leave up to you and the tutor marking your work!

collusion, collaboration and plagiarism

September 28, 2010

As lots of new students get in induction sessions which will no doubt include references to plagiarism, and students entering their final year really start getting to grips with research, literature and bibliographies, this is a timely video giving pause for thought on whether what’s being done is actually collaboration or collusion: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbfpopgBBTU

This slightly longer animation from Kingston called ‘Prof S on Plagiarism!’ gives more advice: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxO8KEp3v78

You might also want to check out xtra normal if you’d like to make an animation of your own: http://www.xtranormal.com/

All you need to be able to do is type!

speech

January 21, 2009

TOTD finally got to read all of President Obama’s inauguration speech and thinks it much better than the media presented yesterday evening in its soundbites.

We’ve mentioned Wordle before and inevitably the speech was an obvious candidate:

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/tag_clouds_of_obamas_inaugural_speech_compared_to_bushs.php

So obvious that the Guardian did the same thing (four Wordle clouds of Obama and previous presidents) in a spread today – but didn’t have the decency to credit Wordle at all.  (The one thing they ask is:  “If you use a screen-capture, PDF, or other image representation of a Wordle, you must attribute the image to http://www.wordle.net/. “) 

No wonder it’s an uphill battle getting students to give proper credit.

Zotero

November 19, 2008

Those helpful people over at Educause have produced a “7 things you should know about Zotero” which may help you with referencing web page material in your research:

http://connect.educause.edu/Library/ELI/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAbout/47351?time=1227000065