Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Financial Literacy Course

Some students are having trouble logging into the Financial Literacy 101 Course to either

a) take the course


b) print their certificate of completion.

This is an issue with Internet Explorer and cookies.  If students log in through Chrome or Firefox they should be fine.

Here are instructions for any student who needs them.

Research Ethically & Avoid Plagiarism Resource

At the request of some animal science faculty, Amy and Cathy created  "Research Ethically and Avoid Plagiarism: Choosing, Using, and Citing Sources," which is linked on the library's Research Help page via the Research Ethically heading.
This resource offers links to a variety of external information as outlined below:
  • Meet University Expectations
    • Academic Integrity Expectations (Tarleton Judicial Affairs page)
    • Academic Rules (Tarleton Student Rules page)
  • Learn Usage Restrictions
    • Attribution: It's the Right Thing to Do  (Amanda Pape LOL blog post)
    • Can I Use this Picture?  (The Visual Communication Guy blog post)
    • Fair Use, Public Works, Copyright & the TEACH Act  (Dick Smith Library Fair Use page)
  • Use Sources Appropriately
    • Avoiding Plagiarism
      • Plagiarism: Avoid Academic Theft for Research Success"  (Grammar Bytes! video)
      • Did I Plagiarize?  (The Visual Communication Guy blog post)
      • Types of Plagiarism  (Plagiarism.org page)
    • Incorporating Sources
      • Principles of Paraphrasing  (Harvard Graduate School of Education page)
      • Understanding Citation Styles  (Kevin deLaplante, Critical Thinker Academic video)
    • Crediting Others' Ideas/Info
      • How to Cite Sources: Citing Without Quoting  (Kevin deLaplante, Critical Thinker Academy video)
      • Cite Your Sources: A Brief Guide  (Armacost Library, University of Redlands page)
      • Citing Sources  (Dick Smith Library, Citing Sources page)
  • Assistance & More Information
    • Dick Smith Library: Ask a Librarian, reference desk telephone/email, and homepage
    • University Writing Center: phone number, email, and homepage
  • Check Your Work Carefully checklist

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Study Room Complaint

FYI, in case it comes up again, a student complained about study room 238 being too hot yesterday.
Leslie called Control.
Hopefully, that fixed it (fingers crossed).

creative commons licensed (BY-SA) flickr photo by Simon Scarfe:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Quick Reminder

Hey everyone, I just wanted to remind you all that we are in extended hours and our 24 hours starts Thursday, December 4th. We need to be diligent in checking the printer paper in the printers. This is the time when our users are printing projects, papers, and study materials. I do the best I can to make sure the printers are filled before leaving at 3:30pm each day. It is extremely helpful when we all keep track of it. If you are at the desk, you don't even have to leave to verify if the printers are full or need materials. Please refer to the previous blog post on How to Check Ink and Printer Paper. I really do appreciate any help I get when it comes to checking the printers and copiers. Thanks a ton! :)