1. Introduction –
RL163 Boston's French Connection
Professor Jeff Flagg
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Shari Grove, Collection Development Librarian
Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Library Room 407
3. Research strategy: Research Guides:
General, French Language & Literature or Bapst Art Library.
The following steps will help you
in forming a strategy for finding information on your topic. Don't
hesitate to ask a librarian for assistance.
4. The need to document your book, journal article or
- State your topic.
- Find background information on your topic.
- Use Quest to find
books, nonprint media, archival information, and government documents.
- Use online databases
(indexes and abstracts) to find citations and full text periodical
- Use the Internet to find other sources for your topic.
- Evaluate your frindings.
- Write your paper. Write and document. Consider using RefWorks
Write & cite. Link on
Library home page.
- Use MLA format for your bibliography (List of works cited)
For MLA Style and preparing a
of works cited, consult: Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers
Research Papers. 6th ed.
New York: MLA, 2003.
Available at the O'Neill Library Reference Desk REF LB2369.G53
Link to styles
According to MLA format,
the basic entry for citing an internet source or electronic publication
Author's name. "Title of the
doucment." Information about Print publication and/or Information about
includes: Date of access 11 July 2006 and the URL <http://www...>
styles for Research Papers:
6. PLAGIARISM According to Boston
College Policis and Procedures: "Plagiarism is the
deliberate act of taking the words, ideas, data, illustrations, or
statements of another person or source, and presenting them as one's
own. Each student is responsible for learning and using proper methods
of paraphrasing and footnoting, quotation, and other forms of citation,
to ensure that the original author, speaker, illustrator, or source of
the material used is clearly acknowledged."
7. RefWorks is a
Web-based bibliographic citation management tool that assists users in
creating personal collections of citations by easily
importing references from online databases. These references can then
into papers and RefWorks will automatically format
footnotes and bibliography in over 50 different styles including MLA.
set up your personal RefWorks account or access your
account from on campus, Go to: