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New Sage E-Reference Titles

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: April 26, 2011
  • Filed Under: New Books

Falvey Library has just received many new Sage E-Reference Titles.  See the full list or browse those of particular interest to communication students and faculty below.  Remember, other useful Communication E-Reference materials can be found on the E-Reference Resources page.

Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
2009
Sample Entries:
Community of Practice
Social Interaction Theories
Metatheory

International Handbook of Children, Media, and Culture
2008
Sample Entries:
Television Culture and Media Socialization across Countries: Theoretical Issues and Methodological Approaches
Girls’ Issues, Gender and the Media: Feminist Activisms in China

Encyclopedia of Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
2009
Sample Entries:
Attachment Theory
Groupthink
Work Teams

Encyclopedia of Journalism
2009
Sample Entries:
Audience Research
Political Cartoonists
Satellite News Gathering

Handbook of Multicultural Measures
2010
Sample Entries:
Validity and its sources of evidence
Theoretic Foundations of Racial Identity and Ethnic Identity Models
Sexual Orientation-Related Measures

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Kristyna Carroll
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Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: April 20, 2011
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized
Keefe editorial cartoon

Mike Keefe; The Denver Post, December 19, 2010

The 2011 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced.  Check out the winners of this year’s prestigious journalism prizes.

 

 

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Kristyna Carroll
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610-519-5391

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Senior Project Series – Presentation Tips

As you prepare your presentation, pick up some tips from the library’s resources.  See this handy guide on Business Presentations from Linda Hauck.  These recent books are also helpful guides to presenting:

Presentation Skills for Students cover Presentation Skills for Students
by Joan Van Emden & Lucinda M. Becker
Palgrave Study Skills
2010

Presenting with Power
E-book version
by Shay McConnon
2007

Giving Presentations
by Jo Billingham
One Step Ahead
2003

Power Points!: How to design and deliver presentations that sizzle and sell
E-book version
by Harry Mills
2007

If your presentation includes a PowerPoint slide, handouts, or any type of material that makes reference to or displays the work of others, be sure to follow the University’s Academic Integrity policy.  It is important to attribute the work of others, and APA citations may be appropriate.  Cite all references to the work of others, and be sure to attribute all images and other media to their original authors.  Please see the library’s guide to Academic Integrity for more information.

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Kristyna Carroll
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
610-519-5391

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Cultural Film Series Catch Up

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: April 12, 2011
  • Filed Under: Featured resource

If you missed any of this semester’s Cultural Film Series presentations, you can still catch up with the library’s DVD collection.  See the Spring 2011 features, or all recent Cultural Film Series features.

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Senior Project Series – Formatting in APA Style

We all know about APA rules for citing sources and creating a reference list, but it is important to remember that APA style also dictates the way you format and write your paper.  If your senior project involves an academic style paper, be sure to format it according to APA style.

Get familiar with the basics of APA style with their online tutorial.  For the official rules, see the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  These resources will instruct you on formatting your margins, your title page, writing your abstract, and much more.

For questions that are not covered in these guides, try searching the APA Style Blog, or contact me for help.

If your project is being presented in some other format, such as a PowerPoint presentation, formatting rules are not likely to be covered by APA style rules.  This is because the purpose of the Publication Manual is to assist scholars preparing their manuscripts for publication in journals.

However, even in other formats, it is important to attribute the work of others, and APA citations may be appropriate.  Cite all references to the work of others, and be sure to attribute all images and other media to their original creators.  Please see the library’s guide to Academic Integrity for more information.

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Kristyna Carroll
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
610-519-5391

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