This is a clearinghouse of useful resources to help you navigate INFO 200.
Tips for Coursework
Dr. Linda Schamber, formerly of the University of North Texas School of Library and Information Science, developed a helpful guide for citation and writing style. I have regularly used this source since I went to school there and hope you find it useful too! We use APA 6th edition however, so please check for accurate APA 6th edition citation style.
Complimentary Professional Membership
Great news for all in INFO 200! In case you hadn’t heard, all MLIS students in INFO 200 are given a complimentary (free!) one-year membership to certain professional associations. I encourage you to take advantage of this free one-year membership. You may read more here, but will be receiving more communication on this via email after the drop period.
The link to register for your complimentary membership:
Please use this form to select which association you wish to join. The form will open after the drop period.
If you do not make a selection, you will not receive the complimentary membership.
You will be joined at your address on file in MySJSU. We cannot change a selection once it is made.
Looking for Peer-reviewed (scholarly) Articles
You will be searching for peer-reviewed articles as part of the research process for INFO 200. To get started, the SJSU Library offers tips on how to check if peer-reviewed: https://library.sjsu.edu/start-your-research/i-am-looking-peer-reviewed-articles (Links to an external site.)
You can also use Ulrichs to check if a resource is peer-reviewed and also examine the details of the journal webpage: http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/ (Links to an external site.)
These concepts will be explored much further in Module 2.
The School of Information offers a variety of types of support for graduate-level writing. A writing tutor is available to iSchool students who would like review their work with a specialist. See the link below for details.
Our Writing Specialists (tutors) are students who have met a rigorous GPA requirement and are highly trained at SJSU’s Writing Center. iSchool Writing Specialists can help you organize your paper, cite sources, avoid plagiarism, and use correct grammar and punctuation. They understand the special needs of students learning English as a second language and returning students.
All tutoring appointments are scheduled through our Online Reservation System (Links to an external site.).
Please review these resources if you have any questions on plagiarism:
Avoiding Plagiarism: https://sites.google.com/view/avoiding-plagiarism/ (Links to an external site.)
About Plagiarism: https://www.plagiarism.org/ (Links to an external site.)