Saturday, March 22, 2014

Citation Station

Just wanted to share an image of our “Citation Station,” one of the many ways we are guiding and instructing students as we actively encourage them to find, evaluate and correctly site sources:

We started thinking about March as Woman’s History Month and about the contributions of American artists such as Dorothea Lange. From there, we used her “Migrant Mother” image and identified resources from different places like Gale Virtual Reference Library and Biography in Context, Salem History eBooks, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, books in our collection and relevant web sites. 

We posted each of the sources with a labeled citation as a means for students to compare and contrast their own work.  

Located near to our Junior Theme book carts, this display also provides a readily available way for librarians to quickly provide an example to the students, both for citation format and to illustrate the benefits of exploring a variety of sources.

For more ideas, check out these Pinterest Boards and K-M the Librarian’s blog post, World of Citation, about using world maps which drew attention from Buffy Hamilton and Debbie Abliock. Can’t wait to see the ideas for next year!

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