Political Science/Criminal Justice Assignment (Kathy Jones)
Assignment: Find an article on one of the topics listed below using the JSTOR database. Write a correct APA style citation for the article.
evolution and anthropology
gerontology and nutrition
offer other relevant topics
- Choose "Articles, Indexes, Databases" from the University Library Homepage.
- Find Project Muse under multidisciplinary collections or scroll down the alphabetical list of databases to the J.
- Put quotations marks around phrases to hold the words together in the search.
- Check the box "Include articles from JSTOR back issues" to retrieve older article also.
- Check the box for "articles" to further limit your search.
- Choose one full text article that looks particularly interesting to you.
- Fill in this form
- From this information create an APA style citation for the article.
Support: Do the assignment yourself. Discuss the use, value and coverage of Project Muse and JSTOR. Provide a list of relevant topics with one for each student--to avoid possible sharing. Have them use this form.
Use: As a homework assignment. Have them compare their findings in class. If it is a "W" class, allow a few points for written section.
Objectives: •Make students aware of the existence, value and use of the authoritative source for the literature in these social sciences. •Encourage good APA citation style creation.