As part of your definitional essay assignment, you are required to use two sources from the supplementary/additional reading list.
Here are two examples.
You need to be able to identify what is being cited so you can find the source.
The Hare entry is an article from the journal Black Scholar. Search Black Scholar in Primo to locate it.
The Ballard entry is a book. Use the general Primo search box and enter the author or title to locate it.
Citations are key to participating in the scholarly community. They are a way to converse with other scholars, but they also:
For this course, you are required to use the Modern Language Association (MLA) style, a system of documentation that is widely used in the humanities. It uses parenthetical citations in the text and a list of works cited at the end of the paper.
MLA publishes a guide called MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers for students writing and documenting academic work. The library has multiple copies which are listed in Primo and are shelved on the main floor.
The library has also developed a quick reference sheet which includes examples of the most common sources used in academic work.
Additionally, there are many great online sites that will assist you in interpreting and utilizing the various citation styles. Here are a couple of good ones to be aware of.
The Center for Writing & Learning (CWL), located in Howarth 109, offers students opportunities to get help on all aspects of the writing process. Services include:
Sound Writing is the official writing handbook on campus, written by student writing advisors and specifically tailored to the needs of Puget Sound students and their faculty.
In addition to supporting the development of successful academic writing skills, Sound Writing also includes sections on research methods, writing in the disciplines, and more.
Sound Writing provides help with three citation styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago (notes & bibliography).
Current Edition: 2020