When accessing library resources from off-campus, expect to be prompted to sign in to gain access. Use your MyCharleston username and password.
If you are using Google Scholar, you can see if CofC Libraries has access by setting up a library connection in Google Scholar.
It can be useful to look at some reference sources (like encyclopedias) when you are beginning research on an unfamiliar topic. Typically, you would not cite these sources in a scholarly paper. Credo is a library database filled with encyclopedias and other reference works.
Search for books, articles, and more.
When you paraphrase or directly quote one of your sources in your paper, you will need to include a properly formatted in-text citation. You'll also include all your sources in a bibliography at the end of your paper.
Here is an example:
The cushion sea star population on Bocas del Toro, Panama, has declined due to increased tourist activity on beaches (Scott).
Scott, Blake C. "Sea Stars Disappear from Beach in Panama." HuffPost, 6 Dec. 2017, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/sea-stars-disappear-from-
_b_12788512. Accessed 8 Apr. 2020.
There are many variables in creating citations, so it's helpful to have a go-to resource for guidelines and examples. In addition to the CofC Citation Styles guide, the following guide from Columbia College offers clear, detailed guidance.
The Internet contains millions of images, and it is usually easy to download a copy of an image for reuse in a presentation or some other project.
Keep in mind two things:
One way to find these images is through a Google image search. Do a regular search on Google, then click Images, or start at images.google.com.
Use the Tools to find images that are high quality and licensed for reuse:
Many of the images online that can be freely reused have something called a Creative Commons license. Look for the CC logo as you are searching. There are different types of CC licenses, but all of them allow you to use a CC-licensed work for noncommercial purposes (like education), as long as you credit the person who created it.
Try some of the following sites to find high-quality, reusable images licensed with Creative Commons or similar open licenses.