Students, did you know that you can still have your thesis professionally bound? Here’s what you need to do: Come to the Library with as many print copies of your thesis as you like. Make sure:
- Everything is in the correct order
- There’s a blank piece of paper on the top and bottom of each copy
- The left hand margin is 1.5 inches (especially important if you have incorporated artwork into your IMP)
- Print out and complete the IMP Binding Request Form.
- Go to the reference desk and chat with the Librarian on duty about time-frames, and cost.
It’s possible, for a modest fee, to have your thesis copy mailed to yourself or loved ones.
For more details snap the QR code above with your smartphone, or visit http://bankstreet.edu/library/how-can-i/have-imp-bound/
Next week we start a series of APA workshops with a focus on reference lists. Here’s another warm-up activity. Below is a citation with lots of mistakes, there is in fact too much information – hope your pencil is sharpened? OK, let’s make it right.The citation in the beginning.
Farris, Pamela J., Werderich, Donna. E., Nelson, Pamela. A., & Fuhler, Carol J. MALE CALL: FIFTH-GRADE BOYS’ READING PREFERENCES. reading teacher, (2009). Vol. 63, Iss. 3, pp 180–188. DOI:10.1598/RT.63.3.1. Retrieved from Academic Search Premiere, April 23, 2013.
The first thing to recognize is that it’s a journal article. If you are not sure, look for a:
- doi (digital object identifier, e.g., doi:10.1598/RT.63.3.1)
- list of numbers referring to volume, issue, and page numbers (63, 3, 180-188)
Below is a step-by-step way of writing citations for articles in a reference list:
Format the Authors
Farris, P. J., Werderich, D. E., Nelson, P. A., & Fuhler, C. J.
The last names are first, the first names are initials, and the last author is preceded by an ampersand.
Put the Year After the Authors
Farris, P. J., Werderich, D. E., Nelson, P. A., & Fuhler, C. J. (2009).
Put the year in parentheses followed by a period.
Farris, P. J., Werderich, D. E., Nelson, P. A., & Fuhler, C. J. (2009). Male call: Fifth-grade boys’ reading preferences.
The title of the article is presented in sentence case. Only the first word is capitalized, as are proper nouns, and the first word after a colon.
Farris, P. J., Werderich, D. E., Nelson, P. A., & Fuhler, C. J. (2009). Male call: Fifth-grade boys’ reading preferences. Reading Teacher,
The journal title is in title case (i.e., all words are capitalized), and italicized.
Volume, Issues, & Pages
Farris, P. J., Werderich, D. E., Nelson, P. A., & Fuhler, C. J. (2009). Male call: Fifth-grade boys’ reading preferences. Reading Teacher, 63(3), 180-188.
Here’s the tricky part, italicize the volume but not the issue (which is hard up against the volume number 63). Follow the volume and issue with the page numbers. There is no need in APA 6th Edition to use Vol, Iss., or pp – just keep it simple.
DOI’s & URL’s
Finally if there is a doi (write it in lower case), copy and paste it to close your citation. There is no requirement to state the database or retrieval date. If there isn’t a doi and the article was found in an online journal, include the journal’s homepage URL. If the citation has neither homepage URL, nor doi then the assumption is that the journal was read in print.
Farris, P. J., Werderich, D. E., Nelson, P. A., & Fuhler, C. J. (2009). Male call: Fifth-grade boys’ reading preferences. Reading Teacher, 63(3), 180-188. doi:10.1598/RT.63.3.1.
Next week we start a series of APA workshops with a focus on reference lists. Here’s a warm-up activity to get you started and in the mood. Below is a citation with lots of mistakes – got a pencil? OK, let’s fix it.
Michael Gurian and Patricia Henley – 2001, Boys and Girls Learn Differently: A Guide For Teachers and Parents. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
Fix the Authors
Gurian, M., & Henley, P.
Last names first, followed by an initial(s). Use an ampersand for the second or last author.
Fix the Date
Gurian, M., & Henley, P. (2001).
Put the date in parentheses followed by a period.
Fix the Title
Gurian, M., & Henley, P. (2001). Boys and girls learn differently: A guide for teachers and parents.
The title should be sentence case, i.e., the first word is upper case (as are proper nouns, and the word after a colon), the rest is lower case. Italicize it.
Fix the Place of Publication
Gurian, M., & Henley, P. (2001). Boys and girls learn differently: A guide for teachers and parents. San Francisco, CA:
Put the two digit state postal code after all U.S. cities, even for well know publishing cities like New York. This helps foreign readers who may not know that Newark DE, and Newark NJ are quite different places.
Fix the Publisher
Gurian, M., & Henley, P. (2001). Boys and girls learn differently: A guide for teachers and parents. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Keep the publisher simple but do keep the words Press or Books if they are part of the publisher’s name.
Perfect! Now all you need to do is format it with a hanging indent, and double space it.
Bank Street Children’s Librarian Allie Bruce, Diversity Director Anshu Wahi, and Jamie Steinfeld’s sixth-grade Humanities class began a conversation about how people of color are portrayed on book covers. This soon expanded to discussions on portrayals of girls, boys, Queer characters, overweight characters, and more…
Read Allie’s Center For Children’s Literature blog post Part I: Are All Covers Created Equal? and here’s a link to PartPart II: Are All Covers Created Equal?
Our latest research guide is on colonial New York- we hope you find it useful for assignments and in the classroom.
It includes information on
- adult and children’s books you can borrow from Bank Street Library
- theses in the library
- other print resources available online
- other resources in different media, available online
- colonial places to visit
We’ve put together a Research Guide on resources in the Library and on the web to help children cope with different types of traumatic events.
- books here in the library
- ebooks you can access through your library account
- past theses on the subject
- sample database searches
Hopefully, you will find some useful resources for discussing these issues with children in the classroom and at home.
Maureen Garvey is our new part-time Reference Librarian. She’s returned to New York city after a very long time away, mostly in Ireland, where she helped people find the resources they were looking for at the Royal Irish Academy, among other places.
Please go find her at the reference desk for help evenings and Saturdays.
Last Tuesday (12/18/2012) R. J. Palacio spoke to Bank Street School for Children about her book Wonder. It was a return visit for Palacio who visited the School for Children earlier in the year.
After a tour of the College Library, Palacio spoke to children and staff in the auditorium, and then visited the 8/9s in their classroom for a discussion on book editing.
One Book Bank Street Project
The backdrop for Palacio’s visit is the One Book Bank Street Project where middle and upper school students, and staff (as well as many other members of the Bank Street community) read Palacio’s book Wonder. I for one, was impressed by the quality of the questions students asked in the auditorium, and see it as a testimony to the hard work done by teachers in the classroom.
Julian Is Not Coming Back
In the video below, a Bank Street School for Children teacher reads an excerpt from Wonder. We learn that school bully Julian is not returning to Auggie’s Manhattan prep the following semester (listen for the gasp at the end of the clip)!
Did You Know
- It took R. J. Palacio five years to write her book.
- The idea for the book Wonder is rooted in a real life experience the author had after visiting a Brooklyn ice cream shop with her two sons and seeing a child with facial deformities.
- The R in R. J. Palacio stands for Raquel.
- Although R. J. Palacio has designed many book covers (e.g., for Salman Rushdie) she did not design the book cover for Wonder.
- Palacio receives many emails from children and adults with facial differences (or deformities).
- There is not going to be a sequel to Wonder.
To Find out more, visit the author’s tumblr page RJPALACIO, and our sister blog The Bank Street College Center for Children’s Literature.
Did you know that iPhone (and iPad) users can add custom icons to their homescreens? No more fumbling around on a tiny keyboard to get to the good stuff. It’s really easy – this is how to do it.
- Open up your Safari browser on the iPhone and browse to a website you’d like to add, for example http://admissions.wordpress.com.
- Tap the middle icon, it looks like a box with an arrow coming out of the top towards the right.
- And then “Add to Home Screen” button when prompted.
- Enter a name for your new icon, e.g., “Admissions Blog” (consider length)
- And tap the “Add” button at the top-right of the screen.
- When you return to your Home Screen you will see an “Admiss… Blog” icon that when tapped, takes you directly to Bank Street’s Admission’s Blog. Enjoy!
- As you can see, we got carried away and made a folder of Bank Street icons:
A big thank you goes out to the people at LibGuides for letting us in on the secret!