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Sept. 2009: Tourism

Updated on: Sep 2, 2009 @ 4:32:00 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | No. 9 | September 2009

Opening Lines...

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer's best of weather,
And autumn's best of cheer.
-- Helen Hunt Jackson, September

News & Notes...

Changes to APA Style:

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association — the basis for APA citation style — has just come out in a full 6th edition (2010). This new 6th edition supersedes all previous editions of APA, including both the 5th edition (2001) and the APA Style Guide to Electronic References (2007) addendum that many of you are familiar with.

On the one hand, most of the major changes were already hinted at or incorporated into the APA Style Guide to Electronic References (2007) addendum — and those changes had already been incorporated into our APA Citation Style research guide (the "pink sheet") that many of you are so familiar with — changes such as using DOIs with peer-reviewed article citations. On the other hand, (in our opinion) the new Manual introduces additional confusion into the citing of journal articles without DOIs, lacks examples for some very common source types (such as a standard webpage or wiki), and is generally every bit as odd and capricious as its predecessors. Caveat citer!

All that said, the bottom line is that APA citation style has been updated. And, accordingly, our APA Citation Style research guide, in both its electronic and print ("pink sheet") forms, has been completely updated. The URL has not changed for the electronic version, so you can continue linking to the same URL as in the past. And you and your students can continue using that webpage or the print "pink sheet" as a first point of reference on APA style. We also have two copies of the new Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2010) in the Rosen Library, should you or your students need to consult the full Manual.

Over the Break...

During the break between Summer and Fall semesters, we were busy improving library services! First, we rolled out our new webpage design: surf over to the Rosen Library homepage, if you haven't been there recently. We also added ten new computers to the library, increasing our capacity by nearly 50%! This has been a popular addition, as all of the PCs (both the new and the old) are frequently in use.

From the Stacks...

Highlighted below are some recent acquisitions in Tourism and related areas. Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title.

New materials in the Rosen Library:

To discover even more new titles, search the Library Catalog for your favorite subjects.

Closing Lines...

Have a comment or suggestion? Please don't hesitate to leave your comment below, to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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