Professor Tolan's Assignment Spring 2015:
14. Gregory? Bateson - anthropologist theory of play
15. Sigmond Freud -- play
Previous years Assignment was :
write an Individual Author Concept Paper (Individual Writing Assignment and presentation)
Each student will read a minimum of 1 book and/or 5 journal articles about play, leisure, or recreation (2 of these may be on-line) which discuss the author’s work. A paper that provides a comprehensive analysis of the author’s model will be submitted. (examples of theories and theorists-
Surplus Energy – Schiller (1875) and Spencer (1875)
Preexercise/Preparation Theory by Karl Groos (1901) and at least a dozen others
Recreation Theory by G. Stanley Hall (1906)
A. Blatner & A. Blatner
Erik Erikson (therapeutic)
Piaget ‘’’ (cognitive; adaptations)
Brian Sutton-Smith (Social Learning)
See references in Tolan, Finney, Walker
Isabelle Walker (Hint:CSUN professor wrote a chapter in class reader. You can find her thesis in
See references in Tolan, Finney, Walker
LIBRARY INSTRUCTION GOALS
- Learn about the key features of the Library home page at http://library.csun.edu
- Learn how to find books on your topic using the Library catalog or OneSearch (in OneSearch click on Books tab)
- Learn how to find scholarly peer reviewed articles on your topic
- Learn about Find Text
- Learn the strengths and weaknesses of OneSearch
- Learn to use Databases by Subject:Recreation at http://library.calstate.edu/northridge/databases/subject/recreation-and-tourism-management
- Learn about citing sources using APA style
- Learn to use EndNote Web (also called EndNote Basic and EndNote Online) and howOviatt Library instruction labs offer EdnNoteWeb plugins for Internet Explorer browser and Cite While U Write plugin for Microsoft Word
- APA Quick Guide (PDF) by Eric Garcia
- APA Style Guide (PDF) by Eric Garcia
- Citing Archival Materials in APA
- Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (print version)
Citing your sources EndNote Web
- Learn how to sign up and use Endnote Web . You can import bibliographic records from a variety of resources to create your own personal database of articles, books, websites. Use EndNote Web to collect, manage, and create a bibliography or works cited list from your citations.
Registration is free while you are a student. First time, to sign up for your EndNoteWeb account, you can connect directly to http://library.csun.edu/restricted/endnote.scr. In addition to asking Marcia Henry and other librarians for help, Endnote Web will also answer your questions about installing the Cite While you Write plugin for Microsoft Word on your own computer. If you install Cite While You Write plugin on your own computer in your MicroSoft Word, be sure to set Preferences so it goes to the url:
on your own computer you can put in the working email address you used to sign up with EndNoteWeb, your password, and check Keep me logged in.
Tutorials for Endnote Web are provided at library.csun.edu/FindResources/i-Endnoteweb
Endnote Web technical support's telephone number is (800)336-4474
Call Monday-Friday 6:00am-5:00 pm (Pacific Coast Time)
OneSearch allows you to search, at this time, 150 databases as well as the Oviatt Library catalog. Although 150 databases, many indexes (e.g. PubMed, PsycInfo, Physical Education Index, LLBA...), full text databases (e.g. ScienceDirect, Sage Journals, JSTOR, Springer, Taylor & Franics...) are a lot of databases, OneSearch does NOT contain the contents of all our databses yet. OneSearch does offer a consistent way to save the records you want to keep, and if you view your saved records, on the right there is a "Export to EndNoteWeb" command where you can easily send the bibliographic information on the source you are viewing into your personal (editable) citation management database.
OneSearch is very useful to look up scholarly article citations (use quick keyword search author surname key words in title, or type in the article Doi if your citation offers a Doi), or do a simple keyword search on topic. You can identify academic articles easily, often be advised article is "peer reviewed" and see lots of hints on other keywords you can use for your search strategy.
Visit the OneSearch FAQ to learn all about how to use the library's new online OneSearch tool to find articles, books and more. Or, watch the How to Use OneSearch video:
Check for Full Text Using Find Text
If the article isn't available full text in the database you are searching, click the button to see if we have access to the full text through another database or in print. A new page opens that will have one or more of the following links:
- Full text available via [database name]: Click to access the full-text online. If the link takes you to a publication-level page, you can navigate to the article by first choosing the correct year, then the correct month or volume number, then the issue, and then selecting the article from the displayed table of contents.
- We have this. Check availability in CSU Northridge Catalog: We have the article in print. Click to view the catalog record for the journal or magazine. You'll need to note the call number and then go to the fourth floor to get the article.
- Request document via Interlibrary Loan: We do not have the article online or in print. You can request the article via interlibrary loan (takes approximately ten working days).
For more information, see About Find Text.
Scholarly Journals (Peer-reviewed/Referreed)
- Authors are authorities in their fields.
- Authors cite their sources in endnotes, footnotes, or bibliographies.
- Individual issues have little or no advertising.
- Articles must go through a peer-review or refereed process.
- Articles are usually reports on scholarly research.
- Illustrations usually take the form of charts and graphs.
- Articles use jargon of the discipline.
How to Cite Articles
- Determine which citation style to use; the two most commonly used at CSUN are MLA and APA. If your professor didn't specify, pick one and use it consistently.
- Check the sample style sheets (MLA or APA) to see what information the article citation should contain and how it should be formatted.
- Be sure to indicate where material you quoted directly or paraphrased came from.
For more information, see Citing Your Sources - Plagiarism.
Citation Formatting Tools
Citation managers are software that keep track of your sources and automatically format your citations in a variety of styles.