Wednesday, January 21, 2009

LAB WORK: Working with Google Docs

Today we will be using a google product called google docs to save, store, and share our work.

All you need to start a google docs account is an email address: any email address (it need not be gmail).

If you do not have a google docs account, go here to create one.

After that, you will start a new document to work on today's assignment (link below). To get started, simply start a new document and rename it with your FirstLast and Assignment title (e.g. JamesJohnsonObamaFacts). Share it with me as a collaborator via my email address.

In this document, you will need to cite, or give credit, to your sources of information according to Turabian format, so go to Turabian citation guide and check out how to do footnotes (designated "N" on that guide) for the type of source (website, book, journal article, etc.) you used. Remember what we have discussed about legitimate internet sources: use museum, university, or government websites, not personal webpages or blogs).

Here is a basic sample of how Turabian style footnotes look for a website:
Author/Editor. "Title." Link. (accessed on date).

Here is the link to our lab assignment for today that explains more in detail what you will be doing.

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