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LSCM: Logistics and Supply Chain Management Resources Spring 2023: Helpful Hacks

Prof. Montgomery's Logistics and Supply Chain Management Course Guide

Welcome to the LSCM Helpful Hacks page!

There are many resources available to help you successfully navigate Prof. Montgomery's courses. You will find information ranging from general academia to posterboard presentations to podcasting.
As always, be sure to check your course syllabus and D2L for assignment specifics.
Happy surfing!
Prof. M

Research Guides and Documents

There are several guides to help with conducting undergraduate research. 

So you need to find peer-reviewed articles, and Galileo has you flummoxed... Don't panic! There are a few quick things you can do to make your life SO much easier!

1) Start your search in Galileo. Once you get a list of results look on the left side of the page and check the box "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals under LIMIT TO.

2) Scroll down the page just a little and you'll also see LIMIT BY TYPE. Click "Academic Journals"!

Database Information

This is a collection of databases that I find are the most useful for LSCM. If you find other databases, please email them to Professor Montgomery so they can be added to the list.

Writing Labs

As a reminder, OWL Perdue is not an approved writing lab. The links that follow have been approved by Prof. Montgomery and are to be used. Remember, always look at your APA 7th ed manual. The APA manual is ALWAYS correct. Any changes or modifications to APA will be communicated by Prof. M.

News Outlets

Many of the news outlets available here have subscription services that will send you the most up to date LSCM and general business news.

e-Portfolios

Prof. Montgomery's Tips and Tricks

These guides are live documents that are updated periodically. 

Government & Industry Resources

Local government and industry links

Podcasting

Podcasting can be a fun way to demonstrate your knowledge. While there is research required when creating a podcast, it should be conversational in nature.

Regardless of which way you choose to record your podcast, it is important to remember that only mp3 and mp4 files can be submitted in D2L. Any other file type will not be graded. Podcast audio files will be uploaded to the Supply Chain Undergrads podcast on all platforms.

Hosting is not necessary for our purposes as all audio files will be uploaded to all platforms via Anchor.

So you're making a podcast. Excellent! You should read the article above first, to understand a little more about what you can't (and can) do with regard to music created by others. So it's true, you probably can't use your favorite pop song as a lead-in to your podcast. But don't worry!  There are lots of great resources out there that are permissible to use.

You may be asking about "educational fair use"... it's pretty common for your instructors to use some copyrighted materials in class. How do they do that? An instructor can use copyrighted materials in the classroom because of some very specific laws which limit *how* those materials can be used and distributed.

This applies to student-created materials too, except for one thing. You will be uploading your podcast to a public website like YouTube or SoundCloud. By making it public you are no longer covered under educational fair use. (OK, that's a bit simplified, but let's leave it at that to make it easy.) So your best bet is to look for public domain and Creative Commons licensed materials. Then you know you're good to go!

 

READ ME FIRST!!  An excellent short article on common myths about using copyrighted materials and how to use them correctly.

Before You Upload Your Podcast

A couple of things you should know before you upload your content.

  1. Copyright is automatically assigned when you publish your podcast. Cool, huh?
  2. Want to allow others to use your content without copyright issues? You need to create a Creative Commons license. For more information, check out this page! What is Creative Commons  (And of course, your librarian is always happy to help!)

Copyright-Compliant Resources

The resources listed here are collections of audio resources that are copyright compliant, meaning they've been created with a Creative Commons license and are approved for reuse.

(I've also included some image resources here too, if you want to make a "cover" for your podcast!)

If you decide to use someone else's music or audio, even if it's licensed for reuse, you still need to cite it! The easiest way to do that is in the description of the audio file. For example, when you upload to SoundCloud you have a "description" box. You can use that to include your citation. Take a look at the example. You'll see that in the description I put the musician and the name of the song, as well as the Creative Commons license. It doesn't have to be formal as long as you have those three pieces. (A link to the online source is great too, if you have it!)

Don't forget, if you choose to use an image as your cover, you need to cite that as well!

 

A reminder: You may also have to formally cite these materials in your assignment's works cited list. If so, that will need to be done according to proper APA format!

Poster Presentations

Posterboard presentations are another type of public demonstration of your knowledge. Often, they are used present undergraduate research. It is a mix of formal and informal information presentations.

Assignment Help

Throughout your time in the BBA-LSCM program, there will be several assignments that you may need more guidance on. This section provides general help based on the assignment type.

For example: 

  • D2L Discussions
  • Persuall Discussions
  • News & Views
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