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FSU SLIS Wk 6 Info Servics - Dictionaries/Words

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FSU SLIS Week 6 Intro to Information Services class on Dictionaries/Words by Dr. Lorri Mon at FSU SLIS, Florida's iSchool http://slis.fsu.edu/

FSU SLIS Week 6 Intro to Information Services class on Dictionaries/Words by Dr. Lorri Mon at FSU SLIS, Florida's iSchool http://slis.fsu.edu/

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  • 1. “Dictionaries & Words”LIS 5603, Intro to Information ServicesDr. Lorri Mon,College of Communication & Information
  • 2. Google word definition search using define:
  • 3. Secret Librarian Trick: Look for “ReferenceTools,” “Reference Shelf,” “Reference Desk” http://www.lib.fsu.edu
  • 4. Oxford English Dictionaryhttps://login.proxy.lib.fsu.edu/login?url=http://www.lib.fsu.edu/get/oed
  • 5. Oxford English DictionaryCompleted during 1880’s-1920’s.414,000 entries and 1.8 million quotationsFeatures: etymology/word origins, quotes of early usesof words in the literature. Example: brouhaha : [a. F. brouhaha (15th c. in Littré).] A commotion, a to-do, a ‘sensation’; hubbub, uproar.1890 O. W. HOLMES Over Teacups v. 94, I enjoy thebrouhaha..of all this quarrelsome menagerie of noise-making machines.Gaps: proper names, specialized scientific words –primarily has a literary focus. http://www.lib.fsu.edu/get/oed
  • 6. Questions for Dictionaries/Word Sources• what is a “cracker barrel”?• what‘s the origin of the word “hooch”?• who first used the word “Sequoia” for trees?• what does a “pince-nez” look like?
  • 7. DAREDictionary of American Regional English:multi-volumes in print (most academiclibraries will have it); 100 entries are nowavailable online as an example of thecontent: http://dare.wisc.edu/?q=node/163
  • 8. Creating the DARE Dictionary: Chuck Wagon Etiquettehttp://dare.wisc.edu/?q=node/206
  • 9. Questions for Dictionaries/Word Sources• what is a “cracker barrel”?• what‘s the origin of the word “hooch”?• who first used the word “Sequoia” for trees?• what does a “pince nez” look like?
  • 10. Facts on File Visual Dictionary
  • 11. Reader’s Digest Illustrated Reverse
  • 12. Reader’s Digest Illustrated Reverse
  • 13. Dictionary of Symbols
  • 14. Grove’s Dictionary of Music Now “Grove Music Online”http://proxy.lib.fsu.edu/login?url=http://www.grovemusic.com/index.html
  • 15. Grove’s Dictionary of Arthttp://proxy.lib.fsu.edu/login?url=http://www.lib.fsu.edu/get/grove-art
  • 16. Stedman’s Medical Dictionary
  • 17. Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy
  • 18. Finding Dictionaries for Research Guides Searching in FSU catalog for “dictionary” and your topic http://fsu.catalog.fcla.edu/fs.jsp? ADV=S&S=0381349380623286&fl=boOCLC Worldcat First Searchhttps://proxy.lib.fsu.edu/login?url=http://www.lib.fsu.edu/get/wcfsUBorrowhttp://union.catalog.fcla.edu/ux.jsp NetLibraryhttps://login.proxy.lib.fsu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? profile=ehost&defaultdb=nlebk
  • 19. Questions for Dictionaries/Word Sources Where can I find: • quotes about war? • another word for “fussy”? • all Shakespeare quotes using the word ‘cheese’?
  • 20. Roget’s Thesaurus
  • 21. Bartlett’s QuotationsA quotation entry - From the Index under “stick” -
  • 22. ConcordancesShakespeare Concordance, BibleConcordance, etc. - Shakespeare Rhymezone http://www.rhymezone.com/shakespeare/
  • 23. Evaluating Dictionaries Size and Coverage Features and Content• Unabridged – largest, • Spelling variants over 250,000 words, • Pronunciations attempt at completeness • Word origins (etymology)• Semi-abridged • Examples of usage (collegiate) – btw 130,000 and 250,000 words, desk- • Part of speech (adj, noun) sized; colleges • Run ons (handled• Abridged (pocket) – separately or not? 55,000 to 130,000 words, Master, masterful, -ly) often scaled down from a • Phrases as well as words larger work; used in home (“kicked the bucket”) or office • Synonyms and antonyms • Illustrations
  • 24. Resources on Words• Dictionaries – meanings, pronunciation, etymology, illustrations• Thesauri – synonyms, antonyms and related words• Quotations – famous sayings in history & literature• Style Manuals – grammar and usage• Concordances – where to find words in a text
  • 25. Examples of Word SourcesVisual Dictionaries Subject Dictionaries• Facts on File Visual • Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Dictionary• Dictionary of Symbols • Grove’s Dictionary of Music• Reader’s Digest • Grove’s Dictionary of Art Illustrated Reverse Words, Quotes, StyleSpecial Purposes • Roget’s Thesaurus• Acronyms, Initialisms & • Turabian Manual of Style Abbreviations Dictionary • Bartlett’s Quotations
  • 26. Next Due Dates• Mon, Oct 8: Question Set (email to instructor) Answering each question with 3 different sources: web, index, books/bibliographic• Mon, Oct 15: IPL2 Question #1 (first “real user” question