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Shows how to use open source resources such as Google Scholar, Google Books, WorldCat.

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  • Open Source

    1. 1. Open Source Koichi Inoue Subject Librarian(Humanities & Social Sciences)
    2. 2. Wikipedia
    3. 3. Wikimedia
    4. 4. IMSLP
    5. 5. Google Books
    6. 6. Project Gutenberg
    7. 7. Open Library
    8. 8. WorldCat
    9. 9. Google Scholar
    10. 10. Directory of open access journals
    11. 11. Zotero
    12. 12. Finding more open source
    13. 13. WikipediaPros: Good place to gather reference type of information (you can also check what the rest of the world already knows about your topic). Great place to find key information sources on your topic.Cons: Inconsistent, sometimes conflicting, information between pages. You cannot cite it in academic writing if you want to be taken seriously.
    14. 14. Glass Menagerie
    15. 15. Film and television adaptations
    16. 16. Key information sources
    17. 17. Disambiguation page
    18. 18. 5 min. exercise Search on your topic in Wikipedia.
    19. 19. WorldCatPros: World’s largest union catalogue (searches for books, magazines, DVDs, etc. held in libraries around the world). Uses thesauri (easier to collate material on the same topic). Personal account (can save records and searches, set up email alerts and RSS feeds, share you findings with others, etc.)/Cons: No full text available (but you can get them from our library). Keyword searching is weak (no full text
    20. 20. Search results
    21. 21. Item record
    22. 22. Find in a library
    23. 23. Similar items
    24. 24. Subject limits
    25. 25. Format limits
    26. 26. 5 min. exercise Search on your topic in WorldCat.
    27. 27. Google BooksPros: Searches through millions of digitised books available. Full text searching (picks up parts of books really well. Ex. book chapters and paragraphs).Cons: Returns a huge number of hits, but it is difficult to narrow down the results.
    28. 28. Related books
    29. 29. Find in a library & Bib info
    30. 30. Google ScholarPros: Searches through millions of journal articles and books across all disciples and databases. Great tool to find “gray literature” (i.e. Dissertations,theses, conference pagers, etc.). Also great at finding open source journal articles.Cons: Same issue as Google Books – too many hits, often irrelevant to your topic.
    31. 31. 5 min. exercise Search on your topic in Google Books and Google Scholar.
    32. 32. Borrow Direct
    33. 33. Borrow Direct libraries
    34. 34. Borrow Direct title search
    35. 35. Make a request
    36. 36. What if the Library doesn’t have it?

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