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Info lit archdesign sp11

  1. 1. Information Literacy Competencies forArchitecture & Design 1.0 Alliah Humber, HU Libraries Spring 2011
  2. 2. Overview• Background Information• Searching• Where to find books• Where to find journal articles
  3. 3. Background Information General information about your topic. Use subject specific resources such as encyclopedias. What to look for: Technical terms used/explained Bibliographic references General information can be found in: Chronologies Overviews/abstracts Introductions
  4. 4. Wikipedia
  5. 5. Another Wiki-type example
  6. 6. Heilburnn Time line of Art Historywww.metmuseum.org/toah/
  7. 7. Getty: Art & Architecture Thesauruswww.getty.edu
  8. 8. A History of Building Types(general subject-specific book sources)
  9. 9. Consider Search Terms Singular / Plural : house / houses Synonyms domestic architecture dwelling Single-family residential house Search library catalogs and periodical indexes via name of the house the name of the architect
  10. 10. Find Books
  11. 11. Book Search via WorldCatwww.worldcat.org
  12. 12. WorldCat (results display)
  13. 13. WorldCat (item/bibliographic record)
  14. 14. WorldCat.org (proximity result display)
  15. 15. WorldCat Sterling
  16. 16. Book Search via Sterling Library Catalogwww.howard.edu > Library > Sterling
  17. 17. Sterling’s Virtual Bookshelf(click on the Call Number within the bib record to view)
  18. 18. Library of Congress Call Numbers The library’s collection is organized according to Library of Congress Call Number system. Browse books with call numbers Architecture History: NA190-1555.5 Architectural Criticism: NA 2599.5-2599.9 Domestic Architecture: NA7100-7884
  19. 19. Find books via Databases (Indexes)www.howard.edu/library > Databases R = Restricted Database for HU community only. Login for off-campus access. JSTOR R- book reviews, bibliographic citations supporting scholarly articles Description: Electronic access to a comprehensive archive of articles from journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, ecology and botany. Project Muse R- book reviews, bibliographic citations supporting scholarly articles Description: Provides full text access to over 160 journals. Full text is accessible only for Johns Hopkins University Press journals; bibliographic information and abstracts are given for non JHUP publications. Proquests Dissertations & Thesis R - bibliographies Description: PQD&T is the single, central, authoritative resource for information about doctoral dissertations and masters theses. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350- word abstracts written by the author. Masters theses published from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts.
  20. 20. Find Articles
  21. 21. Use print Indexes to Find Articles Art Index 1929 - 2003 Architecture Periodicals Index 1971 - The Architectural Index 1977 – Search print indexes by Year via name of the house the name of the architect Note: Each index is organized differently. Be sure to review instructional notes and browse subject headings before you try to find citations for the house and/or architect in question.
  22. 22. Use online Indexes to Find Articles Search the RIBA, BNA online Use the Avery Index online @ the Library of Congress. Get a Reader’s ID and use LoC’s resources free. Search LexisNexis [online Database] for news articles
  23. 23. Find articles via RIBA Cataloghttp://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/webcat
  24. 24. Find articles via Getty’s BHA Indexhttp://library.getty.edu/bha
  25. 25. Find articles via Databaseshttp://www.howard.edu/libraryUse Indexes to find full text articles online and in print journals and magazines:R = Login authentication required for off-campus accessAcademic Search Premier R Description: Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,000 scholarly publications, including full text for more than 3,100 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study including architecture, design, art and offers information dating as far back as 1975. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCO host.Avery Index to Architectural Articles R Description: Essential resource for locating and discovering architecture and design- related articles in the librarys print collection.JSTOR R Description: Electronic access to a comprehensive archive of articles from journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, ecology and botany.LexisNexis R Description: Search the full text of todays news, or search back more than 20 years. Retrieve full text company news, financial and design industry information. Search full text federal, state & international legal materials. Search general reference
  26. 26. If you use Google, useGoogle Scholar & Google Books Google Scholar - bibliographic citations supporting scholarly articles, book reviews, full-text (partial) Description: Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. Google Books - full-text (partial), bibliographies Description: Search full-text with limited content viewing, Google Books well-integrated interface enables users to "Find a copy of the book in a Library" or links to popular online book sellers for purchasing http://scholar.google.com/
  27. 27. Evaluate information & sources critically!
  28. 28. Citing Resources via Refworkshttps://www.refworks.com/Refworks/newuser.asp All HU students can create a RefWorks account for free. Do it today! With Refworks you can: create your own personal database import references from HU databases automatically format papers and bibliographies in seconds!!
  29. 29. Questions?Contact: ahumber@howard.edu

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