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  • 1. ISTC 201: Using Information Effectively LAKSAMEE PUTNAM LPUTNAM@TOWSON.EDU RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN
  • 2. Comics Studio with Ellen Forney Thursday October 13th, 2011 2-3:30PM Cook Library 507 – Towson room  Cartoonist Ellen Forney, the mind behind the comics and artwork in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, will teach participants how to develop their own comic art, including text and illustration. Attendance is limited to 25 students; please contact Patricia MacDonald, Cook Library, pmacdonald@towson.edu to register.
  • 3. Comics: The Extraordinary Power of Words and Pictures Thursday October 13th, 2011 7-8:30PM University Union - Potomac Lounge  Comics are enjoying a new respect as a compelling literary medium. Join Ellen Forney, creator of the art in this year’s One Maryland One Book selection, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, as she enthuses about their quirky appeal in a presentation about both her solo projects and her work with the novel.
  • 4. First… Laksamee Putnam lputnam@towson.edu Cook Library Reference:  410.704.2462.  IM/email Phone: 410.704.3746. Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Albert S. Cook facebook profile!
  • 5. Take away… Review of last class Finding Books: Cook Library Finding Articles: Databases Requesting items vs Interlibrary loan
  • 6. Putting it all together… Your Topic: Keyword #1 Keyword #2 Keyword #3 ___________ OR ___________OR ___________ AND ___________ OR ___________ OR ___________ AND ___________ OR ___________ OR ___________
  • 7. Web pre-searching Good:  Bad: How?  How? Why?  Why?
  • 8. Finding Books Plenty of relevant information in print Use broad keywords Multiple places to search  Towson Library  USMAI Libraries Catalog vs WorldCat TU
  • 9. Finding Books
  • 10. Finding BooksFinding the appropriate subject wordsor “subject tags” that describe yoursearch topic is essential. These subjecttags apply in database indexes too.Keep track of any good words you find;you will use them later when yousearch for scholarly journal articles inthe databases.
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  • 17. Finding Books If Cook Library and USMAI does not have a copy of the book you want, you can request it thru InterLibrary Loan
  • 18. Finding Articles Looking for specific research about your topic The library subscribes to thousands of journals (but not all of them) Databases help you search through multiple journals Use subject specific databases to help narrow your article search
  • 19. Finding Articles
  • 20. Finding Articles Database Demo  Choose Databases  Choose Advanced Search  Peer Reviewed articles  http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/helpguides/guides/scholarly_dem o/scholarly_demo.swf
  • 21. Finding Articles
  • 22. Finding Articles Database Demo  Alter the time frame  Notice Subject terms  View Similar Results  Click full text pdf or Find It
  • 23. Finding Articles Database Demo  After clicking Find It  If we do not have an electronic copy, be sure to check to see if we have a print copy  If Cook Library does not have a print or electronic copy you can request article thru InterLibrary Loan (Iliad)
  • 24. Let’s start searching! Find a book on your topic  Try to find one available here at Towson and another located elsewhere Find an article on your topic  Use various combinations of your keywords Fill out this form:  http://bit.ly/ISTC201worksheet
  • 25. Questions? Feel free to contact me:  Laksamee Putnam  lputnam@towson.edu  410.704.3746.  Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Or any reference librarian:  Visit Cook Library Reference Desk  410.704.2462.  IM – tucookchat