ISTC 201: Using Information Effectively LAKSAMEE PUTNAM LPUTNAM@TOWSON.EDU RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN
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, email@example.com to register.
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.
Take away… Review of last class Finding Books: Cook Library Finding Articles: Databases Requesting items vs Interlibrary loan
Putting it all together… Your Topic: Keyword #1 Keyword #2 Keyword #3 ___________ OR ___________OR ___________ AND ___________ OR ___________ OR ___________ AND ___________ OR ___________ OR ___________
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.
Finding Books If Cook Library and USMAI does not have a copy of the book you want, you can request it thru InterLibrary Loan
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
Finding Articles Database Demo Alter the time frame Notice Subject terms View Similar Results Click full text pdf or Find It
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)
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
Questions? Feel free to contact me: Laksamee Putnam firstname.lastname@example.org 410.704.3746. Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Or any reference librarian: Visit Cook Library Reference Desk 410.704.2462. IM – tucookchat