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.
Laksamee Putnam firstname.lastname@example.org Research & Instruction Librarian WRIT 312:Finding information using Cook Library Resources
First… Laksamee Putnam email@example.com Cook Library Reference: 410.704.2462. IM/email Phone: 410.704.3746. Albert S. Cook facebook profile!
Take away… Introduction to library resources Finding biography information Finding scientific publications Requesting items Get started!
Library Homepage Main website Off campus login Journal List Catalogs Citing Sources Need help/Ask a Librarian Course Gateway Research -> Course Gateways -> Select a Course (WRIT 312)
Biography information Check the Course Gateway Don’t know who? Browse some of the books Already have someone in mind? Start looking them up!
Biography Information Browse through ‘Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography’ You are inside Gale Virtual Reference Library Think of subjects which interest you Examples: Primatology
Biography Information Search through: Biography in Context This is a database pooling biographical information from multiple sources Search for a specific person Example: Dian Fossey
Scientific Publications Search the USMAI catalog You are searching Towson AND all the Maryland library systems we are connected to You are searching for books written by your person Search for the Author Last Name, First Name or Initial Babbage, Charles If the item is not at Towson, request it
Scientific Publications Search Web of Science – Author Finder Warning: there is a limit to simultaneous users You are searching for articles written by your person Easier for more recent scientists Click Author Finder Last Name, First Initial Hawking S Click the most likely Author Set
Scientific Publications Search in ScienceDirect Use the author name you found from Author Finder S.W. Hawking Search in the “Specific Author” category
Worksheet! Answer the various questions as you: Do the guided search Find a scholarly publication byyour scientist Ask if you have questions!
Questions? Feel free to contact me: Laksamee Putnam firstname.lastname@example.org 410.704.3746. Twitter: @LibrarianLaks Or any reference librarian: Visit Cook Library Reference Desk 410.704.2462. IM – tucookchat