Note: ask the class, what would you type into the search box in America: History and Life?
English 120/History 113: Library Instruction SessionJennifer Rosenstein, First Year Outreach Services Librarian Image: Library of Congress
Assessment for today’s classo Open the following link:o http://tinyurl.com/ clockandkeougho Answer the first 3 questionso Keep the survey open throughout today’s session Image: Library of Congress
Our goals for today: Review using the Pace Catalog to find books Request books from another Pace campus Use ConnectNY Be able to find articles from 2 different databases Know how to find primary sources on the antebellum period
Tips for using Search Plus (Encore) to search Use the catalog to narrow your • the tags on the right search • If you need books that are immediately available to you, click on “Birnbaum Stacks” on the left – Note E-book options as well • Look at the subject headings for a book to find more books on your topic • While you’re browsing, you can click on the “Add to List” link to keep track of items you were interested in – Use the “My List” button at the top right to access your list. You can e-mail the list to yourself. • Use the Connect NY button to find resources from other universities • Note: Encore will also give you results from a few databases, but it’s hard to narrow them down using this interface
Independent practice• Use Search Plus to search the catalog for books on your topic• Once you find a book enter the title, location and call number in the online survey
Finding Articles via Databases• America: History and Life – Literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistoric times to the present – When you e-mail an article be sure to select Citation Format – MLA – You can simultaneously search this and other Ebsco databases• Jstor – All content is at least 3 years old – Limit to Article and English Jstor will not e-mail you the full text of the article. To save the article click View PDF and then save the PDF to your computer or flash drive.
Independent practice• Find a relevant article in America: History and Life• Copy and paste the citation information into the online survey and answer the follow up questions
Finding Full Text Articles• If you don’t see a link to HTML or PDF full text in a database search, click the icon to search all the library’s print and electronic subscriptions to see if we own the full text • If the article is available in a different database, click the “Article” link
InterLibrary Loan• If we don’t have full text, click “ILLiad” to request via Interlibrary Loan • You need a library barcode to create an ILLiad account• Usually, you receive articles via InterLibrary Loan within 24 hours
Primary Sources• Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers Project – http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome. html• American Memory: memory.loc.gov• Library Databases – Brooklyn Eagle – Making of America – NY Times Archive
Using Google more effectively • Configuring Google Scholar to show full-text available at Pace – Watch the video: http://tinyurl.com/config scholar – Use the site: limiter eg. site: edu • Filter by reading level and then choose Advanced
MLA Citation Style To access resources on MLA citation style, click on How do I? -Cite resources? -The Bedford Handbook - This is Diana Hacker’s online guide to citations and formatting
To get more help:• The library home page: pace.edu/library • Use the Ask-a-Librarian link • Under “Library Services,” use the Video tutorials, How do I?, and Research Guides links• E-mail Jennifer! email@example.com• Stop by or call the reference desk (the desk under the big Information sign in the middle of the library) • (212) 346-1331