English 1020 Literary Themes in the Real World  Library Research Demonstration Presented March 5, 2009 by Dan Overfield
Overview <ul><li>Librarian’s Role </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Books </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Cit...
Librarians?  <ul><li>What do they know about English Literature or about Poetry?  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We know how to...
Reference Desk is on the 4 th  Floor (216) 987-4296
Finding Books <ul><li>Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search from the subject headings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re...
Catalog…
Keyword vs. Subject vs. Title <ul><li>What is the difference between a keyword and a subject?  </li></ul><ul><li>Do a sear...
Subject
Title
Keyword
Find Academic Search Complete
There are two ways…
Choose your subject
ASC is found on most subject guides
Enter keywords
Limit by publication type, date of publishing, peer reviewed, and narrow by subject .
I found my articles… so now what?  <ul><li>Add the items to your “folder” </li></ul><ul><li>Open your “folder” </li></ul><...
What about the articles without fulltext?
Find It vs. Full Text <ul><li>Use Find It to (usually) get the full text of the article that you want when there is no PDF...
Click FIND IT
Click FIND IT to get to full text
What if there is NO full text?  If there is not a FULL Text Link on this page then you must email a librarian to request t...
English Subject Page <ul><li>Literary Reference Center On Campus Link Off Campus Link </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Resourc...
Literary Reference Center <ul><li>Over 400 literary journals  </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100,000 articles about literary criti...
Search for Nihilism
Limit Results to Literary Criticism
Literature Resource Center
Limiting Results
Narrow by Subject
Search Engines Finding credible information from the web.
Search Engines What makes them different from one another?  <ul><li>Each service has a different way (algorithm) for match...
Web Domains <ul><li>Learn the differences: .com (.net), .edu, .us, .gov, .org…. </li></ul>.com (.net) .edu .us .gov .org M...
Beware of .org…  GOOD .ORG’s  Random / Evil .ORG’s Doctor’s Without Borders Skatopia American Heart Association Extremist ...
Google Search Test Search: literary criticism
Google Search Test Search: literary criticism -history site:.edu filetype:pdf
Results Went from 198 million to only 9260, and all results are in .pdf format, are from .edu domains, and do not include ...
Evaluating Websites <ul><li>Currency of Information </li></ul><ul><li>Information is cited / attributed </li></ul><ul><li>...
Citing your work <ul><li>Citation Machine </li></ul><ul><li>Tri-C style guides </li></ul><ul><li>Most article databases wi...
Questions, Compliments, Complaints <ul><li>Librarians are available to help you to get the most out of your experience her...
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    1. 1. English 1020 Literary Themes in the Real World Library Research Demonstration Presented March 5, 2009 by Dan Overfield
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Librarian’s Role </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Books </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Citing your work </li></ul>
    3. 3. Librarians? <ul><li>What do they know about English Literature or about Poetry? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We know how to evaluate and use information resources owned by the library as well as those found on the free and public Internet. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We are expert researchers. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Reference Desk is on the 4 th Floor (216) 987-4296
    5. 5. Finding Books <ul><li>Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search from the subject headings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request a book from another campus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OhioLink </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Request a book from another library in Ohio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Worldcat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See local public and academic library catalogs. Useful in a pinch when you may not have time to wait for book delivery </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Catalog…
    7. 7. Keyword vs. Subject vs. Title <ul><li>What is the difference between a keyword and a subject? </li></ul><ul><li>Do a search in the catalog for the same word using all three of the above limits. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Subject
    9. 9. Title
    10. 10. Keyword
    11. 11. Find Academic Search Complete
    12. 12. There are two ways…
    13. 13. Choose your subject
    14. 14. ASC is found on most subject guides
    15. 15. Enter keywords
    16. 16. Limit by publication type, date of publishing, peer reviewed, and narrow by subject .
    17. 17. I found my articles… so now what? <ul><li>Add the items to your “folder” </li></ul><ul><li>Open your “folder” </li></ul><ul><li>Select one, two, some, or all </li></ul><ul><li>Email them to yourself. </li></ul>
    18. 18. What about the articles without fulltext?
    19. 19. Find It vs. Full Text <ul><li>Use Find It to (usually) get the full text of the article that you want when there is no PDF or HTML link to the text. </li></ul><ul><li>Limiting to FULL TEXT only will prevent you from finding research that is not immediately available in Full Text. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Click FIND IT
    21. 21. Click FIND IT to get to full text
    22. 22. What if there is NO full text? If there is not a FULL Text Link on this page then you must email a librarian to request the article from interlibrary loan. You can email me at [email_address] and I will be happy to help.
    23. 23. English Subject Page <ul><li>Literary Reference Center On Campus Link Off Campus Link </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Resource Center   On & Off Campus Link </li></ul>
    24. 24. Literary Reference Center <ul><li>Over 400 literary journals </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100,000 articles about literary criticism. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Search for Nihilism
    26. 26. Limit Results to Literary Criticism
    27. 27. Literature Resource Center
    28. 28. Limiting Results
    29. 29. Narrow by Subject
    30. 30. Search Engines Finding credible information from the web.
    31. 31. Search Engines What makes them different from one another? <ul><li>Each service has a different way (algorithm) for matching your keywords to results. The results you see are often just the most commonly clicked links that most closely match your keywords. </li></ul><ul><li>Results might have little or nothing to do with your topic or with reality. </li></ul><ul><li>People can and do publish false information. </li></ul>
    32. 32. Web Domains <ul><li>Learn the differences: .com (.net), .edu, .us, .gov, .org…. </li></ul>.com (.net) .edu .us .gov .org Meaning Commercial Education State level Federal Govt. Public Interest / Non-Commercial
    33. 33. Beware of .org… GOOD .ORG’s Random / Evil .ORG’s Doctor’s Without Borders Skatopia American Heart Association Extremist Groups (links to a description of a deceptive .org webpage – NOT to the actual page) Save Darfur Wikipedia
    34. 34. Google Search Test Search: literary criticism
    35. 35. Google Search Test Search: literary criticism -history site:.edu filetype:pdf
    36. 36. Results Went from 198 million to only 9260, and all results are in .pdf format, are from .edu domains, and do not include the word: History
    37. 37. Evaluating Websites <ul><li>Currency of Information </li></ul><ul><li>Information is cited / attributed </li></ul><ul><li>Author’s names are listed </li></ul><ul><li>Contact names / privacy statement </li></ul><ul><li>Working phone and mailing address </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance (no flashing pictures or pop-ups). </li></ul><ul><li>Site Index </li></ul>
    38. 38. Citing your work <ul><li>Citation Machine </li></ul><ul><li>Tri-C style guides </li></ul><ul><li>Most article databases will also allow you to generate a formatted citation easily as well. </li></ul>
    39. 39. Questions, Compliments, Complaints <ul><li>Librarians are available to help you to get the most out of your experience here. </li></ul>

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