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PSC1900

  1. 1. PSC1900 – Research Seminar: Lebanon Prepared and presented by Dan Overfield September 4, 2008
  2. 2. Our Website is new.
  3. 3. Basics <ul><li>Catalog - VuFind is the library’s new catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Question Center – Search for answers, and ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Pages – Resources specific to your research. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arab and Islamic Studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Political Science </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>History </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Subject Pages
  5. 5. Library Research Tools <ul><li>Part 1 - Historical Formation of Lebanon to 1920 </li></ul><ul><li>Part 2 - The Mandate and the Formation of Greater Lebanon: 1920-1943 </li></ul><ul><li>Part 3 - The post independence period : 1943-1967 </li></ul><ul><li>Part 4 – The War Years : 1967-1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Part 5 – Lebanon and Syria – 1990-2005 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Resources: Parts 1-3 <ul><li>Catalog… </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Abstracts (from Databases A-Z) </li></ul><ul><li>Historical New York Times (from Databases A-Z) </li></ul><ul><li>PAIS International (From Databases A-Z) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences Full Text (from Databases A-Z) </li></ul>
  7. 7. VuFind
  8. 8. Historical Abstracts
  9. 11. New York Times Historical
  10. 12. NYT Results
  11. 13. PAIS_Archives
  12. 15. Social Sciences Full Text
  13. 17. Parts 4-5 <ul><li>All of the above ( Historical Abstracts, Historical NYTimes, PAIS, and Social Science Full Text ) can be used for Parts 4-5. </li></ul><ul><li>ABI/Inform – Proquest </li></ul><ul><li>International Political Science Abstracts </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis-Nexis </li></ul><ul><li>Economist Intelligence Unit </li></ul>
  14. 18. ABI/Inform Advanced Search
  15. 19. ABI
  16. 20. IPSA
  17. 21. IPSA
  18. 22. IPSA
  19. 23. IPSA
  20. 24. Lexis Nexis News Search
  21. 25. 297 Results in US publications in the last three months
  22. 26. Limit to “Foreign Policy”
  23. 27. Economist Intelligence Unit <ul><li>Reports – Monthly </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles – Annual </li></ul><ul><li>All reports are well researched and available in full text. They cover the current and recent economic histories of 200 countries. </li></ul>
  24. 28. EIU interface.
  25. 29. Questions? <ul><li>Specific needs can be addressed as your research progresses. </li></ul><ul><li>PSC1900 Resource Finder (del.icio.us) </li></ul><ul><li>Contact me at any time (see subject pages for information). </li></ul>

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