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  • During this class I am going to give you an overview of the library & its services and teach you how to find and utilize resources including books, periodicals, databases, and audiovisuals. Stop me any time to ask a question. Get two things: Different tools for different jobs You can get help at the library
  • I’m going to teach from both the Barnard and Columbia pages because in writing your final paper, you will need to use other CU libraries in addition to Barnard's. Print exemption Zines ILL/BD
  • Please ask us for help. That is what we're here for. Tell your friends.
  • New search. Clear limits. us foreign policy and the fo U s foreign policy and the fo U.S. foreign policy and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse : humanitarian relief in complex emergencies / Andrew S. Natsios. Full view review of international political econ Business Source Complete Diff between scholarly and magazine: peer review, notes & bib, length, currency, audience Then limit to all electronic Show the new york times, also "Never pay for information [e.g. articles] without calling me first. Chances are you're ALREADY PAYING FOR IT."
  • Keyword Search (use AND, OR, NOT or “”) For keyword truncation, use a question mark Do a Keyword Search for humanitarian aid in africa (36) "humanitarian aid" in africa (19) PHRASE SEARCHING "humanitarian aid" AND (africa OR sudan OR rwanda) (31) BOOLEAN All electronic (3) LIMIT Go back to no limits. Sort newest first Full view Lehman thing—not what Barnard's specialty is Darfur / Debra A. Miller—but looks a little general, elementary for this class Humanitarian aid work : a critical approach / Carlos Martín Beristain, Offsite/request ILL Humanitarian assistance . Humanitarian assistance--Africa. Humanitarian assistance--Sudan. Humanitarian assistance--Sudan--Darfur. Humanitarian assistance--Sudan--Darfur--International cooperation. Downloading options andall that
  • Make sure they have all the concepts
  • Subscription databases are NOT the same as websites, though there is some overlap. Some non-sub databases, too, as those provided by libraries and other academic institutions. They know what's in each item (that CLIO only knows we have). Connected with e-link. Listings by genre/format A to Z, vs. subject lists Assign four groups/individuals to look at: Find Articles Google ProQuest Worldwide Political Science Abs Ten minutes for breakouts/twenty for show and tell And demonstrate/report back: TRUNCATION BOOLEAN LOGIC PROXIMITY CONTROLLED VOCAB/COLLOCATION LIMITS
  • Google: top level domain searches DR congo cd Rwanda rw Sudan sd

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  • 1. NEWS FROM THE FIELD C&RL News, May 2004 Vol. 65, No. 5, P. 247
  • 2. Library Research Colloquium on Aid, Politics, and Violence in Africa Professor Autesserre Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Librarian: Jenna Freedman
  • 3. http://www.barnard.edu/library/ This is the portal to all knowledge. Or, if you insist, Library Web http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/
  • 4. we can help you.
    • www.barnard.edu/library/reference
    • Call 4-3953
    • E-mail [email_address]
    • Visit the reference desk
    • IM BarnardReference (also BarnardLibJenna, BarnardLibLois, BarnardLibKaren, BarnardLibHeidi)
    • Chat "Ask us now" chat, available M-F 1-9 (more or less) http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/services/reference
    • Consultations http://www.barnard.edu/library/forms/consult.htm . Sessions arranged by appointment.
  • 5.
    • search for a KNOWN item
    • Book or journal title
    • Brief
      • Holdings
    • Full
      • Indexes, finding aids, notes
    • Link to full text
    CLIO - books, e-books, serials (not articles), media materials, microforms, etc. New CLIO coming soon, btw. Johan Pottier. "Roadblock Ethnography: Negotiating Humanitarian Access In Ituri, Eastern Dr Congo, 1999-2004."  Africa  76, no. 2 (April 1, 2006): 151-179.
  • 6. search for an unknown item
    • Keyword
    • Words that appear in any part of the record (author, title, publisher, etc.)
    • Boolean logic – AND, OR, NOT
    • Use "quotation marks" for phrases
    • Truncation symbol: ?
    • Fun with search results:
    • Sorting
    • Quick limits
    • Subject
    • Case insensitive, no punctuation necessary
    • Subject headings list
    • Subdivisions
    • More fun with search results:
    • Downloading options
    • Clickable fields
    • Views: basic & full
  • 7.
    • Boolean logic
    • Controlled vocabulary, descriptors, subject headings
    • Limits
    • Proximity searching, near, with
    • Truncation, wild cards
    advanced search concepts
  • 8. databases – unknown items primarily articles, but also e-books, dissertations, statistics and other materials
    • Explore:
    • Help
      • Truncation/wildcard symbols
      • Phrase searching, near, with
    • Advanced search and Boolean options
    • Controlled vocabulary
    • Different types of searches (e.g. citations, full text, keywords)
    • Limits
  • 9. Find Articles
    • Identify the truncation symbol and any other interesting wildcards
    • Run a keyword search
    • Apply a limit
    • Click on a controlled vocabulary heading
    • Point out a feature you like and one you don't.
  • 10. Google/Google Scholar
    • Identify the truncation symbol and any other interesting wildcards
    • Run a keyword search
    • Apply a limit
    • Click on a controlled vocabulary heading
    • Point out a feature you like and one you don't.
  • 11. ProQuest Direct
    • Identify the truncation symbol and any other interesting wildcards
    • Run a keyword search
    • Apply a limit
    • Click on a controlled vocabulary heading
    • Point out a feature you like and one you don't.
  • 12. Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
    • Identify the truncation symbol and any other interesting wildcards
    • Run a keyword search
    • Apply a limit
    • Click on a controlled vocabulary heading
    • Point out a feature you like and one you don't.
  • 13. etc.
    • Guide for this class www.barnard.edu/library/courses/current/POLS/POLSX3810001.html
    • Evaluating your results: authority, audience, scope, etc.