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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.
  • "Never pay for information [e.g. articles] without calling me first. Chances are you're ALREADY PAYING FOR IT." Use Project Muse Diff between scholarly and magazine: peer review, notes & bib, length, currency, audience
  • Do a Keyword Search for < women pamphlets europe history > (5) wom?n pamphlet? europe? histor? (9) truncation/wildcard SWITCH TO KEYWORD BOOLEAN wom?n AND pamphlet? AND (europe? OR england OR german? OR spain OR italy OR ireland) AND histor? (66) Boolean logic wom?n AND pamphlet? AND (europe? OR "great britain" OR german? OR spain OR italy OR ireland) AND histor? (75) proximity/phrase Archival (2) Limits Sort newest first #4 Women and the pamphlet culture of revolutionary England, 1640-1660 / Marcus Nevitt. Pamphlets –Authorship--. PAMPHLETS Note LEHMAN thing Downloading options
  • 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—federated search Google—open web search Historical Abstracts—subject specific ProQuest—multidisciplinary Ten minutes for breakouts/twenty for show and tell And demonstrate/report back: TRUNCATION BOOLEAN LOGIC PROXIMITY CONTROLLED VOCAB/COLLOCATION LIMITS
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  • Top level domain
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  • Google: top level domain searches Also .edu, .gov, .mil

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  • 1. Library Research Senior Seminar in History: International Topics Professors Rao, Tiersten, Valenze, and Wennerlind Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Librarian: Jenna Freedman
  • 2. http://www.barnard.edu/library/ This is the portal to all knowledge. Or, if you insist, Library Web http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/
  • 3. 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.
  • 4.
    • 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. From "Diseases of Women" to "Secrets of Women": The Transformation of Gynecological Literature in the Later Middle Ages. Green, Monica Helen. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies , Vol. 30, No. 1, Winter 2000, pp. 5-39
  • 5. 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
  • 6.
    • Boolean logic
    • Controlled vocabulary, descriptors, subject headings
    • Limits
    • Proximity searching, near, with
    • Truncation, wild cards
    advanced search concepts
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. Historical 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.
  • 12. etc.
    • Guide for this class http://www.barnard.edu/library/courses/current/HIST/HISTX4391intl.html
    • Evaluating your results: authority, audience, scope, etc.