Economics History

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Economics History

  1. 1. Library Research Economics History Professor Weiman Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Librarian Jenna Freedman
  2. 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. 3. we can help you http://www.barnard.edu/library/reference • Visit the reference desk • IM BarnardReference: AOL, Google, Yahoo • Call 212.854.3953 • E-mail refdesk@barnard.edu 3
  4. 4. CLIO - books, e-books, serials (not articles), media materials, microforms, etc. Search for a KNOWN item Thuesen, S.. "Everything Changed, but Ain't Nothing Changed": Recovering a Generation of Southern Activists for Economic Justice." Southern Cultures 14, no. 3 (October 1, 2008): 142-152,154. • Book or journal title (not the article or chapter title) • Send to phone • Link to record 4
  5. 5. search for an unknown item Keyword Subject • Words that appear in • Subject headings list any part of the • Subdivisions record (author, title, publisher, etc.) Fun with search More fun with search results: results: • Sorting • Downloading options • Quick limits • Views: basic & full 5
  6. 6. advanced search concepts • Boolean logic • Controlled vocabulary, descriptors, subject headings • Limits • Proximity searching, near, with • Truncation, wild cards 6
  7. 7. databases - 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. 8. America, History & Life • Identify the truncation symbol and any other interesting wildcards • Run a keyword search in "Select a field." Change it to "TX All fields." • Limit to an historical period • Click on a subject term • Point out a feature you like and one you don't. 8
  9. 9. EconLit • Identify the truncation symbol and any other interesting wildcards • Run a keyword search in "Select a field." Change it to "TX All fields." • Limit by published date • Click on a subject term • Point out a feature you like and one you don't. 9
  10. 10. Find Articles • Try Economics search • Click a topic (facet) that you like • Click on eLink to get to full text • Point out a feature you like and one you don't. 10
  11. 11. Google/Google Scholar • Determine most cited item • Try to get results to under 1,000, perhaps using advanced search • Limit to .edu domain • Point out a feature you like and one you don't. 11
  12. 12. etc. • Evaluating your results: authority, audience, scope, etc. • Other library catalogs (JTS, Law, TC, and other institutions) • Research guide for this classes http://www.barnard.edu/library/courses /current/ECON/ECONLX3013001.html • Style Guides • Endnote, RefWorks, and Zotero 12

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