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  • 16 students 20093ENGL1201X008
  • 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 ILL/BD
  • You are not bothering us. This is what we are here for. We know that you’re smart and self-sufficient, but some of these resources may be new to you. We will not think any less of you if you ask for help! (IF we were judgmental people, the students we would think were dumb would be the ones who wander around and don’t get what they need because they didn’t ask for help!)
  • USE CLIO BETA "Never pay for information [e.g. articles] without calling me first. Chances are you're ALREADY PAYING FOR IT." Use Project Muse Html vs. pdf Diff between scholarly and magazine: peer review, notes & bib, length, currency, audience
  • Marriage and the canterbury tales = 19 Marriage and the "canterbury tales" = 20 proximity CHANGE TO BOOLEAN (marriage or wedding or wife) and "canterbury tales" = 55 boolean (marri? or wedding? or wi?e?) and "canterbury tales" ) = 116 truncation Electronic = 28 Limits Search history—go to boolean 55 search #6 Chaucer, ethics, and gender Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400. Canterbury tales. Subject search Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400 Downloading options
  • Always use proxy link. Explain the rest as we go
  • Subscription databases are NOT the same as websites. 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 LION ProQuest Google Ten minutes for breakouts/twenty for show and tell
  • 68 281 in criticism Perhaps smaller set is better. Get more satisfying results by specifying the name of the tale. "canterbury tales" and "marriage"
  • 52 9 144 Chaucer, Geoffrey (1340?-1400) (person) AND Literary criticism Not as good because nothing for marriage. More search options, AND NOT
  • 58, 43 retrieved Wife of Bath 185, 55 retrieved Yes, using JSTOR and Project Muse MLA, ABELL, British Humanities, Humanities, LION, LION FT
  • 8,640 [PDF] ► The Norton anthology of English literature MH Abrams, SJ Greenblatt, 2000 - nvc.cc.ca.us ... and Greenfield's views on the ubi sunt and comitatus motifs in Old English literature; Kittredge's analysis of the marriage group in The Canterbury Tales. ... Cited by 458 - Related articles - View as HTML - Library Search - All 7 versions 3,340 198,000 9,360 11 Quotation marks
  • Times when the web is best. Good for current info, things in public domain, such as gov’t publications. Evaluating your results Author/Publisher Date/Currency Bias Best available?

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  • 1. Library Research First Year English: Women and Culture Professor Lisa Estreich Wednesday, October 28, 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
    • http://www.barnard.edu/library/reference
    • Visit the reference desk
    • IM BarnardReference: AOL, Google, Yahoo
    • Call 212.854.3953
    • E-mail [email_address]
  • 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. The Host, His Wife, and Their Communities in the Canterbury Tales. Tara Williams. The Chaucer Review, Volume 42, Number 4, 2008, pp. 383-408
  • 5. search for an unknown item
    • Keyword
    • Words that appear in any part of the record (author, title, publisher, etc.)
    • Fun with search results:
    • Sorting
    • Quick limits
    • Subject
    • Subject headings list
    • Subdivisions
    • More fun with search results:
    • Downloading options
    • Views: basic & full
  • 6.
    • Boolean logic , operators
    • Controlled Vocabulary, descriptors, subject headings
    • Limits
    • Proximity, near, with, phrase
    • Truncation, wild cards
    advanced search concepts
  • 7. databases - primarily articles, but also e-books, dissertations, statistics and other materials Answer the basic questions on slides 8-11. If you finish all of the regular questions on all of the slides, go back and tackle the bonus questions.
  • 8.
    • Do a quick search for <marriage and &quot;canterbury tales&quot;>. How many results did you get? ____
    • Do a Criticism & Reference search (left navigation bar) for <marriage and &quot;canterbury tales&quot;> How many results did you get? ____
    • Which result set was better? Can you find any ways to get more satisfying results?
    • Bonus question: Identify a good Author/Subject term from the list accessible from the Criticism & Reference search screen.
    Exercise: Literature Online
  • 9.
    • Search &quot;Citation and abstract&quot; for <marriage and &quot;canterbury tales&quot;>. How many results did you get? ____
    • How many of them were scholarly? ____
    • Search &quot;Citation and document text&quot; for <marriage and &quot;canterbury tales&quot;>. How many results did you get? ____
    • Identify a Suggested Topic (above the results set) and click on it.
    • Are the Subject results (from the Suggested Topic) better or worse than the results you retrieved in your previous searches?
    • Bonus question: Using Help, determine how to remove reviews from search results.
    Exercise: ProQuest Direct
  • 10. Exercise: Find Articles
    • Do a General/Multidisciplinary search for <marriage and &quot;canterbury tales&quot;>. How many results? ____
    • Name one of the Topics listed on the right menu.
    • Do a Literature search for <marriage and &quot;canterbury tales&quot;>. How many results? ____
    • Click the eLink arrow to see if it will lead you to the full text of the first result. Did it?
    • Bonus question: Use the Custom Search to select your own databases. Under Subject (on the left), select Literature. Under subcategories, choose English. From which six databases can you select?
  • 11. Exercise: Google / Google Scholar
    • Do a search in Google Scholar for <marriage and &quot;canterbury tales&quot;>. How many results did you get? ___
    • Which result (on the first page of results) has been cited the most often?
    • Click on Advanced Scholar Search. Limit to articles published from 2000-2009. How many results did you get? ____
    • Do a search in Google for <marriage and &quot;canterbury tales&quot;>. How many results did you get? ___
    • Click on Advanced Search. Search within .edu domain. How many results did you get? ___
    • Search within barnard.edu domain. How many results did you get? ___
    • Bonus question: Within the Advanced Search page, click on Advanced Search Tips. How do you stop Google from automatically truncating (stemming) your word or phrase?
  • 12. etc.
    • Other library catalogs (JTS, Law, TC, and other institutions)
    • Research guide for this class
    • Evaluating resources: authority, scope, and audience.
    • Wikipedia
    • Style Guides
    • Endnote & RefWorks