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first year english: reinventing literary history: women and culture
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  • X students?
  • Not writing your paper and adding quotes after. Read primary source. Think about what you want to say. Find read what else has been written and synthesize.
  • Literary/critical Historical theoretical
  • Sophocles antigone ismene
  • 1550-1600 England or britain Fashion* or style Peer reviewed, date published
  • Feminist theory
  • Sophocles antigone ismene
  • 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 Pair searches: choose a text and a type of research if it seems like there's tim Ten minutes for breakouts/twenty for show and tell
  • CLIO spectrum – all the resources, buggy Pair searches: choose a text and a type of research and try it in CLIO
  • library research for first year english women & culture class

    1. 1. Library Research for First Year English: Women and Culture Fall 2013 Professor Yevgeniya Traps Librarian Jenna Freedman
    2. 2. library.barnard.edu portal to all knowledge. resources for First Year English library.barnard.edu/find-books/guides/ENGL/ENG
    3. 3. library.barnard.edu/contact library.barnard.edu/personal-librarians • IM BarnardReference: AOL, Google, Yahoo • Text 386.227.6273 (386.BARNARD) we can help you
    4. 4. research the conversation among scholars
    5. 5. recontextualize & reframe •Literary/critical •Historical •Theoretical
    6. 6. research the conversation among scholars
    7. 7. Literary, critical, or close reading •Include name of text or author in search •Add terms to explore an aspect of the text that interests you •E.g., characters, themes, places, etc. 7 Image from ManageWP blog post by Tom Ewer
    8. 8. MLA •(Zotero) •eLink •limits
    9. 9. Historical •Include words or phrases important to historical context – date-specific (16th or sixteenth century) – Era-specific (Elizabethan) – Geographical (England) •Do not include text title or author 9 Image from Wikimedia Commons: Exponate im hauseigenen Museum
    10. 10. Historical Abstracts •Historical period •Boolean operators •Truncation * •Limits: date, subject
    11. 11. Theoretical •Include words or phrases related to your theorist or lens – Select discipline specific databases (e.g., gender studies, philosophy, psychology, etc.) – Use theorist's name or philosophy in search term in interdisciplinary database – Consider reference sources •You may or may not include text title or author 11 Image from South End Press.
    12. 12. Find Articles •(Zotero) •eLink •limits
    13. 13. review Databases: primarily articles, but also e-books, dissertations, statistics and other materials
    14. 14. CLIO •books, e-books, serials, media materials, microforms, etc. •CLIO vs. CLIO Legacy (the following pertains to CLIO Legacy) • Truncation is a question mark • Send to phone •Literary: add the word < criticism > to your author/title, e.g., < homeric* demeter criticism > •Historical: indicate dates or era and add a secondary interest to narrow the field < "ancient gree?" goddess? > •Theoretical: < bell hooks theor? > or < feminis? theor? greek? myth? >
    15. 15. read to the stacks! •Find the call number for a book that interests you •Find it or something like it in the stacks – A-M 1st floor – N-Z 2nd floor
    16. 16. Help me review, revise & rehearse... feedback form

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