First Year English Workshop
Legacy of the Mediterranean
Library Research, Part I
Professor Shelly Fredman
Librarian Jenna ...
Library Tour
Photo by Ayelet Pearl for the Columbia Spectator
Browse
Search
Sources
Primary Source: In literary scholarship, the primary
source is the work itself. In other fields it is a
resource c...
CLIO
• Searches four different resources
– Library catalog (items we have physically or electronically)
for most of the Co...
What you know
What you don't know
• "The Bacchae 2.0" by Oswald Boole
How to choose?
• Author and publisher's perspectives/point of
view.
• Relevance to your research
• Currency of scholarship...
Some call number ranges
BF1-990 Psychology (pdf)
PA3520-3564 Greek literature: Criticism, interpretation, etc.
PA3973-3992...
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  • Notes to self:Shelly emphasizes literary analysis and psychological approaches (e.g., Jung, Chodorow)History not her thingWill be late—meet us in the lab at 1:45-2
  • Start in lobby. Go to the Archives.3rd floor.
  • 2nd floorLast: PA 3900sIn pairs: find one critical source that appeals. Do they agree or disagree? What didn't the scholar consider?
  • 1st floor, end in lab. Offer Butler tourPersonal librarian
  • Title: BacchaeLimits: book, barnard,englishText yourselfAuthorSubject
  • Do a quick search on (Euripides OR euripedes) AND bacchae AND criticism
  • Don't forget feedback form!
  • First Year English Workshop: Library Research Instruction

    1. 1. First Year English Workshop Legacy of the Mediterranean Library Research, Part I Professor Shelly Fredman Librarian Jenna Freedman September 24, 2013
    2. 2. Library Tour Photo by Ayelet Pearl for the Columbia Spectator
    3. 3. Browse
    4. 4. Search
    5. 5. Sources Primary Source: In literary scholarship, the primary source is the work itself. In other fields it is a resource created in the time period being studied, e.g., diaries, newspaper articles, photos, etc. Secondary Source: A source that interprets or analyzes a literary work, an event, phenomenon, etc. Examples include articles, essays, books and more.
    6. 6. CLIO • Searches four different resources – Library catalog (items we have physically or electronically) for most of the Columbia Libraries – Articles cross search (searches multiple databases simultaneously) – Academic Commons (intellectual output of Barnard & Columbia communities) – Columbia website • Does not search – The law school & Teachers College libraries – Data sets
    7. 7. What you know
    8. 8. What you don't know • "The Bacchae 2.0" by Oswald Boole
    9. 9. How to choose? • Author and publisher's perspectives/point of view. • Relevance to your research • Currency of scholarship • Sources cited by this source (look in the bibliography) • Sources citing this source (Google Scholar is an easy, though imprecise way to check)
    10. 10. Some call number ranges BF1-990 Psychology (pdf) PA3520-3564 Greek literature: Criticism, interpretation, etc. PA3973-3992 Euripedes PA4018-4209 Homer PA6801-6961 Vergilius Maro, Publius (Virgil) PQ1710-1935 French literature. 17th century. PQ4265-4556 Italian literature: Individual authors to 1400 PQ6271-6498 Spanish literature. Individual authors. PR2199-3195 English literature: English renaissance (1500- 1640) PR1803-2165 English literature: Anglo-Norman period. Early English. Middle English
    11. 11. Remember
    12. 12. Your Personal Librarian
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