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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!
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    • 1. First Year English Workshop Legacy of the Mediterranean Library Research, Part I Professor Shelly Fredman Librarian Jenna Freedman September 24, 2013
    • 2. Library Tour Photo by Ayelet Pearl for the Columbia Spectator
    • 3. Browse
    • 4. Search
    • 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. 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. What you know
    • 8. What you don't know • "The Bacchae 2.0" by Oswald Boole
    • 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. 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. Remember
    • 12. Your Personal Librarian