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  • 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!)
  • "Never pay for information [e.g. articles] without calling me first. Chances are you're ALREADY PAYING FOR IT.“ Search for Cuban Studies.
  • Cuba anarchism: 13 Everyone try a natural language advanced search Cuba? Anarchis?: 21 Everyone try using a truncation symbol (Cuba? Or “latin-america?” or caribbean?) AND anarchis?: 38 Try a boolean search #17 cuban anarchism: history of a movement TOC LCSH Requests, actions, including refworks (set up account) Finding call numbers: Butler stacks guide HX861 .F4713 2001 H social sciences HX Socialism, Communism, Anarchism HX821-970.0 Anarchism F Author cutter 2001 year published Serials: Advanced  anarch? Limit to periodicals A lot are zines, so NOT zines Also limit by year? Zines Quick description—if anyone is doing contemporary topic Special collections vs. stacks Lehman Library vs. Barnard Wollman Mark, print, email, send to phone, export to RefWorks  
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  • 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
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  • 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. 1. World History Senior Seminar Library Research Wednesday October 5, 2010 Librarian Jenna Freedman
    2. 2. http:// http://library.barnard.edu This is the portal to all knowledge. Or, if you insist, Library Web http://library.columbia.edu
    3. 3. we can help you <ul><li>http://library.barnard.edu/contact </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the research desk </li></ul><ul><li>IM BarnardReference: AOL, Google, Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Call 212.854.3953 </li></ul><ul><li>Text 386.227.6273 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail [email_address] </li></ul>
    4. 4. Personal Librarian <ul><li>True or false: you have your own personal librarian . </li></ul><ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>search for a KNOWN item </li></ul><ul><li>Book or journal title (not the article or chapter title) </li></ul><ul><li>Send to phone </li></ul>CLIO - books, e-books, serials (not articles), media materials, microforms, etc.
    6. 6. <ul><li>What is the most efficient way to find out if we have access to this article? </li></ul><ul><li>Look up Radical Muse in CLIO </li></ul><ul><li>Look up Shaffer, Kirwin in CLIO </li></ul><ul><li>Look up Cuban Studies in CLIO </li></ul><ul><li>Look up Radical Muse in JSTOR </li></ul><ul><li>Look up Cuban Studies in E-Journals </li></ul>The Radical Muse: Women and Anarchism in Early-Twentieth-Century Cuba. Shaffer, Kirwin R. Cuban Studies , Volume 34, 2003, pp. 130-153
    7. 7. search for an unknown item <ul><li>Keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Words that appear in any part of the record (author, title, publisher, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Fun with search results: </li></ul><ul><li>Sorting </li></ul><ul><li>Quick limits </li></ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Subject headings list </li></ul><ul><li>Subdivisions </li></ul><ul><li>More fun with search results: </li></ul><ul><li>Downloading options </li></ul><ul><li>Views: basic & full </li></ul>
    8. 8. What is the most reliable way to broaden search results? <ul><li>Conduct a natural language search </li></ul><ul><li>Use controlled vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Employ a truncation symbol </li></ul><ul><li>Add a search term with the Boolean operator AND </li></ul><ul><li>PANIC! </li></ul>
    9. 9. Should we stop using the clickers? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
    10. 10. Which of these will not typically narrow your search results? <ul><li>Adding a limit, e.g. language </li></ul><ul><li>Adding a term with the Boolean operator AND </li></ul><ul><li>Adding a term with the Boolean operator OR </li></ul><ul><li>Subtracting a term with the Boolean operator NOT </li></ul><ul><li>Two of the above (bonus: which two?) </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Boolean logic , operators </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled Vocabulary, descriptors, subject headings </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity, near, with, phrase </li></ul><ul><li>Truncation, wild cards </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>What is the single most exciting thing we’ve discussed so far?
    12. 12. databases - primarily articles, but also e-books, dissertations, statistics and other materials <ul><li>Explore: </li></ul><ul><li>Help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Truncation/wildcard symbols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phrase searching, near, with </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced search and Boolean options </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Different types of searches (e.g. citations, full text, keywords) </li></ul><ul><li>Limits </li></ul><ul><li>Export to RefWorks </li></ul>
    13. 13. Historical abstracts <ul><li>Select a field </li></ul><ul><li>Truncation: * </li></ul><ul><li>Historical period! </li></ul><ul><li>Facets </li></ul><ul><li>Choose databases </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>ArchiveGrid </li></ul><ul><li>Find Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>ProQuest Historical </li></ul><ul><li>Or any database listed on the guide </li></ul>Which one should we look at next?
    15. 15. etc. <ul><li>Other library catalogs (JTS, Law, TC, and other institutions) </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating resources: authority, scope, and audience </li></ul><ul><li>Style Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Endnote & RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Research consultations </li></ul>