History Senior Seminar


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  • Personal Librarians Research guides ERL Zines
  • 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 checking with us. Chances are you're ALREADY PAYING FOR IT."
  • Cuba anarchism: 13 Cuba? Anarchis?: 21 (Cuba? Or “latin-america?” or caribbean?) AND anarchis?: 38 #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? 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
  • 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?
  • History Senior Seminar

    1. 1. History Senior Seminar Library ResearchWednesday October 3, 2012 Librarian Jenna Freedman Archivist Shannon ONeill
    2. 2. http://http://library.barnard.eduThis is the portal to all knowledge. Or, if you insist, Library Web http://library.columbia.edu
    3. 3. we can help you library.barnard.edu/contact• Call 212.854.4615 (Jenna) 212.854.4079 (Shannon)• Text 386.227.6273 (Barnard)• IM -----------------------
    4. 4. Personal LibrarianTrue or false: you have your own personal librarian.A.TrueB.False 4
    5. 5. CLIO - books, e-books, serials (notarticles), media materials, microforms, etc. search for a KNOWN item• Book or journal title (not the article or chapter title)• Send to phone 5
    6. 6. The Radical Muse: Women and Anarchism in Early- Twentieth-Century Cuba. Shaffer, Kirwin R. Cuban Studies, Volume 34, 2003, pp. 130-153What is the most efficient way to find out if we have access to this article?A.Look up "Radical Muse" in CLIOB.Look up Shaffer, Kirwin in CLIOC.Look up Cuban Studies in CLIOD.Look up "Radical Muse" in JSTORE. Look up Cuban Studies in E-Journals
    7. 7. search for an unknown item Keyword Subject• Words that appear in • Subject headings list any part of the record • Subdivisions (author, title, publisher, etc.) More fun with search results:Fun with search results: • Downloading options• Sorting • Views: basic & full• Quick limits
    8. 8. What is the most reliable way to broaden search results?A. Conduct a natural language searchB. Use controlled vocabularyC. Employ a truncation symbolD. Add a search term with the Boolean operator ANDE. PANIC! 8
    9. 9. Should we stop using the clickers?A. YesB. No 9
    10. 10. Which of these will not typically narrow your search results?A. Adding a limit, e.g. languageB. Adding a term with the Boolean operator ANDC. Adding a term with the Boolean operator ORD. Subtracting a term with the Boolean operator NOTE. Two of the above (bonus: which two?) 10
    11. 11. What is the single most exciting thing we’ve discussed so far?A.Boolean logic, operatorsB.Controlled Vocabulary, descriptors, subject headingsC.Proximity, near, with, phraseD.Truncation, wild cardsE.Other 11
    12. 12. databases - primarily articles, butalso e-books, dissertations, statistics and other materialsExplore:•Help –Truncation/wildcard symbols –Phrase searching, near, with•Advanced search and Boolean options•Controlled vocabulary•Different types of searches (e.g. citations, full text,keywords)•Limits•Export to RefWorks
    13. 13. Find Articles• Truncation: *• Facets• Save items• Citation formatting• Export 13
    14. 14. Historical abstracts• Select a field• Truncation: *• Historical period!• Facets• Choose databases 14
    15. 15. etc.• Other library catalogs (JTS, Law, TC, and other institutions)• Evaluating resources: authority, scope, and audience• Style Guides• RefWorks & Zotero• Research consultations 15
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