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  • Search Google for “leaves of grass”
  • Citation found in Wikipedia article on Walt Whitman
  • Correct MLA citation

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  • Search Strategies for the 21 st Century: Using the Web and the Library together to find what you need Jenny Rushing, Reference Librarian & Human Search Engine [email_address] 460-5498
  • FYW Library Instruction-Accessing Information
    • Using the Web and the library together
    • Citations – how to find full text
    • CUB Cat
    • General Databases
    FYS Library Instruction Evaluating Information Substantial Sources Scholarly Journal articles
  • Information Literacy Test
    • Must pass as part of Computer Proficiency
    • BILS online tutorial will help you prepare
  • When you do use the Web….
    • Be efficient!
    • How many of you start with Google ?
  • Looking up citations
    • Callow, Philip. From Noon to Starry Night: A Life of Walt Whitman . Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1992. ISBN 0929587952
  • How do you find the full text in the library?
    • Lawson, Andrew. “Spending for Vast Returns”: Sex, Class, and Commerce in the First Leaves of Grass.” American Literature , 75.2 (2003): 335-365. Project Muse . Web. 9 Feb. 2010.
  • Do we have the full text?
    • Murphy, Gretchen. "Enslaved Bodies: Figurative Slavery in the Temperance Fiction of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Walt Whitman." Genre 28 (Spring/Summer 1995), 95-118.
  • Looking up full text…what do you search for in the catalog?
    • Pollak, Vivian R. "'Bringing help for the sick': Whitman and Prophetic Biography." In Susan Belasco, Ed Folsom, and Kenneth M. Price, eds. Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essays (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007), 244-265.
  • Start with the library!
    • Library catalog, CUB Cat – books, cds, dvds, music scores
    • Databases - articles
  • Searching CUB Cat
    • Author search
      • Whitman, Walt
    • Subject search
      • Whitman, Walt
      • Leaves of Grass
  • Example search
    • Women’s roles in Whitman’s work or nineteenth century literature
    • Search strategies
    • Identify keywords, including synonyms
    • Use Boolean operators
  • Keywords and synonyms
  • Synonyms
    • women
    • Gender
    • sex
    • feminism
    • domesticity
    • Nineteenth century
    • 1800s
    • Victorian
    • Literature
    • Whitman
    • poetry
  • Boolean searching
  • Combine keywords with AND and OR
    • Boolean searching
    • Stand if you are male
    • Stand if you are male OR female
    • Stand if you are (male OR female) AND are a music business major
    • Stand if you are male AND a music business major
  • Boolean search strategies women and Whitman and literature Or Or Or gender and Nineteenth century and poetry Or Or Or sex and victorian and
  • Search for articles in library databases
    • Use the subject guides to help you choose databases
  • How do I find the full text?
  • Citing Sources – Need help?
    • Belmont Writing Center http://www.belmont.edu/english/writing/index.html
    • http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
    • Style guides in the library
  • Information Literacy Test
    • Must pass as part of Computer Proficiency
    • BILS online tutorial will help you prepare
  • When you have questions….