Fyw Information Literacy Skills GutskePresentation Transcript
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
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….
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
Leaves of Grass
Women’s roles in Whitman’s work or nineteenth century literature
Identify keywords, including synonyms
Use Boolean operators
Keywords and synonyms
Combine keywords with AND and OR
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