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Educ 4P05

  1. 1. Library Resources Jennifer Thiessen, Education Librarian EDUC 4P05
  2. 2. The assignment <ul><li>“… become familiar with the entire landscape of an individual author, poet or illustrator…” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>select an author/illustrator/poet </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The assignment, cont’d… <ul><li>“… develop a graphic way of representing what it is you want to communicate about that person…” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find stuff by them and about them </li></ul></ul>books articles websites … and more!
  4. 4. Use the Library catalogue <ul><li>To choose author/illustrator/poet </li></ul><ul><li>To find primary sources i.e. to find books by Beatrix Potter </li></ul><ul><li>To find information about your author/illustrator/poet </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword </li></ul><ul><ul><li>beatrix potter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>children’s authors, children’s literature, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use to find info about author (only works for well-known authors) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potter, Beatrix </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Tips… <ul><li>Use RACER to request books that we don’t have </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes about a week to get your request in </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use Public library catalogues </li></ul>
  6. 6. Use the Library Databases <ul><li>To find articles about author/illustrator/poet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Under Research Tools , click on Databases , then English Language and Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Muse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Children’s Literature, Lion and the Unicorn, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly , etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use for criticism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature Online (LION) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Short biographies, some bibliographies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MLA International Bibliography </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search with keywords or by author </li></ul>
  7. 7. Other resources… <ul><li>Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature (online) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Entries on individual authors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dictionary of Literary Biography (Reference PS 21 D53) look up your author/ illustrator in the most recent volume by last name or use the online Literary Index . </li></ul><ul><li>Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-book: use search to find entries </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Create your bibliography <ul><li>APA guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Essays/Citing Sources (Brock Library) </li></ul><ul><li>APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue) </li></ul><ul><li>RefWorks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates your bibliography for you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create an account: http://library.brocku.ca/spotlight/refworks.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick Start Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RefWorks tutorials </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. For more… <ul><li>Course resource page on Library website: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https://learning.library.brocku.ca/course/view.php?id=123 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Login as Guest to enter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>https://learning.library.brocku.ca/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Education; Login as Guest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Help Desk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.library.brocku.ca/forms/contactus.php </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-person, email or chat </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact Jennifer Thiessen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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