ENG 2450E: Modern Drama
RESEARCH WORKSHOP II:
THE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Melanie Mills,
Research & Instructional Services ...
Research Workshop Series
Agenda
 Introductory Workshop
 October 21st, 2010 – 1 hour
 Annotated Bibliography Workshop
...
Research Workshop Series
Course Objectives:
[…] understand and communicate […] the relationships
among theory, history, t...
Research Workshop II
Today’s Agenda
 Research Strategies (50 minutes)
 Methods & Materials, In Brief
 Annotated Bibliog...
Research Strategies
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Strategies to help you get the very mo...
Search Strategies
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Helpful Tips & Tricks…
 Search Syntax
...
Search Syntax
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Boolean Logic
 AND, OR, NEAR
Modernism
acti...
Search Syntax
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Boolean Logic AND (narrows your search)
e.g....
Search Syntax
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Boolean Logic OR (broadens your search)
e.g....
Search Syntax
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Truncation
 asterisk* (used to find multipl...
Search Vocabulary
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Keyword Searching
 results will include...
Search Vocabulary
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Controlled Vocabulary
 limits results t...
Search Syntax and Vocabulary
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
(theat* or drama*) and moderni...
www.lib.uwo.ca
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Resist the urge to just ‘dive in’…
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Instead, focus your research…
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Browse by Program (BxP)
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
English (BxP page)
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
English (BxP page)
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Modern Drama – Research Guide
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Selecting Sources
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Critically evaluate what you find. Consi...
Selecting Sources
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
‘Think, Pair, Share’ activity (hands-on
p...
The Research Process
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Define
Research
Topic
Conduct
Prelimin...
Research Strategies
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Strategies to help you get the very mos...
Annotated Bibliographies (ABs)
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
“A bibliography is a list of...
Purpose of ABs?
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
 to identify and acknowledge the research ...
Elements included in ABs
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Citation
 bibliographic informati...
Elements included in ABs
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Summary
 Beyond a mere descriptio...
Critical Analysis: Reading as
Practice for Writing Annotations
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Libr...
The D.B. Weldon Library
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Research Help
 E-mail, Chat, In-P...
One-on-One Help
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Melanie Mills,
Research & Instructional Se...
Thank you!
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
 Next time…
Methods & Materials I
February 10th...
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ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (Research Workshop II: Annotated Bibliographies)

  1. 1. ENG 2450E: Modern Drama RESEARCH WORKSHOP II: THE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY Melanie Mills, Research & Instructional Services Librarian The D.B. Weldon Library 11 November 2010
  2. 2. Research Workshop Series Agenda  Introductory Workshop  October 21st, 2010 – 1 hour  Annotated Bibliography Workshop  November 11th, 2010 – 2 hours  Methods & Materials I (Research Paper, DRAFT 1)  February 10th, 2011 – 1 hour  Methods & Materials II (Research Paper, DRAFT 2)  March 10th, 2011 – 2 hours ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  3. 3. Research Workshop Series Course Objectives: […] understand and communicate […] the relationships among theory, history, text and performance […]; craft strong research questions that invite investigation and debate […]; distinguish among poor, fair, good, and excellent research materials; prepare annotated bibliographies, including evaluative information about the strength and weakness of each source; and research and prepare papers […] engaging at some depth with secondary source materials. ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  4. 4. Research Workshop II Today’s Agenda  Research Strategies (50 minutes)  Methods & Materials, In Brief  Annotated Bibliographies (50 minutes)  What is an Annotated Bibliography?  Annotations vs. Abstracts  The Process Research, Read, Synthesize, Write, Cite  Annotated Bibliography Assignment Due: 7 December 2010 *IN CLASS* ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  5. 5. Research Strategies ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Strategies to help you get the very most out of the rich research resources available to you through Western Libraries!  Methods (search tips & tricks)  Materials (helpful hints)
  6. 6. Search Strategies ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Helpful Tips & Tricks…  Search Syntax  Search Vocabulary
  7. 7. Search Syntax ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Boolean Logic  AND, OR, NEAR Modernism activism drama 20th Century criticism gender politicsproduction
  8. 8. Search Syntax ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Boolean Logic AND (narrows your search) e.g. “drama and modernism” drama Modernism
  9. 9. Search Syntax ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Boolean Logic OR (broadens your search) e.g. (theatre or drama) theatre drama and modernism Modernism
  10. 10. Search Syntax ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Truncation  asterisk* (used to find multiple endings) e.g. drama*= drama, dramas, dramatic, dramatically, dramatist, dramatize, dramaturge, dramaturgical, etc. e.g (theat* or drama*) and modernis*
  11. 11. Search Vocabulary ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Keyword Searching  results will include any / all resources, relevance not taken into consideration e.g. Samuel Beckett
  12. 12. Search Vocabulary ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Controlled Vocabulary  limits results to only the most relevant, subject-focused works e.g. Beckett, Samuel, 1906 – 1989
  13. 13. Search Syntax and Vocabulary ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library (theat* or drama*) and modernis*Beckett near (activis* or politic*)
  14. 14. www.lib.uwo.ca ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  15. 15. Resist the urge to just ‘dive in’… ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  16. 16. Instead, focus your research… ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  17. 17. Browse by Program (BxP) ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  18. 18. English (BxP page) ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  19. 19. English (BxP page) ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  20. 20. Modern Drama – Research Guide ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  21. 21. Selecting Sources ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Critically evaluate what you find. Consider the following criteria:  Currency  Relevance  Authority  Accuracy  Purpose
  22. 22. Selecting Sources ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library ‘Think, Pair, Share’ activity (hands-on practice evaluating sources for your annotated bibliography)  Think On your own… 5 mins.  Pair In partners / small groups… 5 mins.  Share As a class… 15 mins.
  23. 23. The Research Process ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Define Research Topic Conduct Preliminary Research Revise Research Topic Refine Research (Re)Define
  24. 24. Research Strategies ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Strategies to help you get the very most out of the rich research resources available to you through Western Libraries! Methods (search tips & tricks)  Materials (helpful hints)
  25. 25. Annotated Bibliographies (ABs) ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library “A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, websites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic. Bibliographies are sometimes called "references" or "works cited" depending on the style format you are using[…].” “An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation [of a resource].” “Therefore, an annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources [listed in the bibliography].” Bisignani, Dana and Allen Brizee. “Annotated Bibliographies” Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). Purdue Univeristy,, April 2010. Web. 10 November 2011.
  26. 26. Purpose of ABs? ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library  to identify and acknowledge the research or scholarship that has already been conducted  to credit previous researchers whose foundational work serves as a source for new ideas, theories and perspectives  to make more efficient academic research by compiling comprehensive, analytical listings of research already conducted by other scholars in the field of study
  27. 27. Elements included in ABs ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Citation  bibliographic information (author, title, source, date of publication, pages, etc). For example: Worthen, W. B. "Playing "Play"." Theatre Journal 37.4 (1985): pp. 405-414. Print.  MLA style (use the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed., 2009) DBW Ref Quick NO LOAN LB2369.M57 2009
  28. 28. Elements included in ABs ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Summary  Beyond a mere description or synopsis of the content, but rather concise synthesis of the subject(s) covered, arguments presented, and conclusions drawn. Assessment  An evaluation of the overall quality of the resource and the information it presents. Is the resource useful? Is the information accurate? Who is the author? Reflection  How does this source fit into your own research? Does it support or contradict your thesis? Bisignani, Dana and Allen Brizee. “Annotated Bibliographies” Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). Purdue Univeristy,, April 2010. Web. 10 November 2011.
  29. 29. Critical Analysis: Reading as Practice for Writing Annotations ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Summary *STUDENTS IN ROW 1*  identify any language which summarizes content (e.g. subject(s) covered, arguments presented, and conclusions drawn) Assessment *STUDENTS IN ROW 2*  identify any language which evaluates the quality of the resource and/or the information it presents (e.g. depth or originality of research, quality of writing, etc.) Reflection *STUDENTS IN ROW 3*  identify any language which describes how the resource fits into the broader field of study (e.g. discussion of the nature of the research – is it original, new, groundbreaking, etc.)
  30. 30. The D.B. Weldon Library ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Research Help  E-mail, Chat, In-Person (www.lib.uwo.ca/weldon/)
  31. 31. One-on-One Help ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Melanie Mills, Research & Instructional Services Librarian English, Philosophy The D.B. Weldon Library melanie.mills@uwo.ca Office Hours: Wednesdays, 2 – 4 PM University College, Room 171
  32. 32. Thank you! ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library  Next time… Methods & Materials I February 10th, 2010 – 1 hour

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