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Slideshow from the first in a series of four course-based 'Research Workshops' designed for students enrolled in Professor Kim Solga's ENG 2450E: Modern Drama class at The University of Western ...

Slideshow from the first in a series of four course-based 'Research Workshops' designed for students enrolled in Professor Kim Solga's ENG 2450E: Modern Drama class at The University of Western Ontario in 2010-11. Content prepared and delivered by Melanie Mills, Assistant Librarian, The D.B. Weldon Library.

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  • 1. ENG 2450E: Modern DramaINTRODUCTORYRESEARCH WORKSHOP
    Melanie Mills,
    Research & Instructional Services Librarian The D.B. Weldon Library
    21 October 2010
  • 2. Research Workshop Series
    • Agenda
    • 3. Introductory Workshop
    • 4. October 21st, 2010 – 1 hour
    • 5. Annotated Bibliography Workshop
    • 6. November 11th, 2010 – 2 hours
    • 7. Methods & Materials I (Research Paper, DRAFT 1)
    • 8. February 10th, 2011 – 1 hour
    • 9. Methods & Materials II (Research Paper, DRAFT 2)
    • 10. March 10th, 2011 – 2 hours
    ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 11. Research Workshop Series
    Course Objectives:
    • […] understand and communicate […] the relationships among theory, history, text and performance […];
    • 12. craft strong research questions that invite investigation and debate […];
    • 13. distinguish among poor, fair, good, and excellent research materials;
    • 14. prepare annotated bibliographies, including evaluative information about the strength and weakness of each source; and
    • 15. 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
  • 16. Introductory Workshop
    • Today’s Agenda
    • 17. Introduction to Western Libraries
    • 18. The Research Process, A Review
    • 19. Research Strategies, In Brief
    Research as Performance !?!
    ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 20. Introduction to Western Libraries
    • Facilities
    ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 21. Western Libraries (cont’d)
    • Services
    • 22. Food & Learning Zones
    • 23. Individual and Group Study
    • 24. Printing & Photocopying
    • 25. Computing (sit-down, plug-in or wireless)
    • 26. Hours (vary by location, check website)
    ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 27. Western Libraries (cont’d)
    • Resources
    • 28. physical collection (books, journals, audio-visual materials, microforms, etc).
    • 29. digital collection (e-books, e-journals, full-text research databases, online repositories, etc).
    • 30. 24/7 access to the digital library
    ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 31. The D.B. Weldon Library
    • Research Help
    • 32. E-mail, Chat, In-Person (www.lib.uwo.ca/weldon/)
    ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 33. www.lib.uwo.ca
    ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 34. The Research Process
    (Re)Define
    ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 35. Research Methods & Materials
    • Strategiesto help you get the very most out of the rich research resources available to you through Western Libraries!
    • 36. Methods
    • 37. Materials
    ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 38. Research Strategies
    “Oh courage…oh yes! If only one had that… Then life might be livable, in spite of everything.”
    Hedda– Act Two
    [do]able,
    [research]
    Melanie Mills
    ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 39. Research as Performance!?
    • The Company
    • 40. everyone (we’ll all take up a role)!
    • 41. The Scene
    • 42. constructing effective search strings
    • 43. Colleague – Critics
    • 44. Professor Solga, André, and any other observers…
    ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 45. Search String Performance
    Purpose:
    • to demonstrate the process of constructing effective search strings (hands-on)
    • 46. to get a sense of the group’s knowledge of, and experience constructing search strings (using strategies such as: search terms, search syntax, etc).
    ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 47. Search String Performance
    Guidelines:
    • everyone must volunteer for a role and take part in the ‘performance’
    • 48. gather, in groups, with fellow performers who’ve been cast in the same ‘roles’
    • 49. review your roles, background information
    • 50. Student Researchers will begin the performance by selecting a Research Tool
    ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 51. Search String Performance
    The RULES:
    only the Student Researchers and Student Peers can talk and/or ask questions;
    Search Terms and Search Syntax must stay in the exact order in which they are placed;
    Resource Types appear in the search results, only after the search is complete
    ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 52. Post Performance Discussion
    • One thing that you learned…
    • 53. One thing that surprised you…
    • 54. One thing you’d like to learn more about!
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  • 55. Thank you!
    • Next time…Annotated Bibliography WorkshopNovember 11th, 2010 – 2 hours
    • 56. SURVEY COMING VIA E-MAIL!
    ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library