ENG 2450E: Modern Drama
INTRODUCTORY
RESEARCH WORKSHOP
Melanie Mills,
Research & Instructional Services Librarian
The D.B....
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...
Introductory Workshop
Today’s Agenda
 Introduction to Western Libraries
 The Research Process, A Review
 Research Stra...
Introduction to Western Libraries
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Facilities
Western Libraries (cont’d)
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Services
 Food & Lea...
Western Libraries (cont’d)
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Resources
 physical collection...
The D.B. Weldon Library
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Research Help
 E-mail, Chat, In-P...
www.lib.uwo.ca
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
The Research Process
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Define
Research
Topic
Conduct
Prelimin...
Research Methods & Materials
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Strategies to help you get th...
Research Strategies
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
“Oh courage…oh yes! If only one had tha...
Research as Performance!?
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
 The Company
 everyone (we’ll a...
Search String Performance
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Purpose:
 to demonstrate the pro...
Search String Performance
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
Guidelines:
 everyone must volun...
Search String Performance
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
The RULES:
1) only the Student Re...
Post Performance Discussion
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
 One thing that you learned…
...
Thank you!
ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
 Next time…
Annotated Bibliography Workshop
Nov...
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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 Ontario in 2010-11. Content prepared and delivered by Melanie Mills, Assistant Librarian, The D.B. Weldon Library.

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ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (Introductory Research Workshop)

  1. 1. ENG 2450E: Modern Drama INTRODUCTORY RESEARCH WORKSHOP Melanie Mills, Research & Instructional Services Librarian The D.B. Weldon Library 21 October 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. Introductory Workshop Today’s Agenda  Introduction to Western Libraries  The Research Process, A Review  Research Strategies, In Brief Research as Performance !?! ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  5. 5. Introduction to Western Libraries ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Facilities
  6. 6. Western Libraries (cont’d) ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Services  Food & Learning Zones  Individual and Group Study  Printing & Photocopying  Computing (sit-down, plug-in or wireless)  Hours (vary by location, check website)
  7. 7. Western Libraries (cont’d) ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Resources  physical collection (books, journals, audio-visual materials, microforms, etc).  digital collection (e-books, e-journals, full-text research databases, online repositories, etc).  24/7 access to the digital library
  8. 8. 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/)
  9. 9. www.lib.uwo.ca ENG 2450E: Modern Drama (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Research Methods & Materials 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  Materials
  12. 12. Research Strategies ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library “Oh courage…oh yes! If only one had that… Then life might be livable, in spite of everything.” Hedda – Act Two [research] [do]able, Melanie Mills
  13. 13. Research as Performance!? ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library  The Company  everyone (we’ll all take up a role)!  The Scene  constructing effective search strings  Colleague – Critics  Professor Solga, André, and any other observers…
  14. 14. Search String Performance ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Purpose:  to demonstrate the process of constructing effective search strings (hands-on)  to get a sense of the group’s knowledge of, and experience constructing search strings (using strategies such as: search terms, search syntax, etc).
  15. 15. Search String Performance ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Guidelines:  everyone must volunteer for a role and take part in the ‘performance’  gather, in groups, with fellow performers who’ve been cast in the same ‘roles’  review your roles, background information  Student Researchers will begin the performance by selecting a Research Tool
  16. 16. Search String Performance ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library The RULES: 1) only the Student Researchers and Student Peers can talk and/or ask questions; 2) Search Terms and Search Syntax must stay in the exact order in which they are placed; 3) Resource Types appear in the search results, only after the search is complete
  17. 17. Post Performance Discussion ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library  One thing that you learned…  One thing that surprised you…  One thing you’d like to learn more about!
  18. 18. Thank you! ENG 2450E: Modern Drama Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library  Next time… Annotated Bibliography Workshop November 11th, 2010 – 2 hours  SURVEY COMING VIA E-MAIL!

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