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  • 1. Bibliography and Textual Studies ~ Methods & Materials II ~ Melanie Mills 26 October 2010 ENG 9002 ~ Fall 2010 ~
  • 2. ~ Methods & Materials I Last week… ~ Introduction to Western Libraries and The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Research Methods, A Primer ~ Research Materials, Foundations ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 3. ~ Methods & Materials II Agenda This week… ~ Critically Analyzing Information ~ Advanced Research Methods ~ Specialized Research Materials (Reference, Secondary and Primary sources) ~ Q & A (Research Assignment) ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 4. ~ One Stop Access www.lib.uwo.ca ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 5. ~ Plugins https://www.lib.uwo.ca/plugins ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library To improve your off-campus quality of life (well, your research life anyway)! ~ LibX ~ Search OED Online ~ EZ Proxy URL Generator
  • 6. ~ RefWorks http://refworks.scholarsportal.info/ ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library To help you keep your research organized! ~ bibliographic management software ~ access via WL’ homepage (www.lib.uwo.ca) ~ flash tutorial, for those who wish to explore… (http://refworks.scholarsportal.info/tutorial/) ~ a (very brief) demo…
  • 7. ~ Critically Analyzing Information ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Initial Appraisal ~ Author, Date of Publication, Edition or Revision, Publisher, Title of Journal ~ Content Analysis ~ Intended Audience, Objective Reasoning, Coverage, Writing Style, Evaluative Reviews. Olin Library Reference Research & Learning Services. “Critically Analyzing Information Sources.” Library Research Guide. 15 October 2010. Cornell University Library. 25 October 2010. <http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill26.html>.
  • 8. ~ Specialized Research Materials ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Reference Materials e.g. Bibliographies (annotated, descriptive, enumerative), Catalogues, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Indexes, etc.  available in both print and online; select resources available in both formats  indexed in the Shared Library Catalogue
  • 9. ~ Advanced Research Methods ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Locating Reference Materials ~ Shared Library Catalogue  Field Searching e.g. KEYWORD: t: bibliography and “Paradise Lost”  Browsing LCSH e.g. SUBJECT: Milton, John ~ Oxford Reference Online ~ Reference Universe (via Databases by Title)
  • 10. ~ Reference Materials – Critical Analysis ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Initial Appraisal Exercise (15 mins). Working in pairs... 1) identify any and all location(s) where you could access this resource at Western; 2) identify the type of reference source; 3) conduct an initial assessment of the resource; and 4) share your assessment with the class.
  • 11. ~ Specialized Research Materials ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Select Language & Literature Sources: ~ Oxford English Dictionary (OED) ~ Cambridge Guide to Literature in English ~ Key Concepts in Literary Theory ~ Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism ~ Gale’s Literature Criticism series Select General Reference Sources: ~ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) ~ Oxford Reference Online Premium ~ Reference Universe
  • 12. ~ Specialized Research Materials ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Secondary Sources “Any published or unpublished work that is one step removed from the original source, usually describing, summarizing, analyzing, evaluating, derived from, or based on primary source materials, for example, a review, critical analysis, second-person account, or biographical or historical study.” Reitz, Joan M. “Primary Source.” ODLIS: Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science. 17 November 2007. Libraries Unlimited. 21 September 2008. <http://lu.com/odlis/>.
  • 13. ~ Advanced Research Methods ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Locating Secondary Source Materials ~ Browsing  bibliographies or works cited lists  reviewing sources (BIP, TLS, BIC, NYTBR, etc.)  recently published theses and dissertations  reviews published subject-specific journals
  • 14. ~ Advanced Research Methods ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Locating Secondary Source Materials ~ Shared Library Catalogue  Field Searching e.g. KEYWORD: s: Atwood and s:criticicsm ~ Print and/or Online Indexes  print periodical indexes, subject-specific or multidisciplinary research databases; content aggregators; etc.
  • 15. ~ Advanced Research Methods ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Searching Secondary Sources
  • 16. ~ Secondary Sources – Critical Analysis ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Content Analysis Exercise (15 mins). 1) identify the location(s) where you could access this resource at Western; 2) identify the type of secondary source; 3) conduct an initial content analysis of the resource; and 4) share your assessment with the class.
  • 17. ~ Specialized Research Materials ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Locating Secondary Sources in Language and Literature: ~ MLA International Bibliography ~ JSTOR ~ Project MUSE ~ CPI.Q Locating Secondary Sources Across the Disciplines: ~ ScholarsPortal Search ~ Academic Search Complete ~ Google Scholar ~ Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest)
  • 18. ~ Specialized Research Materials ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Primary Sources “[…] include[s] original manuscripts, periodical articles reporting original research or thought, diaries, memoirs, letters, journals, photographs, drawings, posters, film footage, sheet music, songs, interviews, government documents, public records, eyewitness accounts, newspapers clippings, etc.” Reitz, Joan M. “Primary Source.” ODLIS: Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science. 17 November 2007. Libraries Unlimited. 21 September 2008. <http://lu.com/odlis/>.
  • 19. ~ Advanced Research Methods ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Locating Primary Source Materials ~ Shared Library Catalogue  many, but not all, primary sources (print, digital, microform) are indexed here  best for ‘known item’ searching (i.e. title, author, date of publication, etc). ~ Primary Source Research Guides (Browse by Program > Social Science > History)
  • 20. ~ Advanced Research Methods ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Searching Primary Sources
  • 21. ~ Specialized Research Materials ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Locating Primary Source Material, Language & Literature: ~ Early English Books Online (EEBO), 1475 - 1700 ~ English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC), 1473 – 1800 ~ Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) ~ Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824 - 1900 Locating Primary Source Material, across the disciplines: ~ Archive of Americana, 1639 - 1922 ~ Archive Explorer ~ Empire Online ~ Defining Gender, 1450 - 1910
  • 22. ~ Methods & Materials II Research & Resources Assignment… ~ Q & A ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library
  • 23. ~ See you next week! Melanie Mills Assistant Librarian, English & Philosophy The D.B. Weldon Library melanie.mills@uwo.ca ~ Office Hours: Wednesdays (2 - 4 PM) University College, Room 171 ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library