Janet Chwalibog -LCOR 111 Intro. To the Stan Getz Library Resources Reference Librarian: Zoë Rath [email_address] Jones, Sharon L. "A Closet Revolutionary: The Politics of Representation in the Fiction of Dorothy West." The African American Experience. Greenwood, 2002. Web. 1 Oct. 2009.
gain an appreciation for the variety of types of information available
effectively search for information
gain insight into critically evaluating information.
ask for help when you need it!
navigate the library’s online catalog and online databases effectively.
follow subject headings links in the catalog.
know different types of sources and when to use them.
know the best resources for citing your sources.
You will . . .
Find a book on Harlem writer. Is there a way to quickly find more books on this topic? Using the library catalog:
A sample topic: I would like to learn about music related to the. Harlem Renaissance Subjects: African American artists -- Biography Harlem Renaissance Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century Select Types of Items : Books, CDs, DVDs, scores
Multicultural Studies: African American Experience African American Music Reference African American Song Black Thought and Culture Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Latino American Experience, The Smithsonian Global Sound
Search : Harlem Renaissance 1 Title: Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life 2 Hughes, Langston Author: 3 African American Song Artist:Ethel Waters 4 Cite book MLA using EasyBib
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Find out if the library subscribes to in Black Music Research Journal in print? Full Text Available online?
Catalogue tips 2 major ways to search:
Starts with (search)
Alphabetically will place you in a list of headings or titles at the record closest to the word(s) you entered, you can limit results to a certain media.
Keyword (search) Automatically retrieve records that contain the words entered, you can limit media right away. Single asterisk (*) searches for all terms which start with the pattern (for example: poet* searches for poet, poets, poetry, poetic). Library Catalog Question: William S. Burroughs wrote “Naked Lunch”. Find the call numbers for the book and a sound recording of Burroughs reading excerpts from it. Does the Library have any books about Burroughs? If so, write down the title(s) and call number(s). Does the library own “One the Road”?
Find the reserve books for your class.
Interlibrary Loan Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service available to current Berklee student. Fill out purple for to get books or email citation to me (Zoe) @ [email_address] . How long does it take? Depends on location and availability and for articles copyright clearance. Articles generally take 2-7 days to arrive, and books generally arrive in 5-14 days.
Questions? Ask us! Contact a librarian by e-mail, IM, or just come to the reference desk. [email_address]