Pathfinder ProjectUsing Information Structure to  Develop Answering Skill LIS 601 Introduction to Reference and Informatio...
Pathfinder Project           SIT       WITH      YOUR PATHFINDER   PARTNER    Nahl   LIS 601   2013   2
Pathfinder Project•   Assignment Instructions pp.5-61. Select a partner, library, topic & audience2. Topics are fairly spe...
Pathfinder Exercise 11. In pairs, examine one Pathfinder (online or   paper) or LIS 601 LibGuide.2. Read the assignment in...
Pathfinder OutlineIdentify the partnersIdentify the topicIdentify the audienceIdentify the libraryIdentify some LCSH searc...
Library of Congress  Subject Headings LCSHThe Big Red Books (5 volumes, A-Z)Authorized topic words assigned by LCcataloger...
LCSH Syndetic StructureCommunal living (M ay Subd Geog) [HQ970-HQ972] Here are entered works on arrangements in voluntary ...
LCSH Syndetic StructureUF = Used For = used instead ofCommunal living (is Used For or instead of)Communal settlementsCommu...
LCSH Syndetic StructureCommunal living [cont.]    RT Collective settlements       Housing, Cooperative   Communal marriage...
LCSH Syndetic StructureCommunicable diseases (May Subd Geog)[RA643-RA644 (Public health)][RC109-RC216 (Internal medicine)]...
LCSH Syndetic StructureCommunicable diseases [cont.]SA Individual communicable diseases,  e.g. Q fever--Diagnosis--Hospita...
LCSH Subdivisions•       Common Form Subdivisions       –    Text pp. 45-46       –    http://library.princeton.edu/depart...
LCSH Exercise1. What is the call number for works on   children?2. Is Children the appropriate heading   for material abou...
LCSH Exercise4. Which terms are not used to search for  materials on children when you want to  do a pure LCSH search?5. I...
LCSH Exercise6. What is the appropriate heading for   materials on Mozart as a child?7. Which LCSH term(s) would you use t...
LCSH ExerciseCHILDREN (May Subd Geog)[HQ767.8-HQ792.2]Here are entered works on people from birth through twelve years of ...
LCSH ExerciseCHILDREN [cont.]SA subdivision Childhood and youth under  names of individual persons; also  subdivision Chil...
Pathfinder Exercise 21.   Partners work together.2.   Select a preliminary topic & write a few words     that describe it....
ThinkingThrough Information StructureHandouts pp. 2-5Information Structure of ReferenceSourcesCategories of Information in...
Search WorkSearch Work (Green) pp. 2-7Read pp. 2-7 about Search Work & SW1a:Print Indexes & Abstracts for January 22.No on...
Due January 22Email your Pathfinder Outline: partner names, library,topic, audience & LC Subject Headings   One (1) email ...
Outline Due January 22From: leonlee@hawaii.eduCC: rhatfield@hawaii.eduSubject: Lee & Hatfield Pathfinder OutlinePartners: ...
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LIS 601 Introduction to Reference and Information Services
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601 Session2-LCSH-S13

  1. 1. Pathfinder ProjectUsing Information Structure to Develop Answering Skill LIS 601 Introduction to Reference and Information Services Spring 2013 Dr. Diane Nahl University of Hawaii LIS Program
  2. 2. Pathfinder Project SIT WITH YOUR PATHFINDER PARTNER Nahl LIS 601 2013 2
  3. 3. Pathfinder Project• Assignment Instructions pp.5-61. Select a partner, library, topic & audience2. Topics are fairly specific3. Broad topics cover too much material4. Hawaii topics might not be well represented in general databases & reference sources, but can work as a sub-topic Nahl LIS 601 2013 3
  4. 4. Pathfinder Exercise 11. In pairs, examine one Pathfinder (online or paper) or LIS 601 LibGuide.2. Read the assignment instructions & locate each numbered requirement on the Pathfinder.3. Examine & discuss its style, readability & adherence to instructions.4. Repeat with another pathfinder & compare the two. Nahl LIS 601 2013 4
  5. 5. Pathfinder OutlineIdentify the partnersIdentify the topicIdentify the audienceIdentify the libraryIdentify some LCSH search terms Nahl LIS 601 2013 5
  6. 6. Library of Congress Subject Headings LCSHThe Big Red Books (5 volumes, A-Z)Authorized topic words assigned by LCcatalogersControlled VocabularyAppear in the Subject(s): field of the onlinecatalog record structureSearchable from within a record(a lateral search strategy) Nahl LIS 601 2013 6
  7. 7. LCSH Syndetic StructureCommunal living (M ay Subd Geog) [HQ970-HQ972] Here are entered works on arrangements in voluntary cooperative living, usually informal, including the communes that flourished beginning in the 1960s... UF Communal settlements Communes Cooperative living Counter culture Nahl LIS 601 2013 7
  8. 8. LCSH Syndetic StructureUF = Used For = used instead ofCommunal living (is Used For or instead of)Communal settlementsCommunesCooperative livingCounter culture{The UF words & phrases are not LCSH} Nahl LIS 601 2013 8
  9. 9. LCSH Syndetic StructureCommunal living [cont.] RT Collective settlements Housing, Cooperative Communal marriage USE Group marriage Communal natural resources USE Natural resources, Communal Nahl LIS 601 2013 9
  10. 10. LCSH Syndetic StructureCommunicable diseases (May Subd Geog)[RA643-RA644 (Public health)][RC109-RC216 (Internal medicine)]BT Diseases InfectionRT Epidemics QuarantineNT Parasitic diseases Nahl LIS 601 2013 10 Vaccination
  11. 11. LCSH Syndetic StructureCommunicable diseases [cont.]SA Individual communicable diseases, e.g. Q fever--Diagnosis--Hospitals--PreventionNT Isolation (Hospital care) Nahl LIS 601 2013 11
  12. 12. LCSH Subdivisions• Common Form Subdivisions – Text pp. 45-46 – http://library.princeton.edu/departments/tsd/katmandu/reference/for msubdiv.html• Standard "Free-floating” & Form Subdivisions: -- Abstracts -- Fiction -- Periodicals -- Bibliography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Pictorial works -- Biography -- History -- Poetry -- Case studies -- Humor -- Popular works -- Databases -- Indexes -- Scores -- Description and travel -- Interviews -- Sex differences -- Diaries -- Juvenile literature -- Social aspects -- Dictionaries -- Law and legislation -- Social life and customs -- Directories -- Maps -- Study and teaching -- Encyclopedias Nahl LIS 601 2013 -- Statistics 12
  13. 13. LCSH Exercise1. What is the call number for works on children?2. Is Children the appropriate heading for material about 13 year olds?3. What heading would you use to find material on children of Afganistan? Nahl LIS 601 2013 13
  14. 14. LCSH Exercise4. Which terms are not used to search for materials on children when you want to do a pure LCSH search?5. Is Age groups a subdivision under the heading Children? Nahl LIS 601 2013 14
  15. 15. LCSH Exercise6. What is the appropriate heading for materials on Mozart as a child?7. Which LCSH term(s) would you use to search for materials on kids who have been molested or mistreated? Nahl LIS 601 2013 15
  16. 16. LCSH ExerciseCHILDREN (May Subd Geog)[HQ767.8-HQ792.2]Here are entered works on people from birth through twelve years of age.UF Childhood Pedology (Child study)BT Age groups Family Nahl LIS 601 2013 16
  17. 17. LCSH ExerciseCHILDREN [cont.]SA subdivision Childhood and youth under names of individual persons; also subdivision Children under individual wars, e.g., World War, 1939-1945--ChildrenNT Abused children Adopted children Adult children--Abuse of USE Child abuse--Attitudes--Biography Nahl LIS 601 2013 17
  18. 18. Pathfinder Exercise 21. Partners work together.2. Select a preliminary topic & write a few words that describe it.3. Look them up in LCSH.4. Examine all Subject Headings related to the topic, follow all SAs, RTs & NTs5. Write down a set of LCSH terms for the topic to use as a starting point for the search strategy. Nahl LIS 601 2013 18
  19. 19. ThinkingThrough Information StructureHandouts pp. 2-5Information Structure of ReferenceSourcesCategories of Information inAnswer-Providing SourcesData & Access Tools Nahl LIS 601 2013 19
  20. 20. Search WorkSearch Work (Green) pp. 2-7Read pp. 2-7 about Search Work & SW1a:Print Indexes & Abstracts for January 22.No online sources should be used forSearch Work 1A.The 601 Bibliography lists sources to use forthe search work.Search Work assignment begins in classnext week (not for homework this week) . Nahl LIS 601 2013 20
  21. 21. Due January 22Email your Pathfinder Outline: partner names, library,topic, audience & LC Subject Headings One (1) email message with both partners’ email address on the header so I can reply to both at once, paste the Outline in the messageFree Jing accountHANDOUTS pp. 6-13Read REFERENCE SEARCH WORK pp. 2-7TEXT CHAPTER 8 Nahl LIS 601 2013 21
  22. 22. Outline Due January 22From: leonlee@hawaii.eduCC: rhatfield@hawaii.eduSubject: Lee & Hatfield Pathfinder OutlinePartners: Leon Lee and Roberta HatfieldLibrary: Manoa Public LibraryTopic: Solar Energy Solutions for the HomeAudience: Adults interested in reducing their personal energy usage and energy costs.LCSH: SOLAR ENERGY – COST EFFECTIVENESS; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER GENERATION; SOLAR AIRCONDITIONING; SOLAR BATTERIES Nahl LIS 601 2013 22

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