History 110: Survey of Ancient World

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History 110: Survey of Ancient World

  1. 1. hist110: Survey of the Ancient World ROEN JANYK, MLIS Web Services Librarian
  2. 2. The Library Guide to the Library Visit our WEBSITE Research Guides by Course & Subject
  3. 3. Find Information: What? Books & E-Books Reference & E-Ref Journals Articles Media
  4. 4. Primary & secondary sources Primary: From the original source, first- hand account ie. letter, photo, interview Secondary: Written about, review, summary ie. Editorials, textbooks, etc.
  5. 5. Find Information: Where? OCtopus • Everything!
  6. 6. Find Information: Where? Databases • Articles Library Catalogue • Books & E-Books • Media • Journals
  7. 7. Examples • OCtopus • Article, book, video, & review • Databases & Indexes • Historical Abstracts • JSTOR • ProjectMUSE • Journals • Journal of Modern Greek Studies • Journal of Military History • Late Imperial China • Catalogue • Online encyclopedias • Streaming videos • Books & e-books
  8. 8. Find Information: How? Plan your search: Choose a Topic Identify Sources
 Establish Keywords Synonyms
  9. 9. Plan Your Search • Topic • Sources • OCtopus • Databases • Journals • Catalogue • Keywords Find --> E-Journals Find-->Articles & E-Resources-->Find Electronic Journals
  10. 10. Keywords • Topic: Compare and contrast life for women in Mesopotamia and in Egypt • Keywords: Mesopotamia Wom?n Egypt* gender customs Gender role* Work “division of * labo#r” OR “sex role”
  11. 11. Find Information: How? Locate Material: Search Keyword ‘Boolean’ (AND, OR, NOT) Subject, author, etc. Evaluate Revise & Search again Truncation Limiters Organize
  12. 12. Hints
  13. 13. Hints for Finding Information Use good search results Subject headings Reference lists Journals Browse call numbers Use a research log Cite as you write Track search terms Get help
  14. 14. No One Likes a Copy-Cat
  15. 15. Cite Your Sources! Everyone likes a little recognition Plagiarism (and self-plagiarism) is a serious offense Includes graphics, written phrases, & another person's idea
  16. 16. Chicago Manual of Style
  17. 17. Citing Sources Elements of a citation Author(s) Date Article/ Chapter Title Journal / Book Title Volume (& Issue*) Page numbers Publisher & Location Link, Access date, DOI Footnotes or endnotes & bibliography Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. (online & print) Library “cheat sheet”
  18. 18. Get Help ✴AskAway - Live Chat ✴E-Mail ✴In-Person ✴Website ✴Research & Course Guides

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