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3810 01 Fall 2009

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3810 01 Fall 2009

  1. 1. NEWS FROM THE FIELD C&RL News, May 2004 Vol. 65, No. 5, P. 247
  2. 2. Library Research Colloquium on Aid, Politics, and Violence in Africa Professor Autesserre Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Librarian: Jenna Freedman
  3. 3. http://www.barnard.edu/library/ This is the portal to all knowledge. Or, if you insist, Library Web http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/
  4. 4. we can help you. <ul><li>www.barnard.edu/library/reference </li></ul><ul><li>Call 4-3953 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the reference desk </li></ul><ul><li>IM BarnardReference (also BarnardLibJenna, BarnardLibLois, BarnardLibKaren, BarnardLibHeidi) </li></ul><ul><li>Chat &quot;Ask us now&quot; chat, available M-F 1-9 (more or less) http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/services/reference </li></ul><ul><li>Consultations http://www.barnard.edu/library/forms/consult.htm . Sessions arranged by appointment. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>search for a KNOWN item </li></ul><ul><li>Book or journal title </li></ul><ul><li>Brief </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Holdings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Full </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indexes, finding aids, notes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Link to full text </li></ul>CLIO - books, e-books, serials (not articles), media materials, microforms, etc. New CLIO coming soon, btw. Johan Pottier. &quot;Roadblock Ethnography: Negotiating Humanitarian Access In Ituri, Eastern Dr Congo, 1999-2004.&quot;  Africa  76, no. 2 (April 1, 2006): 151-179.
  6. 6. search for an unknown item <ul><li>Keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Words that appear in any part of the record (author, title, publisher, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Boolean logic – AND, OR, NOT </li></ul><ul><li>Use &quot;quotation marks&quot; for phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Truncation symbol: ? </li></ul><ul><li>Fun with search results: </li></ul><ul><li>Sorting </li></ul><ul><li>Quick limits </li></ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Case insensitive, no punctuation necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Subject headings list </li></ul><ul><li>Subdivisions </li></ul><ul><li>More fun with search results: </li></ul><ul><li>Downloading options </li></ul><ul><li>Clickable fields </li></ul><ul><li>Views: basic & full </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Boolean logic </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled vocabulary, descriptors, subject headings </li></ul><ul><li>Limits </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity searching, near, with </li></ul><ul><li>Truncation, wild cards </li></ul>advanced search concepts
  8. 8. databases – unknown items primarily articles, but also e-books, dissertations, statistics and other materials <ul><li>Explore: </li></ul><ul><li>Help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Truncation/wildcard symbols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phrase searching, near, with </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced search and Boolean options </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Different types of searches (e.g. citations, full text, keywords) </li></ul><ul><li>Limits </li></ul>
  9. 9. Find Articles <ul><li>Identify the truncation symbol and any other interesting wildcards </li></ul><ul><li>Run a keyword search </li></ul><ul><li>Apply a limit </li></ul><ul><li>Click on a controlled vocabulary heading </li></ul><ul><li>Point out a feature you like and one you don't. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Google/Google Scholar <ul><li>Identify the truncation symbol and any other interesting wildcards </li></ul><ul><li>Run a keyword search </li></ul><ul><li>Apply a limit </li></ul><ul><li>Click on a controlled vocabulary heading </li></ul><ul><li>Point out a feature you like and one you don't. </li></ul>
  11. 11. ProQuest Direct <ul><li>Identify the truncation symbol and any other interesting wildcards </li></ul><ul><li>Run a keyword search </li></ul><ul><li>Apply a limit </li></ul><ul><li>Click on a controlled vocabulary heading </li></ul><ul><li>Point out a feature you like and one you don't. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Worldwide Political Science Abstracts <ul><li>Identify the truncation symbol and any other interesting wildcards </li></ul><ul><li>Run a keyword search </li></ul><ul><li>Apply a limit </li></ul><ul><li>Click on a controlled vocabulary heading </li></ul><ul><li>Point out a feature you like and one you don't. </li></ul>
  13. 13. etc. <ul><li>Guide for this class www.barnard.edu/library/courses/current/POLS/POLSX3810001.html </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating your results: authority, audience, scope, etc. </li></ul>

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