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Directing Research Guide


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BC 3200: History & Practice of Directing
This guide is intended as a starting point in your research; the databases and reference tools listed here are a selective rather than a comprehensive list. Remember that you can ask for assistance at the Barnard Research Desk or schedule a research consultation at any point in your research.

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Directing Research Guide

  1. 1. Library Research History & Practice of Directing Professor Alice Reagan Wednesday 29, 2010 Librarian Jenna Freedman
  2. 2. This is the portal to all knowledge. Or, if you insist, Library Web
  3. 3. we can help you <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the research desk </li></ul><ul><li>IM BarnardReference: AOL, Google, Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Call 212.854.3953 </li></ul><ul><li>Text 386.227.6273 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail [email_address] </li></ul>
  4. 4. CLIO - books, e-books, serials (not articles), media materials, microforms, etc. <ul><li>Search for a KNOWN item </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remembering Joseph Chaikin (1935-2003) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gordon Rogoff, Raymond J Barry, Peter Feldman, Jean-Claude van Itallie, et al. Theater . Durham: 2004. Vol. 34, Iss. 3; pg. 100 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Book or journal title ( not the article or chapter title) </li></ul><ul><li>Send to phone </li></ul><ul><li>Link to record </li></ul>
  5. 5. 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>Fun with search results: </li></ul><ul><li>Sorting </li></ul><ul><li>Quick limits </li></ul><ul><li>Subject </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>Views: basic & full </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Boolean logic , operators </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled Vocabulary, descriptors, subject headings </li></ul><ul><li>Limits </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity, near, with, phrase </li></ul><ul><li>Truncation, wild cards </li></ul>advanced search concepts
  7. 7. databases - 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>
  8. 8. etc. <ul><li>Other library catalogs (JTS, Law, TC, and other institutions) </li></ul><ul><li>Research guide for this class </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating resources: authority, scope, and audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Style Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Endnote & RefWorks </li></ul>