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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. http://www.barnard.edu/library This is the portal to all knowledge. Or, if you insist, Library Web http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb
  3. 3. we can help you <ul><li>http://www.barnard.edu/library/contact.php </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>

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