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Englx1201 Estreich

  1. 1. Library Research First Year English: Women and Culture Professor Lisa Estreich Wednesday, October 28, 2009 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/reference </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the reference desk </li></ul><ul><li>IM BarnardReference: AOL, Google, Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Call 212.854.3953 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail [email_address] </li></ul>
  4. 4. <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. The Host, His Wife, and Their Communities in the Canterbury Tales. Tara Williams. The Chaucer Review, Volume 42, Number 4, 2008, pp. 383-408
  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 Answer the basic questions on slides 8-11. If you finish all of the regular questions on all of the slides, go back and tackle the bonus questions.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Do a quick search for <marriage and &quot;canterbury tales&quot;>. How many results did you get? ____ </li></ul><ul><li>Do a Criticism & Reference search (left navigation bar) for <marriage and &quot;canterbury tales&quot;> How many results did you get? ____ </li></ul><ul><li>Which result set was better? Can you find any ways to get more satisfying results? </li></ul><ul><li>Bonus question: Identify a good Author/Subject term from the list accessible from the Criticism & Reference search screen. </li></ul>Exercise: Literature Online
  9. 9. <ul><li>Search &quot;Citation and abstract&quot; for <marriage and &quot;canterbury tales&quot;>. How many results did you get? ____ </li></ul><ul><li>How many of them were scholarly? ____ </li></ul><ul><li>Search &quot;Citation and document text&quot; for <marriage and &quot;canterbury tales&quot;>. How many results did you get? ____ </li></ul><ul><li>Identify a Suggested Topic (above the results set) and click on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Are the Subject results (from the Suggested Topic) better or worse than the results you retrieved in your previous searches? </li></ul><ul><li>Bonus question: Using Help, determine how to remove reviews from search results. </li></ul>Exercise: ProQuest Direct
  10. 10. Exercise: Find Articles <ul><li>Do a General/Multidisciplinary search for <marriage and &quot;canterbury tales&quot;>. How many results? ____ </li></ul><ul><li>Name one of the Topics listed on the right menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Do a Literature search for <marriage and &quot;canterbury tales&quot;>. How many results? ____ </li></ul><ul><li>Click the eLink arrow to see if it will lead you to the full text of the first result. Did it? </li></ul><ul><li>Bonus question: Use the Custom Search to select your own databases. Under Subject (on the left), select Literature. Under subcategories, choose English. From which six databases can you select? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Exercise: Google / Google Scholar <ul><li>Do a search in Google Scholar for <marriage and &quot;canterbury tales&quot;>. How many results did you get? ___ </li></ul><ul><li>Which result (on the first page of results) has been cited the most often? </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Advanced Scholar Search. Limit to articles published from 2000-2009. How many results did you get? ____ </li></ul><ul><li>Do a search in Google for <marriage and &quot;canterbury tales&quot;>. How many results did you get? ___ </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Advanced Search. Search within .edu domain. How many results did you get? ___ </li></ul><ul><li>Search within barnard.edu domain. How many results did you get? ___ </li></ul><ul><li>Bonus question: Within the Advanced Search page, click on Advanced Search Tips. How do you stop Google from automatically truncating (stemming) your word or phrase? </li></ul>
  12. 12. 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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