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Englx1201 Rosenthal Jen

  1. 1. Library Research First Year English: The Americas Professor Rosenthal Tuesday, November 10, 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. CLIO - books, e-books, serials (not articles), media materials, microforms, etc. <ul><li>Search for a KNOWN item </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Caliban's Masque. Pask, Kevin. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ELH, Volume 70, Number 3, Fall 2003 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Book or journal title ( not the article or chapter title) </li></ul><ul><li>Full View: Table of contents, book jacket copy, notes, etc. </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. LION (Literature Online) <ul><li>Do a quick search for <tempest and caliban>. How many criticism results did you get? </li></ul><ul><li>Do a Criticism & Reference search (left navigation bar) for <tempest and caliban> How many criticism results did you get? </li></ul><ul><li>Which result set seemed more useful? Can you find any ways to get more satisfying results? </li></ul><ul><li>Bonus question: click Modify Search, and see if you can use the Author/Subject list to find more focused results. What term(s) did you choose? </li></ul>
  9. 9. ProQuest <ul><li>Search &quot;Citation and abstract&quot; for <tempest and caliban>. 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 <caliban and shakespeare>. 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 scholarly results (from the Suggested Topic) more or less useful than the results you retrieved in your previous searches? </li></ul><ul><li>Bonus question: Using More Search Options, determine how to remove reviews from search results. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Find Articles <ul><li>Do a General/Multidisciplinary search for <tempest and caliban>. How many results? </li></ul><ul><li>Name one of the Topics listed on the right menu. How do they look? </li></ul><ul><li>Do a Literature search for <tempest and caliban>. 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? How about the second one? </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. Google/ Google Scholar <ul><li>Do a search in Google Scholar for <tempest and caliban&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 <tempest and caliban&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: go back to Scholar and keep adding terms and limits until you get your results to under 1000. </li></ul>
  12. 12. etc. <ul><li>Literature Criticism Online </li></ul><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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