Poets & Correspondence library research guide


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  • You are not bothering us. This is what we are here for. We know that you’re smart and self-sufficient, but some of these resources may be new to you. We will not think any less of you if you ask for help! (IF we were judgmental people, the students we would think were dumb would be the ones who wander around and don’t get what they need because they didn’t ask for help!)
  • Ebsco Pdf vs. html "Never pay for information [e.g. articles] without calling me first. Chances are you're ALREADY PAYING FOR IT."
  • Do a Keyword Search for < elizabeth bishop letters>: 75 "elizabeth bishop" letters: phrase/proximity 36 "elizabeth bishop" and (letters or correspondence or epistolary): boolean 38 Sort newest first switch back to relevance Current 5 years: limits 11 Full view of Words in air : the complete correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Controlled vocabulary Lehman thing, other libraries—not what Barnard's specialty is Downloading options RefWorks
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  • Subscription databases are NOT the same as websites. Some non-sub databases, too, as those provided by libraries and other academic institutions. They know what's in each item (that CLIO only knows we have). Connected with e-link. Listings by genre/format A to Z, vs. subject lists Assign people to look at: AccuNet Google Scholar Int'l bib of theatre & dance IIPA JSTOR N. American Theatre Online Project Muse ProQuest Ten minutes for breakouts/twenty for show and tell And demonstrate/report back: TRUNCATION BOOLEAN LOGIC ADJACENCY CONTROLLED VOCAB/COLLOCATION
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  • Times when the web is best. Good for current info, things in public domain, such as gov’t publications. Evaluating your results Author/Publisher Date/Currency Bias Best available?
  • Poets & Correspondence library research guide

    1. 1. Library Research Poets & Correspondence Professor Saskia Hamilton Tuesday October 5, 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>&quot;Words Worth a Thousand Postcards: The Bishop / Moore Correspondence.&quot; Lynn Keller. American Literature , Vol. 55, No. 3 (Oct., 1983), pp. 405-429 </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. <ul><li>ArchiveGrid </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities full text </li></ul><ul><li>JSTOR </li></ul><ul><li>Literature criticism online </li></ul><ul><li>Project Muse </li></ul><ul><li>ProQuest Direct </li></ul>pick one & report back
    9. 9. 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>Avoiding plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Style Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Endnote & RefWorks </li></ul>