History Senior Seminar


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History Senior Seminar

  1. 1. History Senior Seminar Library ResearchWednesday October 3, 2012 Librarian Jenna Freedman Archivist Shannon ONeill
  2. 2. http://http://library.barnard.eduThis is the portal to all knowledge. Or, if you insist, Library Web http://library.columbia.edu
  3. 3. we can help you library.barnard.edu/contact• Call 212.854.4615 (Jenna) 212.854.4079 (Shannon)• Text 386.227.6273 (Barnard)• IM -----------------------
  4. 4. Personal LibrarianTrue or false: you have your own personal librarian.A.TrueB.False 4
  5. 5. CLIO - books, e-books, serials (notarticles), media materials, microforms, etc. search for a KNOWN item• Book or journal title (not the article or chapter title)• Send to phone 5
  6. 6. The Radical Muse: Women and Anarchism in Early- Twentieth-Century Cuba. Shaffer, Kirwin R. Cuban Studies, Volume 34, 2003, pp. 130-153What is the most efficient way to find out if we have access to this article?A.Look up "Radical Muse" in CLIOB.Look up Shaffer, Kirwin in CLIOC.Look up Cuban Studies in CLIOD.Look up "Radical Muse" in JSTORE. Look up Cuban Studies in E-Journals
  7. 7. search for an unknown item Keyword Subject• Words that appear in • Subject headings list any part of the record • Subdivisions (author, title, publisher, etc.) More fun with search results:Fun with search results: • Downloading options• Sorting • Views: basic & full• Quick limits
  8. 8. What is the most reliable way to broaden search results?A. Conduct a natural language searchB. Use controlled vocabularyC. Employ a truncation symbolD. Add a search term with the Boolean operator ANDE. PANIC! 8
  9. 9. Should we stop using the clickers?A. YesB. No 9
  10. 10. Which of these will not typically narrow your search results?A. Adding a limit, e.g. languageB. Adding a term with the Boolean operator ANDC. Adding a term with the Boolean operator ORD. Subtracting a term with the Boolean operator NOTE. Two of the above (bonus: which two?) 10
  11. 11. What is the single most exciting thing we’ve discussed so far?A.Boolean logic, operatorsB.Controlled Vocabulary, descriptors, subject headingsC.Proximity, near, with, phraseD.Truncation, wild cardsE.Other 11
  12. 12. databases - primarily articles, butalso e-books, dissertations, statistics and other materialsExplore:•Help –Truncation/wildcard symbols –Phrase searching, near, with•Advanced search and Boolean options•Controlled vocabulary•Different types of searches (e.g. citations, full text,keywords)•Limits•Export to RefWorks
  13. 13. Find Articles• Truncation: *• Facets• Save items• Citation formatting• Export 13
  14. 14. Historical abstracts• Select a field• Truncation: *• Historical period!• Facets• Choose databases 14
  15. 15. etc.• Other library catalogs (JTS, Law, TC, and other institutions)• Evaluating resources: authority, scope, and audience• Style Guides• RefWorks & Zotero• Research consultations 15