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Reinventing Literary History: The Americas


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Library research class for Amanda Springs's class at Barnard College, librarian Jenna Freedman

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Reinventing Literary History: The Americas

  1. 1. Library Research for First Year English: The Americas Spring 2014 Professor Amanda Springs Librarian Jenna Freedman
  2. 2. portal to all knowledge. resources specifically for YOU books/guides/ENGL/ENGLX1201001
  3. 3. • IM BarnardReference: AOL, Google, Yahoo • Text 386.227.6273 (386.BARNARD) we can help you
  4. 4. research the conversation among scholars
  5. 5. recontextualize & reframe • Literary/critical • Historical • Theoretical
  6. 6. articles • articles • e-books • dissertations • statistics • other materials catalog • books, e- books, serials, media materials, microforms, etc . • Truncation & • Send to phone
  7. 7. Zotero • Manages citations • Screen captures • Pdfs • Metadata • Generates bibliographies, most citation styles • Word processing plug-in • Sync • Groups
  8. 8. Literary, critical, or close reading • Include name of text or author in search • Add terms to explore an aspect of the text that interests you • E.g., characters, themes, places, etc. 8 Image from ManageWP blog post by Tom Ewer
  9. 9. Historical • Include words or phrases important to historical context – date-specific (19th or nineteenth century) – Geographical (england) – Topical term (wom*) • Do not include text title or author 9 Image from Wikimedia Commons Joseon Chest
  10. 10. Theoretical • Include words or phrases related to your theorist or lens – Select discipline specific databases (e.g., gender studies, philosophy, psychol ogy, etc.) – Use theorist's name or philosophy in search term in interdisciplinary database – Consider reference sources • You may or may not include text title or author 10 Cover from editor's webpage.
  11. 11. read stacks Use CLIO (catalog) to find the call number for a book that interests you and find it in the stacks • A-M 3rd floor • N-Z 2nd floor lab Conduct articles searches, using Find Articles, or one of the individual databases recommended on the guide.
  12. 12. review What did you find? Is it worth using? • Relevance • Authority • Time • Scope • Audience
  13. 13. Help me review, revise & rehearse... feedback form