Library research for Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Senior Seminar

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  • 7 students Ask questions as we go All at different experiences and topics, some parts might seem totally obvious to some and frustratingly confusing to others. But new CLIO.
  • Check CLIO, yo "Never pay for information [e.g. articles] without checking with us. Chances are you're ALREADY PAYING FOR IT."
  • (prison* OR incarcerat*) AND wom*n Free searching LC classification, if it comes up
  • (prison* OR incarcerat*) AND wom*n
  • Primary sources—mostly doing case studies? 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?
  • Library research for Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Senior Seminar

    1. 1. Senior Seminar I: Knowledge, Practice, Power Professor Tina Campt Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Librarian Jenna Freedman
    2. 2. Personal Librarian Yes No (sorry!) • Help you refine your topic • Advise you on resources at the Columbia libraries and around NYC • Guide your research strategy • Communicate with you by appointment in person or by email or IM/chat • Discuss value of resources • Support academic software like Zotero and Courseworks and other software, too. • Give you buttons and other SWAG • Fetch you stuff from the library and hold it for you indefinitely • Proofread your bibliography and fix all your citations • Know what you and your professor have discussed • Provide bibliotherapy at 2am on a Saturday. • Accept cash bribes (vegan food offerings are negotiable) 2
    3. 3. What to do with a Citation Alfred, Mary V. "Welfare Reform and Black Women's Economic Development." Adult Education Quarterly 57.4 (2007): 293-311. Print. 3
    4. 4. Keywords in CLIO • Catalog vs. Find Articles • Adjacency! • Wildcards! • FACETS! • Texting catalog records! (the exclamation points are all on purpose & warranted) 4
    5. 5. databases - primarily articles, but also e-books, dissertations, statistics and other materials Most of the same exciting (!) features we saw in CLIO. •Find Articles – searches multiple databases simultaneously •Gender Studies – specific focus •ProQuest – range of resources: historical newspapers, peer reviewed journals, alternative press
    6. 6. 6 etc. •Primary sources •Web research –Some tricks –Evaluating resources •Zotero •Research Consultations
    7. 7. 6 etc. •Primary sources •Web research –Some tricks –Evaluating resources •Zotero •Research Consultations

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