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
Senior Seminar I: Knowledge,
Professor Tina Campt
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Librarian Jenna Freedman
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
• Discuss value of resources
• Support academic software like
Zotero and Courseworks and other
• Give you buttons and other SWAG
• Fetch you stuff from the
library and hold it for you
• 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
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.
Keywords in CLIO
• Catalog vs. Find Articles
• Texting catalog records!
(the exclamation points are all on purpose & warranted)
databases - primarily articles, but
also e-books, dissertations, statistics
and other materials
Most of the same exciting (!) features we saw in
•Find Articles – searches multiple databases
•Gender Studies – specific focus
•ProQuest – range of resources: historical
newspapers, peer reviewed journals, alternative