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Educ 3 F00

  1. 1. EDUC 3F00 Just a few tips for using the Library… Jennifer Thiessen Liaison Librarian, Education
  2. 2. The assignment… <ul><li>“… the focus is on text selection and on what texts communicate…” </li></ul><ul><li>“… select a sequence of three texts…” </li></ul><ul><li>“… to demonstrate a particular cultural, historical, ethical or theoretical point…” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Selecting and finding texts <ul><li>Library catalogue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To find primary sources i.e. to find a copy of The Little Mermaid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To find books to help you understand historical, cultural, theoretical, etc. significance of a text </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public library catalogues </li></ul>
  4. 4. Select resources <ul><li>Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature (online) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Entries on individual authors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entries on themes such as “Adventure books”, “Boy’s Books”, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Children’s literature: a reader’s history, from Aesop to Harry Potter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8TH FLOOR OF LIBRARY PN 1009 A1 L47 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reference books such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A to zoo : subject access to children's picture books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IRC REFERENCE PN 1009 A1 L715 2006 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Secondary sources <ul><li>Finding articles in Library databases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Under Research Tools , click on Databases , then English Language and Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Muse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Children’s Literature, Lion and the Unicorn, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly , etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature Online (LION) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MLA International Bibliography </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search with keywords </li></ul>
  6. 6. Other resources <ul><li>Child_Lit (Rutgers) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online discussion group for the theory and criticism of children’s literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must subscribe (free) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course resource page on Library website: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https://learning.library.brocku.ca/course/view.php?id=120 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Login as Guest to enter </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. For more… <ul><li>https://learning.library.brocku.ca/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Login as Guest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Help Desk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.library.brocku.ca/forms/contactus.php </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-person, email or chat </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact Jennifer Thiessen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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