Spanish 3221 Latin American Arts Kathleen BarilCollections and Electronic Resources Librarian
What we will cover• How to construct your research strategy• Identifying keywords and finding useful subject headings.• Evaluating online resources.• Using library resources.
Research StrategyStart Big and do background research. Use books and research books. Narrow your topic and explore general databases (i.e. Academic Search Complete). Narrow further and move to subject specific databases.
Keywords Dominican RepublicKing de la Rosa Merengue Dance Latin America
What about the Internet? Start at Google to find sites that provide background information.Find an authoritative site that hasaggregated information on yourtopic like Lanic.Lanic is part of the Lozano LongInstitute of Latin American Studiesand the Benson Latin AmericanCollection at the University of Texasat Austin.
Critically analyzing web sources• Who? created and maintains this site• What? is the page/site about• Where? Is the information coming from• Why? Is the information presented on the web• When? Was the page created or last updated• How? Accurate or credible is the pageFrom the University of Wisconsin Library, worksheet for evaluating web sites
Find Books: Library CatalogUse subject headings to find further information on your topic.
Find Books: OhioLINKOhioLINK our library consortium has a large variety of materials from academic libraries throughout the state.• Deliveries every day.• Allow 3-5 days for delivery.• Can be renewed 3 times.
Finding Articles: General Database Academic Search Complete
Finding Articles: General DatabaseBoolean OperatorsAND – use to narrow your search,Diego and cubismOR – use to expand your search,Latino or LatinaNOT – use to exclude a search termMexico NOT New Mexico
Finding Articles: Academic Search CompleteArticles are available in full-text in PDF or HTMLformat. Use the FIND IT! Button to find those thatare not.
Finding Articles: Interlibrary Loan Articles unavailable in the library’s resources, use Interlibrary Loan.
Finding Articles: Subject DatabasesMany subject specificdatabases use the Ebscohostinterface:• Art Full Text• Fuente Academica• International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance• Music Index Online• RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
RefWorksTo Get Started:• Create your own personal account.• If you sign up on campus, this account is yours for life!
RefWorks • Export citations from databases or enter citations individually. • Create your bibliography from these citations using the citation style of your choice.
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