ENG 9002: Methods & Materials I

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ENG 9002: Bibliography & Textual Studies (Fall 2010). Methods & Materials I, Slides. Prepared by Melanie Mills, Librarian, The D.B. Weldon Library, The University of Western Ontario, 17 October 2010.

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ENG 9002: Methods & Materials I

  1. 1. Bibliography and Textual Studies <br />~ Methods & Materials I ~ <br />ENG 9002<br />~ Fall 2010 ~<br />Melanie Mills<br />19 October 2010<br />
  2. 2. ~ Methods & Materials I Agenda <br />Introduction to…<br />~ Western Libraries <br />~ The D.B. Weldon Library<br />~ Research Methods, A Primer<br />~ Research Materials, Foundations<br />~ Feedback for Methods & Materials II<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  3. 3. ~ Western Libraries<br />Supporting you in your role(s) as…<br />~ Student<br />~ Teacher<br />~ Scholar<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  4. 4. ~ Support for Graduate Students <br />Facilities<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  5. 5. ~ Support for Graduate Students <br />Facilities<br />~ learning zones<br />~ individual and group study<br />~ printing, photocopying, scanning<br />~ computing (sit-down, plug-in or wireless)<br />~ hours vary by location, check website<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  6. 6. ~ Support for Graduate Students <br />Resources<br />~ physicalcollection (books, journals, microforms, audio-visual materials, etc).<br />~ digital collection (e-books, e-journals, databases, dissertations and theses, repositories, etc).<br />~ 24/7 access to the digital library<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  7. 7. ~ Support for Graduate Students <br />The D.B. Weldon Library<br />~ Arts & Humanities<br />~ Information and Media Studies<br />~ Social Science<br />~ Special Collections<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  8. 8. ~ Support for Graduate Students <br />Resources (cont’d)<br />~ Western Libraries Access Code<br />~ Loan Periods* MA (28 days)PhD (120 days)<br />N.B. All loans renewable (up to three times, online); subject to recall (e-mail alert).<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  9. 9. ~ Support for Graduate Students <br />Services<br />~ Electronic Document Delivery (ARCC)<br />~ Interlibrary Loans (RACER)<br />~ Request a Purchase<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  10. 10. ~ Support for Graduate Students <br />Services<br />~ Research Help(in-person, chat, e-mail)<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  11. 11. ~ Teaching Support www.lib.uwo.ca/teaching<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  12. 12. ~ Research Supportwww.lib.uwo.ca/scholarship<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  13. 13. ~ One Stop Access www.lib.uwo.ca<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  14. 14. ~ Methods & Materials I Agenda <br />~ Western Libraries <br />~ The D.B. Weldon Library<br />~ Research Methods, A Primer<br />~ Research Materials, Foundations<br />~ Feedback for Methods & Materials II<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  15. 15. ~ Research Methods, A Primer<br />What we will review…<br />~ Research Process (in brief)<br />~ Search Strategies (keyword and subject); using appropriate command language, controlled vocabulary and search syntax.<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  16. 16. ~ Research Methods, A Primer<br />~ The Research Process<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  17. 17. ~ Research Methods, A Primer<br />~ Search Strategies (Boolean Logic)<br />AND narrows your search; retrieves items that contain both…<br />e.g. restoration AND criticism <br />OR broadens your search; retrieves items that contain either…<br />e.g. (theater OR theatre)<br />AND NOT narrows your search; retrieves items that contain…<br />e.g. poetry NOT epic<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  18. 18. ~ Research Methods, A Primer<br />~ Boolean Logic (AND)<br /> satire and “American Literature”<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  19. 19. ~ Research Methods, A Primer<br />~ Boolean Logic (OR)<br /> satire or parody<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  20. 20. ~ Research Methods, A Primer<br />~ Search Strategies (Truncation, Wildcards)<br />~ Truncation<br />* (asterisk)retrieves all possible endings of a root word…<br />e.g. litera* = literacy, literary, literature, etc. <br />~ Wildcards<br />? (question mark) replaces a single character…<br />e.g. wom?n = woman, women, womyn, etc. <br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  21. 21. ~ Research Methods, A Primer<br />~ Search Strategies (Subject Searching)<br /> Begin with keyword searching, then move onto searching by LC Subject Heading. For example:<br />Keyword: textual stud*RelatedSubjects: Criticism – Textual Bibliography – MethodologyDiscourse analysis<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  22. 22. ~ Research Methods, A Primer<br />~ Search Strategies (Field Searching)<br /> Allows you to limit your search to a particular field in an item record. For example:<br />A: (Author) e.g. (a:Twain or a:Clemens)<br />T: (Title) e.g. t:bibliography and Milton<br />S: (Subject) e.g. s:"South Asia*" and <br />t:diaspor*<br />N: (Note) e.g. Shakespeare and n:folio* and n:”British Library”<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  23. 23. ~ Research Methods, A Primer<br />~ Let’s try a few live searches…<br /> The Shared Libraries Catalogue(http://alpha.lib.uwo.ca)<br /> Browse by Program(http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs)<br /> Databases by Title(http://www.lib.uwo.ca/dbt/)<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  24. 24. ~ Research Materials, Foundations<br />Browse by Program > Arts and Humanities > English <br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  25. 25. ~ Methods & Materials II<br />Next Week:<br />~ Advanced Research Methods <br />~ Research Materials (cont’d)<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  26. 26. ~ Feedback <br />~ Please share your feedback regarding today’s session, and provide your input to help influence the content and design of next week’s session: Methods & Materials II. <br />Survey Monkey:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ENG9002-MMI<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  27. 27. ~ See you next week! <br />Melanie Mills<br />Assistant Librarian, English & Philosophy<br />The D.B. Weldon Library <br />melanie.mills@uwo.ca<br />~ Office Hours: <br /> Wednesdays (2 - 4 PM)<br /> University College, Room 171<br />ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />

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