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Title: Anglais 111/113/122: Research in the Library and Online Diane Delongchamp, Magda Grzeszczuk, and Ren


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Anglais 111/113/122 Research in the Library
and Online Diane Delongchamp, Magda Grzeszczuk,
and René LavandierWinter 2010
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Objectives
  • Understand what information is available from the
    library catalogue and from databases
  • Understand how to access articles online and in
    print
  • Locate and become familiar with the English
    Language and Literature resource guide
  • Understand how to search for and retrieve
    articles from MLA International Bibliography

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Boolean Operators
  • Use to combine search terms in the NEOS
    libraries catalogue or databases
  • Group exercise

AND, OR
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Books (NEOS Libraries) Catalogue
  • Books are a good place to start if the author is
    well known (Margaret Atwood, Shakespeare, etc.)
  • The bibliographies within books on your topic
    provide references to other books and articles.

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For works or critiques about an author, search
for the authors name as a subject
Example Edgar Allan Poe
HINT Search for Poe, Edgar Allan
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Search author name as subject (last name,
first name)
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Find books about a specific work
  • Example
  • Poe, Edgar Allan AND Raven

HINT Search for terms in subject field
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Search author name and title of specific work
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Search author name and title of specific work
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Find books about a specific work and a specific
topic (Pt. 1)
Title
  • Example
  • The Odyssey AND
  • Odysseus OR Ulysses OR hero

Synonyms
HINT Click on "Other Search Options", and then
on "Advanced Search". Search in subject fields.
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Find books about a specific work and a specific
topic (Pt. 1)
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Find books about a specific work and a more
specific topic (Pt. 2)
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Find books about a specific work and a more
specific topic (Pt. 2)
  • The Odyssey AND
  • Odysseus OR Ulysses OR hero AND
  • journey OR voyage OR travel

Note travel travel, travels, travelling, etc.
HINT For topic terms such as journey, search in
"Any Field"
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Find books about a specific work and a more
specific topic (Pt. 2)
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See details about a specific item
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Request this item
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Periodical Articles - Databases
  • Periodical articles are a good starting
    point if
  • An authors reputation is recent or local
  • You are looking for something very specific
  • (e.g. The symbolism of flowers in Hamlet)
  • Search databases to find periodicals on a
    specific topic

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What is a periodical?
  • Periodical
  • Published on an ongoing, regular basis
  • Also known as journals
  • Magazines, journals, newspapers
  • Formats
  • electronic,
  • paper
  • microformat

Periodicals may be scholarly or of general
interest. Select carefully.
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Part 2 - Databases
  • Identify articles for your research in databases
  • DBs may be subject specific (MLA International
    Bibliography) or have broad coverage (Academic
    Search Complete)
  • May include citations, or full text, or a mix
  • There are hundreds of databases (600)
  • Databases are organized in different ways, so
  • You should adapt your search techniques to each
    database
  • HELP information is always available

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MLA International Bibliography
  • Modern Language Association
  • The primary source for research articles in
    literature and language
  • Citations to journal articles, books, and
    chapters in books
  • Links to full-text articles
  • International in scope very scholarly
  • 1926 present

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Finding MLA from the library home page
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English Language Literature Subject Guide
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Search tips
Truncation symbol symbol, symbols, symbolism, symbolist, symbolists,
Wildcard ? wom?n woman or women
Phrase searching     female gothic novel  Female gothic novel
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Databases Select MLA
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MLA International Bibliography
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Search author name as subject
  • The best way to search for articles about an
    author

Example wilde, oscar (Limit to English)
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Search author name as subject
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combine with primary subject work
Example wilde, oscar importance AND earnest
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combine with primary subject work
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add topic terms
Example wilde, oscar importance AND
earnest comed OR humour
HINT For topic terms, use default field Select
a field (optional)
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add topic terms
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View complete record
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View complete record periodical article
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GetIt! Menu
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View complete record article in a book
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Add records to folder
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Folder View
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Saving, Printing or Emailing Records
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Saving Records
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Saving Records
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More databases!
  • See English Language Literature subject page
  • The Cambridge History of English and American
    Literature
  • Literature online
  • Literary Reference Center
  • Literature Resource Center
  • Critical essays about the authors works
  • JSTOR (Esp. Oedipus Rex)

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Finding Periodicals in the Library
  • When all you have is a citation
  • (the full text is NOT available online)
  • Search the NEOS Libraries Catalogue
  • Search by Periodical title

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Citation example
Article title
Periodical title
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Search the Catalogue for the periodical title
Victorian Literature and Culture Does the
Library have Vol. 24 (1996)?
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Finding periodicals in the library
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VLC is available from 1991- present online.
Scroll down to see the print holdings.
Vol 24, 1996 is available at The Rutherford
(Humanities Social Sciences) Library .
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Locating paper periodicals
  • Located in Rutherford North or South, interfiled
    with books by call number
  • Help is available at the Rutherford Service Desk

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MLA Citation Style
  • The standard  style  in English literature for
    citing (acknowledging) the articles and books
    used to write your paper
  • Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of
    Research Papers. 7th edition. New York The
    Modern Language Association of America, 2009
  • Call number LB 2369 G52 (Reference, 3 copies)
  • Learn it, love it.
  • More help with MLA citation is available from La
    Centrale

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MLA Example with URL
  • Case, Sue-Ellen. The Masked Activist Greek
    Strategies for the Streets. Theatre Research
    International 32.2 (2007) 119-29. MLA
    International Bibliography. Web. 16 Sept. 2009.
    lthttp//www.library.ualberta.ca/databases/database
    info/index.cfm?ID265gt.

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Locate MLA Style Guides
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Recap
  • Use the English Language and Literature subject
    guide
  • to remember useful databases
  • to find more specialized research guides, online
    dictionaries and encyclopedias.
  • MLA Citation Style is the official way to cite
    articles and books used in your papers
  • Use boolean operators or truncation symbols to
    limit (AND) or expand (OR) your search

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Recap Catalogue vs. Databases
  • Library Catalogue
  • Search for books by title, author or subject
  • Search for periodical titles by title or subject
  • Access the title and call number of the book or
    periodical
  • Databases
  • Search for articles about a topic
  • Access the citation or the full text of articles

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Rememberresearch help is available!
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Copy of todays presentation BSJ website
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  • Thank you for your
  • attention.
  • Happy Searching!
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