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<ul><li> 1. English 1020 Literary Themes in the Real WorldLibrary Research Demonstration Presented March 5, 2009 by Dan Overfield </li></ul> <p> 2. Overview </p> <ul><li>Librarians Role </li></ul> <ul><li>Finding Books </li></ul> <ul><li>Finding Articles </li></ul> <ul><li>Citing your work</li></ul> <p> 3. Librarians?</p> <ul><li>What do they know about English Literature or about Poetry?</li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>We know how to evaluate and use information resources owned by the library as well as those found on the free and public Internet.</li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>We are expert researchers. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <p> 4. Reference Desk is on the 4 thFloor (216) 987-4296 5. Finding Books </p> <ul><li>Library Catalog </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Search from the subject headings </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Request a book from another campus </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>OhioLink</li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Request a book from another library in Ohio </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Worldcat </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>See local public and academic library catalogs. Useful in a pinch when you may not have time to wait for book delivery </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 6. Catalog 7. Keyword vs. Subject vs. Title </p> <ul><li>What is the difference between a keyword and a subject?</li></ul> <ul><li>Do a search in the catalog for the same word using all three of the above limits.</li></ul> <p> 8. Subject 9. Title 10. Keyword 11. Find Academic Search Complete 12. There are two ways 13. Choose your subject 14. ASC is found on most subject guides 15. Enter keywords 16. Limit by publication type, date of publishing, peer reviewed, and narrow by subject . 17. I found my articles so now what?</p> <ul><li>Add the items to your folder </li></ul> <ul><li>Open your folder </li></ul> <ul><li>Select one, two, some, or all </li></ul> <ul><li>Email them to yourself.</li></ul> <p> 18. What about the articles without fulltext? 19. Find It vs. Full Text </p> <ul><li>Use Find It to (usually) get the full text of the article that you want when there is no PDF or HTML link to the text.</li></ul> <ul><li>Limiting to FULL TEXT only will prevent you from finding research that is not immediately available in Full Text.</li></ul> <p> 20. Click FIND IT 21. Click FIND IT to get to full text 22. What if there is NO full text?If there is not a FULL Text Link on this page then you must email a librarian to request the article from interlibrary loan. You can email me at[email_address] and I will be happy to help. 23. English Subject Page </p> <ul><li>Literary Reference Center On Campus Link Off Campus Link </li></ul> <ul><li>Literature Resource Center On &amp; Off Campus Link </li></ul> <p> 24. Literary Reference Center </p> <ul><li>Over 400 literary journals</li></ul> <ul><li>Over 100,000 articles about literary criticism.</li></ul> <p> 25. Search for Nihilism 26. Limit Results to Literary Criticism 27. Literature Resource Center 28. Limiting Results 29. Narrow by Subject 30. Search Engines Finding credible information from the web. 31. Search Engines What makes them different from one another?</p> <ul><li>Each service has a different way (algorithm) for matching your keywords to results. The results you see are often just the most commonly clicked links that most closely match your keywords.</li></ul> <ul><li>Results might have little or nothing to do with your topic or with reality.</li></ul> <ul><li>People can and do publish false information. </li></ul> <p> 32. Web Domains </p> <ul><li>Learn the differences: .com (.net), .edu, .us, .gov, .org. </li></ul> <p>.com (.net) .edu .us .gov .org Meaning Commercial Education State level Federal Govt.Public Interest / Non-Commercial 33. Beware of .orgGOOD .ORGsRandom / Evil .ORGs Doctors Without Borders Skatopia American Heart Association Extremist Groups (links to a description of a deceptive .org webpage NOT to the actual page) Save Darfur Wikipedia 34. Google Search Test Search: literary criticism 35. Google Search Test Search: literary criticism -history site:.edu filetype:pdf 36. Results Went from 198 million to only 9260, and all results are in .pdf format, are from .edu domains, and do not include the word: History 37. Evaluating Websites </p> <ul><li>Currency of Information </li></ul> <ul><li>Information is cited / attributed </li></ul> <ul><li>Authors names are listed </li></ul> <ul><li>Contact names / privacy statement </li></ul> <ul><li>Working phone and mailing address </li></ul> <ul><li>Appearance (no flashing pictures or pop-ups). </li></ul> <ul><li>Site Index </li></ul> <p> 38. Citing your work </p> <ul><li>Citation Machine </li></ul> <ul><li>Tri-C style guides </li></ul> <ul><li>Most article databases will also allow you to generate a formatted citation easily as well.</li></ul> <p> 39. Questions, Compliments, Complaints </p> <ul><li>Librarians are available to help you to get the most out of your experience here.</li></ul>

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