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Published on October 12, 2007

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Presentation for an Anthropology survey course prior to an essay assignment.
Fall 2007
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ANTH140: Introduction to Prehistory Essay Assignment http://lib.colostate.edu/research/anthro/anth140.html Cathy Cranston Librarian

The Year is 4007 Remnants of a civilization in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the shadow of the Horsetooth formation have been found The foundation of a vast building was uncovered in the center of an ancient town The building appeared to be a repository of human knowledge Around the year 2007 it is hypothesized that humans had to make a journey to this building to touch objects called journals, books and computers in order to discover information

Remnants of a civilization in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the shadow of the Horsetooth formation have been found

The foundation of a vast building was uncovered in the center of an ancient town

The building appeared to be a repository of human knowledge

Around the year 2007 it is hypothesized that humans had to make a journey to this building to touch objects called journals, books and computers in order to discover information

The Year is 4007 Evidence suggests that the most successful data gatherers at the turn of the 21 st century had these traits in common: They started gathering early They took good notes about their sources as they gathered If stuck, they asked questions of the wise old sages of their village…people known as “Librarians”

Evidence suggests that the most successful data gatherers at the turn of the 21 st century had these traits in common:

They started gathering early

They took good notes about their sources as they gathered

If stuck, they asked questions of the wise old sages of their village…people known as “Librarians”

Unearthing Information Archaeological research Library research

Top Tip PICK A CULTURE THAT INTERESTS YOU From the readings From class discussions Any other culture that archaeologists have studied except for the Maya Curiosity breeds success with research!

PICK A CULTURE THAT INTERESTS YOU

From the readings

From class discussions

Any other culture that archaeologists have studied except for the Maya

Curiosity breeds success with research!

Start the Digging Use The Encyclopedia of Prehistory Located in the REFERENCE section on Morgan Library’s main floor: Call # GN710 .E53 2001  Contains information on… time period location Important sites environment settlements economy suggested readings and more…

Use The Encyclopedia of Prehistory

Start the Digging Use The Encyclopedia of Prehistory Located in the REFERENCE section on Morgan Library’s main floor: Call # GN710 .E53 2001 

Use The Encyclopedia of Prehistory

Unearthing Sources at the Library Read your assignment carefully Gather background information Pick the right tool to find: a book or chapter from a book articles from professional journals or chapters from edited books a Web site and another source

Read your assignment carefully

Gather background information

Pick the right tool to find:

a book or chapter from a book

articles from professional journals or chapters from edited books

a Web site

and another source

Book or chapter from a book In the year 2000 the tool humans used to find books was the Library Catalog

In the year 2000 the tool humans used to find books was the Library Catalog

http://lib.colostate.edu

Do a keyword search to find more “hits” Do a subject search to be more precise

Articles from professional journals In the year 2000 the tools humans used to find articles were Research Databases These research databases had cryptic names such as: Academic Search Premier JSTOR Web of Science

In the year 2000 the tools humans used to find articles were Research Databases

These research databases had cryptic names such as:

Academic Search Premier

JSTOR

Web of Science

http://lib.colostate.edu

Academic Search Premier A general database 8000+ journals/magazines/newspapers Some full-text but all articles available via the FindIt button

A general database

8000+ journals/magazines/newspapers

Some full-text but all articles available via the FindIt button

 

 

 

JSTOR Covers core journals in specific disciplines Anthropology Archaeology Classics Fewer journals All full-text Articles from way back when…watch the date!

Covers core journals in specific disciplines

Anthropology

Archaeology

Classics

Fewer journals

All full-text

Articles from way back when…watch the date!

 

More Research Databases Links found on your class web page Web of Science Article First Project Muse Abstracts in Anthropology Social Sciences Abstracts

Links found on your class web page

Web of Science

Article First

Project Muse

Abstracts in Anthropology

Social Sciences Abstracts

Web Site In the year 2000 the tools humans used to find web sites were Search Engines and Directories

In the year 2000 the tools humans used to find web sites were Search Engines and Directories

Evaluate the Web Site When you find something, ask yourself Who wrote the information on this site? Are they qualified to publish this type of information? Is the information backed with any sort of bibliography?

When you find something, ask yourself

Who wrote the information on this site?

Are they qualified to publish this type of information?

Is the information backed with any sort of bibliography?

 

 

 

Leave a trail…Cite your Sources APA, MLA and other styles Tip: PICK ONE STYLE AND BE CONSISTENT http://lib.colostate.edu/research/style/ Guides for Specific Documentation Systems

APA, MLA and other styles

Tip: PICK ONE STYLE AND BE CONSISTENT

http://lib.colostate.edu/research/style/

Guides for Specific Documentation Systems

 

Need more help? This presentation and useful resources for this assignment can be found at: Get in touch with me Ask at the Information Desk http://lib.colostate.edu/research/anthro/anth140.html

This presentation and useful resources for this assignment can be found at:

Get in touch with me

Ask at the Information Desk

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