Introduction to Classical Culture: Research Strategies

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Published on March 7, 2014

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Information literacy session slides for Introduction to Classical Culture, an Electives course at the University of Guelph-Humber

AHSS 1230: Introduction to Classical Culture Research Strategies & Sources

Agenda 1. 2. 3. 4. Library Services overview Finding background information Finding books and ebooks at Humber and Guelph Finding peer-reviewed journal articles • How do I know? • JSTOR • Academic Search Premier • Other databases 5. Finding full text 6. Writing and citation

Library Services We Are Here to Help! Reference Desk: GH 204 • Monday–Friday, 8:30–4:30 • Always someone here! Learning Commons Research Support Peers Monday–Thursday, 9:00am–8pm Friday 9:00am–3:00pm Saturday 12:00–3:00pm Your Librarian: Sharon Bailey Book an appointment: x 6047 or sharon.bailey@guelphhumber.ca Office hours: Wednesday/Friday 2–4 Ask a Librarian Chat Reference Monday–Thursday, 11am–10pm Friday–Sunday, 11am–5pm www.guelphhumber.ca/library Need help? Click here! Choose your program here!

Research Strategies Your Research Guide Choose Electives from the menu Select your course from the list

Research Strategies Your Research Guide  Get background information on your topic  Search for books and ebooks at Humber and Guelph  Find relevant, scholarly journal articles  Get tips on essay writing and citation

Research Strategies Getting the Big Picture Background Sources  Background/foundational information for a general or specific audience  Intended as a starting point only

Research Strategies Getting the Big Picture Unacceptable Sources

Finding Resources Books at Humber and Guelph Have a look around!  Experiment with keyword combinations  Always narrow your results to books/ebooks  Click on subjects in the catalogue record for more refined searches Fast! (Especially ebooks!) More selection! (And more ebooks!)

Finding Resources Ordering Books from Guelph and TUG Libraries Find information on ordering books and other library tools on our “How To” page.

Finding Resources Scholarly Journal Articles Scholarly articles …  Collect & analyze other sources  Answer a research question  Analyze at a remove  Start with keyword combinations using AND, OR, NOT, and wildcards  Try searching Abstracts for more relevant articles  Don’t just use articles that agree with you!

Finding Resources Peer-review Limiters • Apply Database Limits: Peer-Reviewed Careful: not all articles in peerreviewed journals are scholarly! Watch for editorials, letters, and book reviews

Finding Resources Scholarly Journal Articles: JSTOR Include links to external content Narrow to Articles in English Narrow by relevant disciplines

Finding Resources Secondary Sources: Academic Search Premier Try searching abstracts for better results Limit to PeerReviewed Articles

Finding Resources Secondary Sources: Other Databases • • • • Scholars Portal Project Muse Gale Academic OneFile EBSCO Historical Abstracts

Finding Resources X Finding Full Text • • • Can’t find the full article? Don’t give up! • Be persistent • Be creative Paste most of the article’s title here (avoid punctuation when possible). Search Guelph & Humber eJournal subscriptions Search by Journal Title NOT Article Title Found your journal? Search inside for your article.

Writing and Citation Help Very important!

Library Services We Are Here to Help! Reference Desk: GH 204 • Monday–Friday, 8:30–4:30 • Always someone here! Learning Commons Research Support Peers Monday–Thursday, 9:00am–8pm Friday 9:00am–3:00pm Saturday 12:00–3:00pm Your Librarian: Sharon Bailey Book an appointment: x 6047 or sharon.bailey@guelphhumber.ca Office hours: Wednesday/Friday 2–4 Ask a Librarian Chat Reference Monday–Thursday, 11am–10pm Friday–Sunday, 11am–5pm www.guelphhumber.ca/library Need help? Click here! Choose your program here!

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