Library instruction for First Year English class

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Published on February 28, 2014

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Professor Yevgeniya Traps, Librarian Jenna Freedman

Library Research for First Year English: Women and Culture Spring 2014 Professor Yevgeniya Traps Librarian Jenna Freedman portal to all knowledge. resources specifically for YOU http:// & http://

we can help you • IM BarnardReference: AOL, Google, Yahoo • Text 386.227.6273 (386.BARNARD)

research the conversation among scholars

recontextualize & reframe •Literary/critical •Historical •Theoretical

Literary, critical, or close reading Image from ManageWP blog post by Tom Ewer •Include name of text or author in search •Add terms to explore an aspect of the text that interests you •E.g., characters, themes, places, etc. 6

MLA •(Zotero) •Cited by •Limits: date, publication type •eLink

Historical •Include words or phrases important to historical context – date-specific (18th or nineteenth century) – Era-specific (joseon) – Geographical (korea) •Do not include text title or author Image from Wikimedia Commons Joseon Chest 8

Historical Abstracts •Truncation * •Historical period •Limits: date, subject •Field designations

Theoretical •Include words or phrases related to your theorist or lens – Select discipline specific databases (e.g., gender studies, philosophy, psychology, etc.) – Use theorist's name or philosophy in search term in interdisciplinary database – Consider reference sources •You may or may not include text title or author Image from South End Press. 10

Find Articles •(Zotero) •eLink •limits

review Databases: primarily articles, but also e-books, dissertations, statistics and other materials

CLIO •books, e-books, serials, media materials, microforms, etc. •CLIO • • Truncation & Send to phone •Literary: add the word < criticism > to your author/title, e.g., < "paradise lost" criticism > •Historical: indicate dates or era and add a secondary interest to narrow the field <korea* AND (18th OR eighteenth OR 19th OR nineteenth) > •Theoretical: < feminis* theor* > or < feminis* theor* haywood >

read lab or stacks time Try searches in some of the databases we reviewed AND/OR Use CLIO to find the call number for a book that interests you and find it in the stacks •A-M 1st floor •N-Z 2nd floor

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