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1 Concepts & Humanities (GS 160) 23 March 2011 Henry Kuehn, Instructor; Liz Dobson, Librarian THE LIBRARY & YOU

2 4 libraries at Centennial College - You have access to all of them.

3 library.centennialcollege.ca Distance Access You need an active library account to use the library; e.g. borrow books, access full text e-resources from off campus, renew books online, etc.

4 START YOUR RESEARCH box A quick way to start searching for research resources START YOUR RESEARCH box A quick way to start searching for research resources

5 START YOUR RESEARCH box Books search START YOUR RESEARCH box Books search

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7 If a book is at another campus, or if it is signed out to another person, you can “Place Hold” – and be the next person in line to get it. (Library sends you an - you’re my.centennialcollege.ca account - when available.)

8 Other libraries have resources you can use too. As a Centennial full time student you can get a free Toronto Public Library card, and borrow directly from other Ontario community college libraries.

9 Toronto Public Library has 50 copies + of Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress.

10 Does Centennial Library have books that provide background information relating to the story in Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress? Search the library catalogue, & use the Catalogue Record for more search options. Does Centennial Library have books that provide background information relating to the story in Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress? Search the library catalogue, & use the Catalogue Record for more search options.

11 A book search in Centennial library catalogue for books on the subject, Chinese history (Advanced Search Mode)

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13 Here is an e-book in the library catalogue on the Chinese cultural revolution (period of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress). Click on the lock symbol to read this full text electronic book. Here is an e-book in the library catalogue on the Chinese cultural revolution (period of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress). Click on the lock symbol to read this full text electronic book.

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15 Centennial Library loans out e-readers that you can use with e-books. (1-week loan period.)

16 Does Centennial Library have books that provide reviews / criticism about Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress – or its author? Search in the subject field, using the author’s name & keywords from the title. (To tell the search engine to look for either (any) of the terms you type in the box, use the OR operator between terms/phrases.) Does Centennial Library have books that provide reviews / criticism about Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress – or its author? Search in the subject field, using the author’s name & keywords from the title. (To tell the search engine to look for either (any) of the terms you type in the box, use the OR operator between terms/phrases.)

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18 Does Centennial Library have journal and newspaper articles that provide reviews / criticism on Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress – or its author? YES. Search “Articles & E-resources” – Centennial Library has about 100 databases, many of which contain review s & critical discussion of literary works. Does Centennial Library have journal and newspaper articles that provide reviews / criticism on Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress – or its author? YES. Search “Articles & E-resources” – Centennial Library has about 100 databases, many of which contain review s & critical discussion of literary works.

19 About Articles & E-resources… E-resources: Licensed databases - many let you search tens of thousands of articles at one time Journals: Published in issues regularly (weekly, monthly, etc.) Each issue contains several articles (essays) by different authors

20 About E-resources & the Internet – what’s the difference…? Internet Quality varies widely Inherent commercial bias Huge Limited user search tools E-resources (databases) More academic info, more consistent reliable quality Commercial free Big Precision tools for searching 20

21 Looking for articles in journals & newspapers… Click on “Articles & E-Resources” tab. Then select your subject area to find a list of databases (“e-resources”) in your field of interest; e.g. literature, newspapers… Looking for articles in journals & newspapers… Click on “Articles & E-Resources” tab. Then select your subject area to find a list of databases (“e-resources”) in your field of interest; e.g. literature, newspapers…

22 Centennial Library has approximately 16 databases that contain, or specialize in, literature studies.

23 Literature Resource Center (EBSCO) database…. Searching for literary criticism, reviews, bibliographies, and author information relating to Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress… Literature Resource Center (EBSCO) database…. Searching for literary criticism, reviews, bibliographies, and author information relating to Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress…

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25 RESEARCH HELP….

26 Explore the Library homepage for support… Explore the Library homepage for support…

27 Book a tutor. Up to 4 hours/week free help from a senior student in any of your courses. Make an appointment online, or come in person to the Library.

28 Ask the Library… Use our askON chat help available 7 days a week. You can also , phone, talk to us in the Library. Ask the Library… Use our askON chat help available 7 days a week. You can also , phone, talk to us in the Library.

29 LIBRARY & RESEARCH… Many pages providing research & writing advice, with examples LIBRARY & RESEARCH… Many pages providing research & writing advice, with examples

30 Library contacts Ashtonbee Library: (416) ext library.centennialcollege.ca/asklibrary.centennialcollege.ca/ask (links to AskON Online Chat Research service and AsktheLibrary ) Liz Dobson ext


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