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1 Falsifications in History AUBG Library Resources Gergana Georgieva Information Literacy Librarian 2010

2 Levels of instruction 1. The subject matter – facts, people, places, events, dates; 2. Interpretation; 3. Research and analytical skills students must learn to find information and create their interpretations

3 Rationale Interdisciplinary nature of the discipline There is no single yes-or-no answer in history You should know the context to be able to make a sound judgment

4 Primary sources Created at the time of the event, especially by those taking part in the events: Diaries, letters, newspapers, magazine articles, tape recordings, pictures, maps, government documents, court records, business records, church records

5 Secondary sources Created after the event – usually by scholars Books, book reviews, scholarly journal articles Put facts into context, citations of primary sources

6 The 7 Steps of Research Identify and develop your topic Find background information Use the online catalog to find books Find periodicals articles (print and electronic) Find Internet resources Evaluate what you have found Cite what you find using a standard format for your bibliography

7 Step 1: Identify and develop your topic State your topic as a question. Find keywords that describe your topic Test the keywords

8 Step 2. Background information Common background sources Why background sources? How to use background sources effectively? Bibliographies

9 Step 2. Continued Print Encyclopedia Britannica Oxford Reference Online

10 Step 3. Books Why do we consult books? Authorship Analysis Multiple viewpoints Additional resources “A historical monograph is the culmination of years spent reading, researching in the field, plowing through musty tomes, and pouring over dusty, fragile manuscripts.” Joel. D. Kitchens

11 Step 3. Continued On-line catalog Ebrary

12 Step 4. Find articles Print Periodicals Electronic Periodicals Electronic Journals Portal Databases:  CEEOL CEEOL  DOAJ DOAJ  EBSCO EBSCO  JSTOR JSTOR  ProQuest Central ProQuest Central

13 Step 5. Find Internet resources Search engines Directories Discipline Specific Resources

14 Step 6. Evaluate S – Scope – are all aspects of the topic covered T – Treatment – is the information free from bias A – Authority – are the authors qualified to provide this information R – Relevance – does it address your topic T – Timeliness – Is the information current for your purpose

15 Step 7. Cite Most common styles of citing Modern Language Association (MLA) American Psychological Association (APA)

16 Searching: How to be Effective? Narrow your search Be more specific Use phrases Add a discriminating or qualifying word or phrase Broaden your search Use lower case Use truncation

17 Ask a Librarian At Reference/Circulation desk Virtual Reference Monday-Friday By By phone: /354 And more …

18 Thank you! Contact us: Tel.: (73) /354


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