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1 English 012 Library Info Skills Michelle Ward, September 2006 Okanagan College Penticton, Library

2 Getting Started ! Defining your topic, approach Identifying keywords Margaret Laurence Stone Angel William Shakespeare Hamlet Library Website … Next step! Library Website

3 Searching Library Catalogue Library Catalogue OC Webpage Library Webpage

4 Voyager main page Course Reserve search Searching Library Catalogue

5 Reserve search results Click on these links For more on the subject

6 Searching Library Catalogue Keyword Relevance Search

7 Subject Browse search Searching Library Catalogue

8 Subject Browse Critical material on an author of a literary work ! author’s family name first ! look for handy sub-headings, to aspects such as biography, characters, criticism, outlines, title of specific work Discussion of literary genres, periods, themes Women novelists, Canadian - 20 th century Theater – England – History – 16 th, 17 th century Tragedy

9 Searching Library Catalogue LocationsStatus Locations & Status: ! watch for Penticton Circulating Multiple locations Reference Reserve Desk

10 Something Special … Reference sets for Literature Use Gale Literary Index [online] Dictionary of Literary Biography [online] Gale Literary Criticism reference sets [online & print] Contemporary Literary Criticism Ref PN771.C59 Shakespearean Criticism Ref PR2965.S43 Shakespeare for Students Ref PR2987.S47

11 Reference sets for Literature Search in Article Databases for Humanities

12 Reference sets for Literature Gale Literary Index

13 Reference sets for Literature On Reference Shelves in the Library

14 Library Website Find Articles Need more … Back to Library Website ! Find Articles Humanities Online Resources  Gale Literary databases  Academic Search Premier  CBCA Full-Text Reference  MLA International Bibliography  Humanities Index … ! try out all those keywords, try different combinations full-text Where can I get this … ? ! watch for full-text and Where can I get this … ?

15 Acknowledge & Cite ! Keep Records of your Sources … References Authors Book & chapter Titles, Video Titles Publishers/Producers, Place & Date of Publication Article titles, newspaper/magazine/journal titles Volume, Issue & Page numbers Plus for internet sites Retrieval dates Library Database names Website urls Website titles, authoring responsibilities

16 Acknowledge & Cite ! MLA Style Style Guides

17 MLA Style Book Peck, John and Martin Coyle. How to Study a Shakespeare Play. 2 nd ed. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave, 1995. Chapter in a Book Bertz, Doug. “Some Notes on the Stone Angel.” Challenging Territory: the Writing of Margaret Laurence. Ed. Christian Riegel. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1997. 170-178.

18 MLA Style Journal Article Woodcock, George. “Many Solitudes: The Travel Writings of Margaret Laurence.” Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'etudes canadiennes 13.3 (1978): 3-12. When Article is retrieved from a Library Database Add : name of Library database accessed and the online subscription service, name of Library, city where Library is located and date retrieved Contemporary Literary Criticism-Select. Gale. Okanagan College Lib,, Penticton. 27 Sept. 2006.

19 Info Skills Replay !  listing Keywords  searching Library Catalogue  checking Reference books (print/online)  finding Articles on databases  recording References  using MLA style

20 Need help ? Ask Us ! Come to Library Reference Desk Librarians – Anne Cossentine, Michelle Ward Ask Us (reference help) From library webpage

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