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1 Bibliography and Textual Studies ~ Methods & Materials I ~ Melanie Mills 19 October 2010 ENG 9002 ~ Fall 2010 ~

2 ~ Methods & Materials I Agenda Introduction to… ~ Western Libraries ~ The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Research Methods, A Primer ~ Research Materials, Foundations ~ Feedback for Methods & Materials II ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

3 ~ Western Libraries Supporting you in your role(s) as… ~ Student ~ Teacher ~ Scholar ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

4 ~ Support for Graduate Students Facilities ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

5 ~ Support for Graduate Students Facilities ~ learning zones ~ individual and group study ~ printing, photocopying, scanning ~ computing (sit-down, plug-in or wireless) ~ hours vary by location, check website ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

6 ~ Support for Graduate Students Resources ~ physical collection (books, journals, microforms, audio-visual materials, etc). ~ digital collection (e-books, e-journals, databases, dissertations and theses, repositories, etc). ~ 24/7 access to the digital library ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

7 ~ Support for Graduate Students The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Arts & Humanities ~ Information and Media Studies ~ Social Science ~ Special CollectionsSpecial Collections ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

8 ~ Support for Graduate Students Resources (cont’d) ~ Western Libraries Access CodeAccess Code ~ Loan Periods* MA (28 days) PhD (120 days) N.B. All loans renewable (up to three times, online); subject to recall ( alert). ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

9 ~ Support for Graduate Students Services ~ Electronic Document Delivery (ARCC)Electronic Document Delivery ~ Interlibrary Loans (RACER)Interlibrary Loans ~ Request a PurchaseRequest a Purchase ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

10 ~ Support for Graduate Students Services ~ Research Help (in-person, chat, )Research Help ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

11 ~ Teaching Support ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

12 ~ Research Support ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

13 ~ One Stop Access ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

14 ~ Methods & Materials I Agenda ~ Western Libraries ~ The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Research Methods, A Primer ~ Research Materials, Foundations ~ Feedback for Methods & Materials II ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

15 ~ Research Methods, A Primer What we will review… ~ Research Process (in brief) ~ Search Strategies (keyword and subject); using appropriate command language, controlled vocabulary and search syntax. ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

16 ~ Research Methods, A Primer ~ The Research Process ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library (Re) Define Research Topic Preliminary Research Revise Topic Revise, Refine Research

17 ~ Research Methods, A Primer ~ Search Strategies (Boolean Logic) ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library AND narrows your search; retrieves items that contain both… OR broadens your search; retrieves items that contain either… AND NOT narrows your search; retrieves items that contain… e.g. restoration AND criticism e.g. (theater OR theatre) e.g. poetry NOT epic

18 ~ Research Methods, A Primer ~ Boolean Logic (AND) satire and “American Literature” ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library satire American Literature

19 ~ Research Methods, A Primer ~ Boolean Logic (OR) satire or parody ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library satireparody

20 ~ Research Methods, A Primer ~ Search Strategies (Truncation, Wildcards) ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Truncation * (asterisk) retrieves all possible endings of a root word… e.g. litera* = literacy, literary, literature, etc. ? (question mark) replaces a single character… ~ Wildcards e.g. wom?n = woman, women, womyn, etc.

21 ~ Research Methods, A Primer ~ Search Strategies (Subject Searching) ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Keyword: textual stud* Related Subjects: Criticism – Textual Bibliography – Methodology Discourse analysisCriticism – Textual Bibliography – Methodology Discourse analysis Begin with keyword searching, then move onto searching by LC Subject Heading. For example:

22 ~ Research Methods, A Primer ~ Search Strategies (Field Searching) ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library Allows you to limit your search to a particular field in an item record. For example: A: (Author) e.g. (a:Twain or a:Clemens) T: (Title)e.g. t:bibliography and Milton N: (Note) e.g. Shakespeare and n:folio* and n:”British Library” S: (Subject)e.g. s:"South Asia*" and t:diaspor*

23 ~ Research Methods, A Primer ~ Let’s try a few live searches… ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library The Shared Libraries Catalogue (http://alpha.lib.uwo.ca)http://alpha.lib.uwo.ca Browse by Program (http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs)http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs Databases by Title (http://www.lib.uwo.ca/dbt/)http://www.lib.uwo.ca/dbt/

24 ~ Research Materials, Foundations Browse by Program > Arts and Humanities > English ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

25 ~ Methods & Materials II Next Week: ~ Advanced Research Methods ~ Research Materials (cont’d) ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

26 ~ Feedback ~ Please share your feedback regarding today’s session, and provide your input to help influence the content and design of next week’s session: Methods & Materials II. Survey Monkey: ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library

27 ~ See you next week! Melanie Mills Assistant Librarian, English & Philosophy The D.B. Weldon Library ~ Office Hours: Wednesdays (2 - 4 PM) University College, Room 171 ENG 9002: Bibliography and Textual Studies (Fall 2010) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library


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