Finding Information for Latin American Studies 210 by Denis Lacroix French/Spanish Librarian
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Finding Information for Latin American Studies 210 by Denis Lacroix French/Spanish Librarian http://www.library.ualberta.ca/instruction/hss/index.cfm
Session Outline Finding Basic Research Information and Subject Guides Finding Books by author, subject, title, numbers Boolean, Truncation, and Advanced Searching Finding Articles in Periodicals using Databases
The Research Question HAPI HLAS PAIS ¿Globalization in South America?
Finding Basic Research Tools Subject Guides Click on the Subjects tab on the Library home page.Library home page Click on Humanities and Social Sciences. Under Area Studies, Click on Latin American Studies. In the yellow strip on the right-hand side, click on Information Sources on Latin America.
Finding Basic Research Tools Subject Headings : search in the CatalogueCatalogue South America– Dictionaries Latin America – Encyclopedias Uruguay -- Encyclopedias Argentina – Biography – Dictionaries Peru – History Online : Literature Resource Center Literature Resource Center
Books vs. Periodical Articles Books are a good place to start for an author or subject that is well-known and not too recent Check book bibliographies for references to other books and articles Use the NEOS Libraries Catalogue to find books
Finding Books By author: [Browse] or [Keyword] García Marquez, Gabriel By title One Hundred Years of Solitude Request or place a hold on a book By numbers [Call numbers] HC 125 L34744 About a person as subject [Browse] García Marquez, Gabriel
Advanced Searching Finding books about a topic: Think of variant or similar terms. Use Boolean operators, e.g. and, or. [Words Anywhere] South America and (globalization or neoliberalism) [Subject] Latin America and (globalization or neoliberalism) Use truncation symbols: $ ? [Words Anywhere] (global$ or neoliberal$) and “South America$” [Words Anywhere] globali?ation
Books vs. Periodical Articles Periodical articles are a good place to start if an author’s reputation is recent or local you are looking for a detailed analysis (e.g. globalization in Argentina) To find articles search: periodical databases
Finding Articles in Periodicals The library catalogue cannot be used to find articles on your research topic. Instead, you need to search databases. Databases are all different: some contain full-text articles, some list only citations and abstracts, some are interdisciplinary others are subject specific Use database Help feature for searching assistance
Databases: Academic Search Premier Searching examples: [Subject] South America* and [Default Fields] globali* or neoliberal* To view full-text, click on HTML or PDF. To save, mail, or print citations Click on Add folder, Click on Folder has items, Click on print, e-mail or save options.
Databases: Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) Click on Search: (one term/field, truncation) [Subject] South America and [Keyword] neoliberal Save citations to bibliography and send by e- mail or print. Search for periodical in Library catalogue. Search for Latin American Politics and Society. In Library Catalogue Choose Browse and Periodical Title in “Other Search Options.” Periodical is available online!
Finding Periodicals in the Library Search the NEOS Libraries Catalogue Use the Other Search Options search feature Search for the periodical title Click on Browse Click on the Search button
Current Issues Kept in Rutherford South 2 nd floor Shelved around the perimeter Organized alphabetically by title Older Issues Located in Rutherford North or South Interfiled with books by call number
Databases: Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) Go to Expert Search. [Subject] global* [Subject] south america global* Click on “Include word variants” and Search. Click on citation number. Click on related article subjects for more articles.
To refine your search, click on subjects. This is a book. Search book title in Library catalogue.
Databases: PAIS International Click on Advanced Search Enter search terms: one concept / box Check the PAIS Index for your subject terms, i.e. globalization. U of A Library holdings are indicated in PAIS Check U of A Library catalogue to find the exact location of the item Use the Interlibrary loan (ILL) form to order documents not at the U of A
More Databases Click on the Subjects tab on the Library home page. Click on Humanities and Social Sciences. Under Area Studies Click on Latin American Studies. Scroll down through the databases and find more information on each by clicking on More Info. Other Databases to consider seriously: Humanities Abstracts; Clase/Periódica MLA http://lanic.utexas.edu/ http://lanic.utexas.edu/
Reference Services Consult the librarians in-person or by telephone at the Reference desk through e-mail through chat reference
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