Finding Information for Latin American Studies 310 by Denis Lacroix French/Spanish Librarian
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Finding Information for Latin American Studies 310 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 MLA ¿Women and movies in Mexico?
Finding Basic Research Tools Subject Guides Click on the Subjects tab on the 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 Motion pictures – Encyclopedias Motion pictures – Latin America – Biography Motion pictures -- Mexico Online : Literature Resource Center e.g. [Advanced Search] [Author] Buñuel Luis Literature Resource Center Key resources: Quién es quién en el teatro y el cine español e hispanoamericano New Latin American Cinema
Finding Books By author: [Browse] or [Keyword] Foster, David William By title Mexico City in contemporary Mexican cinema Request or place a hold on a book By numbers [Call numbers] PN 1993.5 M4 F67 [ISBN] 0292725418 About an author as subject [Browse] or [Keyword] Bunuel, Luis
Advanced Searching Finding books about a topic Think of variant or similar terms Use Boolean operators, e.g. and, or [Words Anywhere] Mexico and (motion pictures or film or movie or cinema). Now Search by [Subject]. Use truncation symbols: $ ? [Subject] mexico and (motion picture$ or film$ or movie$ or cinema$) Click on Advanced Search and add [Words anywhere] wom?n to the above search string.
Finding Articles in Periodicals Periodicals contain articles. 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 others have a mixture of both
Periodical Magazines or journals or newspapers. These are published on an ongoing basis. Article An individual essay, story, editorial etc., usually published in a periodical, but sometimes as a chapter in a book. Citation The written reference to a document. Volume # Issue # The numbering system used to differentiate between individual issues of a periodical. Full text The complete text of the article is available in the database; it is not necessary to find the paper copy of the periodical Abstract A very short summary of an article or book chapter.
Databases: Academic Search Premier Searching examples: [Subject] Mexico [Subject] motion picture* or film* or movie* or cinema* [Default Fields] wom?n 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 option
Databases: Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) Click on Search: [Subject] motion picture mexico [Keyword] wom Save citations to bibliography and send by e-mail or print Search for periodical in Library catalogue Search for Studies in Latin American Popular Culture In Library Catalogue Choose Browse and Periodical Title in “Other Search Options” Periodical is available online! But, check the citation carefully!
Databases: Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) Go to Expert Search [Subject] film* mexico Click on Search for variants and Search Click on citation number to see full citation. Click on related article subjects for more articles
This is a book chapter. Search for book title in the Library catalogue to find this chapter. To refine your search, click on subjects. This is a book. Click Subjects for more titles on a related topic.
Databases: MLA International Bibliography Search for (movie* or motion picture* or film* or video* or cinema* or actor*) and mexico and wom?n Combine searches by checking terms and clicking on Combine checked.. Click on Display. Search for periodical or book titles in Library Catalogue. or click on Check for holdings.
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 or MLA.
Let’s Practice Find the Latin American Studies Subject Guide. Find a film encyclopedia. Find a book on Brazilian cinema. Find a periodical article on the movies in Bolivia using the database MLA Find a periodical in citations from preceding search at the Library