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1 English 080 out-search, out-cite, out-last Michelle Ward, Sep 2008 Okanagan College Kelowna, Library Library Survivor Okanagan

2 Getting Started ! Library Website Challenge 1 Where’s my home campsite ?

3 Out-Search Library Catalogue Library Catalogue OC Webpage Library Webpage Challenge 2 Where to find books, reserves, videos ……… ?

4 Out-Search Library Catalogue Challenge 2 - Round 1 Reward ! Reserves

5 Out-Search Library Catalogue Challenge 2 - Round 2 Does the Library hold my textbook? I know its Title & Author.. there’s a video too Click here for more by same author

6 Out-Search Library Catalogue Challenge 2 - Round 3 Keyword Relevance Search

7 Out-Search Library Catalogue Click on these links for more on the subject Check for multiple locations & items

8 Challenge 2 - Round 4 Subject Browse Search Out-Search Library Catalogue Make a request for a book held at another campus various subject options

9 Out-Search Reference Resources Online Challenge 3 Trek the Reference jungle …

10 General / All Subjects Online Resources  Academic Search Premier  CBCA Complete (Canadian Business & Current Affairs)  Canadian Newsstand  MAS Ultra (School Edition) … ! try out all those keywords, try different combinations full-text Where can I get this article … ? ! watch for full-text and Where can I get this article … ? Out-Search Journal, magazine, newspaper Articles Bonus! Reward Challenge Find Articles

11 What do we mean by ? Scholarly journals, periodicals, magazine articles … A periodical appears on a regular basis (e.g. daily, weekly, monthly or annually). Includes academic journals, magazines & newspapers. Academic/scholarly journals contain articles written by scholars (professors, researchers, experts), and critiqued by other scholars (peer-reviewed), before publication. content fairly complex often a short abstract or summary at the beginning & a bibliography or list of works cited at the end. Example - Journal of Canadian Studies Magazines/popular journals are intended for the general public Articles may be written by people with some in-depth knowledge of a topic, by professional writers who have done some background research, or by reporters with no previous knowledge of the subject. Examples - Maclean's and Time

12 What do we mean by ? Indexes, abstracts, citations, online databases, full-text … A periodical index helps you locate articles on specific topics lists citations of articles from academic journals, magazines & newspapers includes the author (if available), title of the article, name of the journal, the issue and pages on which the article appears = citation some include article summaries ("abstracts") or even the full-text of articles are available for different subject areas. Each index covers a defined set of journals in a particular area, such as Business, Sciences, Literature, etc..

13 What do we mean by ? Article databases OC Library subscribes to periodical indexes in the form of Article databases. Library Web Page links to many article databases using the internet. The database describes each article, in every issue of a large number of journals. Some databases contain only citations; others include abstracts; many feature full-text. Full-text complete text with illustrations of a periodical article (e.g., EBSCO) or the text only (e.g., CBCA Complete) can be saved or printed (PDF & HTML formats) or emailed

14 Out-Search Article Databases Search in Article Databases for General/All Subjects Online Resources then choose Database to search e.g Academic Search Premier Library Webpage

15 Out-Search Article Databases Example 1 Academic article Full-text online Narrow from All Results to Academic Journals or for easier reading, Magazines

16 Out-Search Article Databases Choose a likely citation, check the abstract, look to find a full copy of the article? Search for more using subject links

17 Out-Search Article Databases Example 2 No full-text… Where can I get this article?

18 Out-Search Article Databases Full text in another Library database

19 Out-Cite ! Challenge 4 Record your Sources … References Books & chapters in books, videos: Authors, Titles of book / chapter / video, Publishers/Producers, Place & Date of Publication … Journal Articles: article Authors, article Titles; journal/newspaper/magazine Titles Volume, Issue & Page numbers … When sourced in online journals or library databases or websites or webpages add: Library Database/Online Journal/Webpage names & urls (website addresses) Retrieval dates

20 Out-Cite ! MLA Style Style Guides

21 MLA Style Book Kochanski, Mors. Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival. 2 nd ed. Edmonton, AB: Lone Pine, 1988. Chapter in a Book Neimeyer, Mark. “Poe and Popular Culture.” The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poe. Ed. Kevin J. Hayes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. 205-24.

22 MLA Style Journal Article Johnson, Rich. “The Survival Zone.” Outdoor Life 215.3 (2008): 49-54. When Article is retrieved from a Library Database Add : name of Library database accessed & the online subscription service; name of Library, city where Library is located and date retrieved MAS Ultra – School Edition. EBSCO. Okanagan College Lib,, Kelowna. 8 Sep. 2008. Article Author Article Title Journal Title Volume, issue, date, pages

23 MLA Style Online Dictionary to which Library subscribes “Hypothermia.” The Oxford English Dictionary. 2 nd ed. 1989. OED Online. Okanagan College Lib., Kelowna. 8 Sep. 2008. Web sites Brians, Paul. “Study Guide for Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles (1950).” Course Materials for the Study of Science Fiction. Department of English, Washington Sate University. 8 Sep. 2008. for internet sites : Author, if possible then “title of page” and whole site title then Publication information if available i.e. Site publisher, place followed by Retrieval date & finally Website url

24 Need help ? Come to Library Reference Desk & ask the Librarians Ask Us / AskAway (email/chat reference help) from library webpage

25 Library Council – Will you be voted off? What challenges have you won today? getting started with Library Webpage searching Library Catalogue checking Reference books (print/online) finding Articles on databases recording References using MLA style finding Help

26 Out-Search, Out-Cite, Out-Last … You’re a Library Survivor !

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