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1 DART 261 Library Research Melinda Reinhart Visual Arts Librarian October 2010

2 Library Resources: Outline Using the Library Scholarly & Popular Literature Databases | Finding journal articles Library Catalogues |Finding books Google – Books & Scholar Bibliographies in books, articles & web Preparing your Bibliography Citation guides RefWorks

3 Using Concordia Libraries Concordia has 2 libraries: Webster & Vanier ID card is your library card Borrow 30 books for 3 weeks (subject to recall) Create PIN in MyCLUES on Library web siteLibrary web site Renew materials online Request materials Access online journals and databases from home

4 Using Other Libraries Get CREPUQ card at the Circulation Desk to borrow up to 3 books at other university libraries Use the Interlibrary Loans service to request books, articles, etc. from other libraries Check the catalogues of other library catalogues from the QUICKLINKS

5 Your research assignment Locate and evaluate sources of information about your artifact and its place in contemporary society. Find: Book(s) Scholarly journal(s) Popular media source(s)

6 Scholarly Publications Usually academic author and affiliation Published by university or recognized scholarly publisher Evidence of research and analysis; not just opinions Extensive bibliographies

7 Popular Publications author generally not associated with university or research often provides descriptions, biographies, opinions generally highly illustrated with lots of visuals doesn’t include bibliography

8 Search Example Artifact: iPod nano Historical artifact: transistor

9 Preparing your search: identify keywords Begin with specific object ……. ipod nano ipod You may not find resources on specific artifact, so you will search for materials using more general categories your artifact belongs to….. – Music and digital – Digital and culture – Technology and culture While searching always check for alternative keywords to use

10 Why use Journals & Magazines Recent research is often published in journal literature Articles often focus on more specific issues or questions

11 Databases | tools for identifying articles in journals You can use Google Scholar …. but For more recent and complete coverage use DATABASES

12 Use DATABASES to find journal articles Interdisciplinary Databases Academic Search Complete – popular & scholarly Academic Search Complete JSTOR – mostly scholarly, but most recent not available Humanities & Social Sciences Articles related to culture and society in a broader context Art & Design Databases Articles on object in context of art, design and design history Business Databases Articles on object in relation to consumers, marketing, trends ….. Design Research Guide has a list of databases to consider ……

13 How to find the journals From database use Check E-journals page Check to find out if library has online subscription and if so, the date coverage Check CLUES Check for dates Get call no. If using in library, you will need a Copy Card Articles from paper journals can be requested through Article Delivery service Check other libraries Go to library and photocopy Request via InterLibrary Loans

14 Google Scholar Covers some journal and book literature Not as comprehensive as databases If working off campus, check to see if library has article or book – don’t pay for materials

15 Library Catalogues | Books CLUES, Concordia Library Catalogue keyword vs subject

16 Subject Headings in Library Catalogues If you don’t find resources specific to your artifact, use general subject headings: Information society social aspects Technology social aspects Technological innovations social aspects List of Subject headings are on Design Research GuideDesign Research Guide body image social aspects beauty culture clothing and dress social aspects design social aspects

17 Google Books provide scans of parts of books ranging from a few lines to entire chapters You can use to: check the contents of books search on highly specific keywords to find potential books for your research

18 Search Approaches Combining keywords technology and culture social or society

19 Other search features Searching phrases “……” “design history” “material culture” Searching variations on a word * cultur* culture or cultures or cultural

20 Limiting options Limiting Dates Type of document: scholarly, magazines, etc.

21 Looking for images ARTstor Image database has high resolution images of many objects

22 Formatting your Bibliography Mark and export/save records in search tools Check the following pages under QUICKLINKSQUICKLINKS – Citation Guides Explain how to format bibliographic references – RefWorks Set up account to create a database of your research references

23 Researching in Library Computer stations In Libraries – Reference Area – 2 nd floor NETNAME & password required – Wireless Laptops – Circulation desk 2 nd floor can borrow for 2 hours You can use your own laptop – must set up for wireless access – All workstations are connected to printers Copy card required for printing

24 If you have Questions: ASK At the Reference Desk Webster Library 2 nd floor Ask a Librarian E-mail Chat You can also contact me

25 And so…… a few things to remember Create a Library PIN in MyCLUES When searching play with language to find good key words Check bibliographies of books & articles that are relevant …. You may discover other documents you can use Start early…. Some of you may have to spend up to 5 or more hours to find good references

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