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Literature in Theory & Practice. Frederic Murray Assistant Professor MLIS, University of British Columbia BA, Political Science, University of Iowa Instructional Services Librarian Al Harris Library [email protected] Research Strategies Search Boolean Keyword

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literature in theory practice

Literature in Theory & Practice

Frederic Murray

Assistant Professor

MLIS, University of British Columbia

BA, Political Science, University of Iowa

Instructional Services Librarian

Al Harris Library

[email protected]

today s class
Research Strategies

Search

Boolean

Keyword

Citation Tracking

Peer Review

Resources

Catalogs

Al Harris

WorldCat

Bibliographies

Databases

JSTOR

MLA

Scholarly Journals

WWW

Today’s Class
boolean
AND = Narrow

OR = Expand

Boolean
  • NOT = Exclude
keywords
KEYWORDS

- literary technique

- narrative

- expository

- novel, novella

- short story

- plays

- fables, fairy tales

- creative writing

- writing style

-bibliographies

Tell the Catalog/Database/SE what you seek: Specifically!

keyword searching
Keyword Searching
  • Keyword
    • Title
      • Translations/Spellings
        • Marquis or Marquise?
        • Search MLA Bibliography…

Author

      • Heinrich von Kleist
      • Search MLA Bibliography
al harris catalog
Al Harris Catalog
  • Remember* Catalog defaults to relevance search
  • Remember* Use a Keyword search and Boolean to help limit results
  • Remember* Use Limiters to narrow your search.
  • Remember* Use Subject links to focus on your topic.
open world cat
Open World Cat
  • Meta search engine for online catalogs of libraries all over the world. Search for any book using a geographic location for the closest sources.
  • Over 9000 libraries combined.
  • If you find it in WorldCat, and it\'s not in our library, we can get it through ILL.
  • CREATE A USER ACCOUNT
e books ebrary netbook
E-Books: Ebrary/Netbook
  • 24/7
  • Full Text Searching*
  • Highlight Markup
  • Note Taking
  • Changeable Font Size
  • Multiplicity of Use
  • CREATE A BOOKSHELF
reference collection
Reference Collection
  • Learn to use critical bibliographies as a tool in evaluating materials
  • Critical Survey of Poetry 1st Floor

R 809.1003 C869 2003

Search Robert Frost

Browse 800’s

best databases
Best Databases
  • MLA Bibliography 
  • JSTOR
  • Literary Reference Center
  • Project Muse 
mla bibliography
MLA Bibliography
  • This resource is an index of journal articles, books and dissertations. The electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1963 and contains over 1.5 million citations from more than 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers. Coverage is international and subjects include literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts.
mla bibliography1
MLA Bibliography
  • Limit by Language – English
  • Limit by Publication Type – Journal Article
  • Limit by Scholarly Article – Peer Reviewed
  • Limit by Full Text?
jstor
JSTOR
  • JSTOR is a full-text scholarly journal archive. JSTOR specializes in making available the back issues of journals in a wide variety of humanities and social science disciplines.
jstor1
JSTOR
  • Limit by Language – English
  • Limit by Publication Type – Journal Article
  • Narrow by discipline – Language & Literature, Bibliography, Feminist & Women\'s Studies…
citations
Shriver Jr., Donald W. “Bosnia in Fear and Hope.”

World Policy Journal;

Summer2001, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p43, 11p

PDF / HTML

Citations

Search the Virtual Stacks

Search the Virtual Stacks

tracking citations
Tracking Citations

Shriver Jr., Donald W. “Bosnia in Fear and Hope .” World Policy Journal; Summer2001, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p43, 11p

interlibrary loan service
Interlibrary Loan Service
  • You can make interlibrary loan requests by filling out an online interlibrary loan form for journal and magazine articles or for books, videos, and sound recordings
  • ArticlesFor articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers.
  • Books, Videos, and Sound RecordingsFor books, videos (including DVDs), and sound recordings

Link directly from

WorldCat.org

class exercise
Class Exercise
  • JSTOR Worksheet
today s class1
Today’s Class

Register/Create User Accounts

  • Open WorldCat
  • Ebrary
  • MLA Bibliography
  • JSTOR
questions
Questions?
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I.4 Differentiate between reviews of literary works and literary criticism

  • Review of Faulkner’s Sanctuary Posted on Web site
  • Critic of Faulkner’s Sanctuary Posted on Web Site
  • I.5 Understand the concept and significance of peer-reviewed sources of information
    • Do tutorial
  • II.1 Effectively use library catalogs & databases to identify relevant holdings at local institutions and print and online catalogs and bibliographic tools to identify holdings at other libraries
    • Boolean /Keywords
    • 800
  • II.6 Understand the range of physical and virtual locations and repositories and how to navigate them successfully – Browse 800 field in Ref collection
    • Find citation
  • III.1 Identify the best indexes and databases
  • JSTOR/MLA
  • IV.2 Use interlibrary loan and document delivery to acquire materials not available at one\'s own library
  • V.1 Know about Internet resources (e.g., electronic discussion lists, websites) and how to evaluate them for relevancy and credibility
  • V.2 Differentiate between resources provided free on the Internet and subscription electronic resources
  • V.4 Learn to use critical bibliographies as a tool in evaluating materials
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