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HST 290: Practice of History – The U.S . in the Pacific. Dr. William McCarthy Ms. Sue Cody [email protected] Your Current R esearch S kills?. How would you rate your current research skills? Strong Satisfactory Needs improvement Poor

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HST 290: Practice of History – The U.S. in the Pacific

Dr. William McCarthy

Ms. Sue Cody

[email protected]


Your Current Research Skills?

  • How would you rate your current research skills?

    • Strong

    • Satisfactory

    • Needs improvement

    • Poor

  • What causes you the most anxiety/confusion/frustration?

  • What are your favorite sources for historical research?


Where do you go to find. . .

  • Scholarly articles?

  • Articles written during the time studied?

  • Books?

  • Primary sources?


Our plan

  • Review Research Guide for this course.

  • Explore various finding aids.

  • Review search techniques

  • Learn to identify primary sources.

  • Become familiar with special services.

    • Interlibrary Loan

    • Ask a librarian


Where to get help

  • Learning Commons Help Desk

    • In person

    • Telephone

    • Email

    • Chat

    • Text

  • By Appointment

  • Contact me directly: [email protected]


Finding Articles

  • Home page Article Search (Integrated search)

  • Databases A-Z

    • Individual databases

  • Databases by Subject

    • Quick Search (Integrated search)

    • Individual databases

  • Bibliographies & Notes


Database Exploration

  • Library Homepage Article Search

  • Historical Abstracts

  • Jstor

  • Public Affairs Information Service

  • Google Scholar

  • WorldCat

SCOPE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Publication type, e.g., articles, books

  • Number of publications/records

  • Dates covered:

    • Publication

    • Historical period

  • Subjects covered

  • Other parameters


Search tips

  • And, Or, Not

    • And narrows

    • Or adds synonyms/related

    • Not excludes (use carefully)

      Search example

  • Manifest destiny OR Imperialism

  • AND

  • Pacific OR Asia OR Philippines

  • AND

  • United States


More Search Tips

  • Truncate for word variations

    • Imperialis* = Imperialism, Imperialist, Imperialists

  • Words anywhere or phrase?

    • American imperialism vs. “American imperialism”

  • Field-specific searches

    • Geopolitics in Source


Find the full text!

Keliher, Macabe. "Anglo-American Rivalry and the Origins of U.S. China Policy." Diplomatic History 31, no. 2 (April 2007): 227-257.

  • Does the library have it?

  • What format or location?

  • What online access (vendor, e.g., Jstor)?


Find the full text!

Hones, Sheila and YasuoEndo. “History, Distance and Text: Narratives of the 1853–1854 Perry Expedition to Japan.” Journal of Historical Geography32, no. 3 (July 2006): 563-578.

  • Does the library have it?

  • What format or location?

  • What online access? (vendor, e.g., Jstor)?


Find the full text!

Lincoln, A. “Theodore Roosevelt and the First Russian-American Crisis.” Southern California Quarterly 45, no. 4 (December 1963): 323-336.

  • Does the library have it?

  • What format or location?

  • What online access (vendor, e.g., Jstor)?


Find the full text!

Burnham, Michelle. “Trade, Time and the Calculus of Risk in Early Pacific Travel Writing.” Early American Literature 46, no. 3 (November 2011): 425-447.

  • Does the library have it?

  • What format or location?

  • What online access (vendor, e.g., Jstor)?


Find the full text!

Guan, Ang Cheng. “United States-Indonesia Relations: The 1965 Coup and After.” War & Society 21, no. 1 (May 2003: 119-136.

  • Does the library have it?

  • What format or location?

  • What online access (vendor, e.g., Jstor)?


Finding Books

  • Library Catalog

    • local & UNCP/FSU

    • Ebooks from Ebsco and ABC-Clio, etc.

  • WorldCat

    • 9,000 libraries / @1.2 billion items

  • Google Books (@ 12 million / @ 7 million full-text)

  • Project Gutenberg (@ 33,000 books)

  • Some databases lead to books

    • Cited directly

    • Book reviews


Randall Online Catalog:Keyword vs. Subject Searching

  • What’s the difference?

  • What is a useful Subject Heading for Manifest destiny?

    • Start with a keyword search, then look for subjects in the records retrieved.


Keyword/Subject features

  • Keyword

    • Finds words anywhere in record.

    • Look at records to see subject headings.

    • Search lots of terms, word variations

  • Subject Headings

    • Controlled vocabulary

    • May not be “natural language” but may find more

    • Hierarchical arrangement helps narrow topic

    • Searches only the subject field


Suggested Subject Headings

  • Check headings in records you find by keyword or other searches

  • Use the Library of Congress Classification Web database.

  • In the catalog, search by any segment of a heading – rotated display, e.g., Foreign relations

  • Same terms are used in WorldCat


Searching Personal Names

  • Keyword searches

    • Either order

    • Try name variations, e.g., initials

  • Author/Subject

    • Last name first, e.g. Lodge, Henry Cabot

    • Asian names are a challenge, e.g.

      Mao


Online Catalog Features

  • Subjects for related items

  • Call numbers for related items (usually)

    • Library of Congress outline

    • http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html

    • SuDoc arranges by agency (not as useful for browsing)

  • Cover, summary, reviews

  • Location maps

  • Expanding search to UNCCLC

  • Add to Bag/Add to My Lists

  • Text Message


Finding Books – LC Call Nos.

  • Alpha-numeric

  • Single letters before double

  • First number is a whole number

  • Everything after the decimal point is a decimal value.


WorldCat

  • 9,000+ libraries

  • Finds items for ILL requests

    • Rare items not lent

    • Rare items may be reprinted & available

  • Websites included – often w/ free access!


Interlibrary Loan

  • Create an account/create a new account

  • Username – UNCW domain name

  • Password – UNCW password


Secondary - Primary

  • For the next session

    • Find a relevant secondary source (book or article) with a bibliography.

    • Review the bibliography to find a primary source.

    • Copy the page with the primary source citation.

    • Highlight citation for primary source.

    • Complete exercise form; attach copy; bring to class.


Next Class

  • Primary Sources

    • What they are

    • How to find them


Questions?

What will you do when you have questions?


Ask for help – it’s what we do!

[email protected]

http://library.uncw.edu


HST 290: Practice of History – The U.S. in the Pacific

Dr. William McCarthy

Ms. Sue Cody

[email protected]


Primary Sources

  • Dairies, journals, other writings of “players”

  • Eyewitness/Observer accounts

  • Memoirs, autobiographies (written later)

  • Official documents

    • Laws, treaties, reports, orders, transcripts of proceedings, addresses, etc.

  • Images

  • Movies, Novels, etc.? (Depends on context of research)


Primary or Secondary?

  • Scholarly article on the U.S. annexation of the Philippines.

  • Text of the 1898 Joint Resolution to provide for annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the U.S.

  • An encyclopedia of American foreign relations.

  • Collection of U.S. soldiers letters from Korea published in a book.

  • New York Times article about Theodore Roosevelt’s Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Biography of Madame Chiang Kai-shek.

  • Anthology of voyage narratives.

  • Chronology of Asian history and culture.


Randall Online Catalog & WorldCat

  • Standard Subheadings for Primary Sources

    • Correspondence

    • Diaries

    • Interviews

    • Personal narratives*

    • Sources

    • See guide for others


Randall Online Catalog & WorldCat

  • Keyword Search

    • Hawaii and sources

  • Search specific headings or persons

    • Commodore Perry as author (Perry, Matthew Calbraith)

  • Look for items not tagged as primary source

    • Primary documents may be included in secondary sources

    • Eyewitness authors may not be tagged as sources


Periodicals and Newspapers

  • New York Times Archive

  • Readers’ Guide Retrospective

  • Palmer’s Index to the Times (London)


Official Documents

  • HeinOnline

    • Congressional Record

  • Lexis Nexis Academic - Legal

    • Court Opinions

  • Lexis-Nexis Congressional

    • Hearings (Not all full text)

  • Foreign Relations of the U.S. (FRUS)

  • Presidential Papers


Bibliographies—Follow the trail

  • Book-length (Reference Collection)

  • Secondary sources (books and journal articles)

  • Types

    • Classified (easiest to find primary sources)

    • Alphabetical

    • Footnotes/Endnotes

  • What did you find?


Questions?

What will you do when you have questions?


Ask for help – it’s what we do!

[email protected]

http://library.uncwil.edu/askref.html


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