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Hst 290 practice of history the u s in the pacific

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

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

Where do you go to find. . .

  • Scholarly articles?

  • Articles written during the time studied?

  • Books?

  • Primary sources?


Our plan

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

Where to get help

  • Learning Commons Help Desk

    • In person

    • Telephone

    • Email

    • Chat

    • Text

  • By Appointment

  • Contact me directly: [email protected]


Finding articles

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

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

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

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

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 text1

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 text2

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 text3

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 text4

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

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

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/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

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

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

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

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

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

Interlibrary Loan

  • Create an account/create a new account

  • Username – UNCW domain name

  • Password – UNCW password


Secondary primary

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

Next Class

  • Primary Sources

    • What they are

    • How to find them


Questions

Questions?

What will you do when you have questions?


Ask for help it s what we do

Ask for help – it’s what we do!

[email protected]

http://library.uncw.edu


Hst 290 practice of history the u s in the pacific1

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

Dr. William McCarthy

Ms. Sue Cody

[email protected]


Primary sources

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

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

Randall Online Catalog & WorldCat

  • Standard Subheadings for Primary Sources

    • Correspondence

    • Diaries

    • Interviews

    • Personal narratives*

    • Sources

    • See guide for others


Randall online catalog worldcat1

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

Periodicals and Newspapers

  • New York Times Archive

  • Readers’ Guide Retrospective

  • Palmer’s Index to the Times (London)


Official documents

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

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?


Questions1

Questions?

What will you do when you have questions?


Ask for help it s what we do1

Ask for help – it’s what we do!

[email protected]

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


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