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  1. Library Workshop for ENG204 Lingnan University LibraryMarch 2013 This PowerPoint can be downloaded from: http://www.library.ln.edu.hk/services/library-workshops/handouts

  2. Library Collections • AV materials, books, journals & newspapers • E-resources: E-Databases, E-Journals, Selected Internet Resources • 1. Searched by Library online catalogue http://www.library.ln.edu.hk/ • 2. Searched by 1-Searchhttp://lingnan.summon.serialssolutions.com/ • Subject Guides • Citation Tools - RefWorks

  3. AV materials, E-Databases, E-Journals, Selected Internet Resources 1-Search Subject Guides Library Online Catalogue

  4. Subject Guides http://libguides.ln.edu.hk/english?hs=a

  5. How to construct a search • Step 1 – Identify key concepts • Author? A particular work? Content of the work? Criticism of a particular work? • Main conceptscan be the name of an author or keyword from a particular work • Step 2 – Selection of search words • Use related words/synonyms • Use of Thesaurus • For author search, type surname first (E.g. Austen, Jane, but NOT Jane Austen)

  6. How to construct a search • Step 3 – Search command • Use “AND/OR/NOT” • E.g. Austen AND Pride • Shakespeare NOT “Merchant of Venice” • Truncation (retrieves all variant endings of that word) • E.g. criti* (criticize, criticism, critical etc.) • Parentheses ( ) : gives priority and order in the search statement • E.g. (fiction or novel) and Austen

  7. Library online catalogue • Title search • Pride and Prejudice • Subject search • Fiction • Author search • Austen, Jane (NOT Jane Austen for author search) • www.library.ln.edu.hk

  8. 1-Search - Features • One single search box • Many different types of contents • Facet refine • At fine toning stage, welcome to try • Report problems to us

  9. 1-search E.g. Search for “Harry Potter” in 1-Search

  10. HKALL • If you cannot find a specific book in the Lingnan University library catalogue, you can search for HKALL to see if the item can be searched and borrowed in other 7 UGC-funded University Libraries. • Demonstration: Twenty-first century novels. the first decade

  11. ILLiad (Inter-library Loan) • If you cannot find a journal article from the databases of our Library, you can request for the ILLiad service. • Instructions of ILLiad: http://www.library.ln.edu.hk/services/interlibrary-loan-services • For year 1-2 students: please fill in the form for the ILLiad service (instead of registering online), from the Circulation Counter of the Library.

  12. E-resources • E-Databases • Bibliographic Databases - contains descriptive information (citation and subject headings) for publications, such as books, periodical articles, & government documents, etc. • Full-text Databases - contains the partial or complete text of works, such as articles, books, poems, and essays.

  13. Key Databases • Academic Search Premier • EBSCOhost • Contemporary Literary Criticism • Literature Online (LION) • JSTOR • Exploring Novels/Exploring Poetry/Exploring Shakespeare/Exploring Short Stories • Etc. …

  14. Databases • By subject • By database name • All databases http://libguides.ln.edu.hk/databases

  15. Databases

  16. JSTOR http://www.jstor.org/ • Example • Beloved (item title) AND • review

  17. Literature Online (LION) • Example • Agatha Christie http://lion.chadwyck.co.uk/

  18. Contemporary Literary Criticism • Author Search • Title Search • Subject Guide • Advanced Search http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itw/infomark/0/1/1/purl=rc6_CLC?sw_aep=lingnan

  19. Databases on“CDNet” • Exploring Novels • Exploring Shakespeare • Exploring Short Stories • Exploring Poetry First time users of the above databases should follow the instruction of the website and install the reader from CITRIX first

  20. LexisNexis Academic • Full-text information of news, business, and legal publications in English • SCMP: from July 28, 1992 to current • Easy Search • Search news articles • Find a US legal case by Citation or Party Name • Find a company profile by Name or Ticker Symbol • Find a country profile • Research a person • Do a broad search across different types of sources • Example • Hillary Clinton http://www.lexisnexis.com/ap/academic/

  21. LexisNexis Academic • Power Search • Index Terms lookup • Supports sophisticated query language techniques for Boolean Searching

  22. Citation Tools - RefWorks http://libguides.ln.edu.hk/databases

  23. Need Help? • General Enquiry: 2616-8586 • Reference Enquiry: 2616-8571 • Ask a Librarian / Email: refstaff@ln.edu.hk • “Chat with a Librarian” service

  24. Q & A Thank You!