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  1. LIBRARY WORKSHOP Communication Research Method (COMM 2350) April 2008

  2. Overview • Information Searching Tools • Keyword Search • Library Catalogue • Databases • Resources Outside HKBU Library

  3. Info Searching Tools

  4. When it links to JSTOR, login name is required when you access JSTORat home via Google page! You are not currently authorized to access this article. Login to JSTOR

  5. Culture / Social Life / History of Japan Film Review / Criticism / Study Women Status In Japan Beyond Content Content Only Original Novel Geishas in Tourism & Performing Arts Book Review Sometimes, It GoesBeyond the Film Itself… 藝伎回憶錄Memoirs of a Geisha

  6. BOOKS MULTIMEDIA JOURNALS STATISTICS NEWSPAPERS Info Searching Tools HKBU Library Catalogue

  7. NEWSPAPERS JOURNALS ARTICLES ARTICLES Info Searching Tools Indexes & Databases Others: Online Dictionaries, E-Learning Software, etc.

  8. Information Scenario Exercise: • Scenario #1: you want to know about a general overview on geisha in Japan • Scenario #2: you want information that critically evaluate and review the film of “Memoirs of a Geisha” • Scenario #3: you want to find the filmography of Zhang Yimou

  9. Information Scenario Exercise: • Scenario #1: you want to know about a general overview on geisha in Japan Searching Tool: Lib. Catalogue • Scenario #2: you want information that critically evaluate and review the film of “Memoirs of a Geisha” Searching Tool: Reviews @Databases/ Internet • Scenario #3: you want to find the filmography of Zhang Yimou Searching Tool: Databases/ Internet

  10. Keyword Search Skills

  11. Journal of Film and Video Sight and Sound Exercise • Find out whether the Library has the following journal JOURNALS Search Option: (a) Title (b) Keyword (c) Subject

  12. JOURNAL ARTICLE Exercise: Search a known citation Q: Which search option would you use in the library catalogue to find out whether we have this piece of information? • (a) author name • (b) article title • (c) journal title Wang Yiman. “From the Indexical to the Spectacle: On Zhang Yimou's Postmodern Turn in Not One Less.” Journal of Film and Video 57.3 (2005): 3-13.

  13. --------> film* Keyword Search Skills • When there is a topic on hand • This skills can be applied to : • HKBU Library Catalogue • Indexes & Databases • Internet Search Engines, e.g., Google, Yahoo • Different search engines use different symbols • Truncation* Film Films, Filmmaker, Filmography, Filmology, etc.

  14. AND OR AND NOT A B A B A B Keyword Search Skills • Phrase Search • Operators Won’t find: Style of comedy film Style of film Film style Movie style film*OR movie*OR motion picture* film* AND NOT photograph* film*AND politics <Narrow down> <Expand> <Exclude unwanted>

  15. Politics Films Hong Kong Develop a Search Strategy Politics in Hong Kong Films Identify the main concepts Film Movie* Motion picture* Political List possible Search terms Combine your search terms appropriately (film* or movie* or motion picture*) andhong kongandpolitic*

  16. Exercise: Pop Culture in Comedies Identify the main concepts List possible Search terms Combine your search terms appropriately

  17. Pop Culture Comedies Exercise: Pop Culture in Comedies Identify the main concepts Popular culture Street culture Comedy List possible Search terms (pop* culture or street culture) andcomed* Combine your search terms appropriately

  18. Library Catalogue

  19. Library Catalogue • Keyword Search vs. Subject Search Keyword Search : screenplay* screenwriting scriptwriting Subject Search : motion picture authorship motion picture plays

  20. Library Catalogue • Keyword Search vs. Subject Search

  21. Library Catalogue • Keyword Search vs. Subject Search

  22. About 吳宇森: - Biography - Criticism, etc. 「吳宇森」appears in 主題詞 (subject) field 吳宇森’s writings/ productions : 「吳宇森」appears in 作者 (author) field  s:吳宇森  a:吳宇森 Background: 「警匪片」appears in 書名 (title),撮要 (abstracts) or 主題詞 (subject) fields 吳宇森 Woo, John Library Catalogue • Keyword • Field search • Particularly good for people / movie search Example: s:吳宇森 and a:卓伯棠

  23. Library Catalogue • More applications of field search • Example • s:(feature films or 電影) and s:(hong kong or 香港) <in multimedia> • harry potter and s:(reviews or criticism) • s:interviews and s:Scorsese

  24. Exercise on Field Search • Keyword Search • Field search • Exercise: • Finding Tom Cruise’s films produced by the Paramount Pictures Corporation • Finding reviews on 王家衛 (Wong Kar Wai) • Finding interviews with 張藝謀 (Zhang Yimou)

  25. Library Catalogue • Subject Search • Selected subject headings related to film production

  26. Electronic Resources: Databases

  27. Databases

  28. Finding Film Criticism & Awards Person Search:Zhang Yimou • What is the difference between the review articles found on the Internet and in the Film Index International Online? Film Search:King Kong Film Search:Oscars Awards Film Index International Online

  29. Finding Film Reviews David Lynch “The Piano”, A 1993 film directed by Jane Campion (Jan Chapman Productions) Communication and Mass Media Complete @EBSCOhost

  30. Finding Interviews Demo: Zhang Yimou Try: Martin Scorsese Communication and Mass Media Complete @EBSCOhost

  31. Finding Journal Articles Globalization of kung fu (culture) through movies kung fu movie* globalization martial art* global globalize international film* motion picture* (kung fu or martial art*) and (movie* or film* or motion picture*) and (global* or international) Bruce Lee Stephen Chow Jackie Chan Communication and Mass Media Complete @EBSCOhost

  32. 報章影評 :「父子」 WiseNews Databases

  33. Practice

  34. Exercise: • Using Film Index International Online: • Finding film criticism on LEE Ang (李安) • Finding criticism on the film “Blood Diamond (血鑽)” • Using Communication and Mass Media Complete @EBSCOhost: • Finding journal articles discussed Akira Kurosawa (黑澤明) • Finding review articles on Akira Kurosawa’s film “Ran (亂)” • Finding journal articles discussed on women’s stereotype in the Hollywood

  35. Resources OutsideHKBU Library

  36. Resources Outside HKBU Library • HKALL • Local University Libraries (UGC) • Books only • http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/lib/about/hkall.html#request • ILL • Global library network • Books & Journal acticles • First 20 articles per academic year free of charge • Keep track of the status of requests online • Retrieve electronic articles on desktop • HK$5 charge for each additional article filled by local libraries • http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/lib/about/ill.html#illuser • JULAC Reader Card (UGC Libraries) • Physically access the Library • Cannot check out books • HK$50 per application • expires at the end of the academic year (i.e. 31st July) and renew it in a new academic year • endorsement from supervisorhttp://www.hkbu.edu.hk/lib/forms/ugcreader.html

  37. : Campus-wide Web-based Bibliographic Management Tool • Functions: • Import references directly from major databases available through the Library homepage and the Library Catalogue or from text files, or enter references manually. • Create personal folders and organize references into folders for different topics • Format in-text citations • Create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles including APA, MLA, and • Chicago. • Access your references from any location via the Web Unit 2.2: Citing Information Resources @Library Tutorials How to Create your Bibliography? Register for a FREEaccount from ITSC!

  38. Thank You!