LIBRARY WORKSHOP Communication Research Method (COMM 2350) April 2008
Overview • Information Searching Tools • Keyword Search • Library Catalogue • Databases • Resources Outside HKBU Library
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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
BOOKS MULTIMEDIA JOURNALS STATISTICS NEWSPAPERS Info Searching Tools HKBU Library Catalogue
NEWSPAPERS JOURNALS ARTICLES ARTICLES Info Searching Tools Indexes & Databases Others: Online Dictionaries, E-Learning Software, etc.
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
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
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
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.
--------> 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.
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>
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*
Exercise: Pop Culture in Comedies Identify the main concepts List possible Search terms Combine your search terms appropriately
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
Library Catalogue • Keyword Search vs. Subject Search Keyword Search : screenplay* screenwriting scriptwriting Subject Search : motion picture authorship motion picture plays
Library Catalogue • Keyword Search vs. Subject Search
Library Catalogue • Keyword Search vs. Subject Search
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
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
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)
Library Catalogue • Subject Search • Selected subject headings related to film production
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
Finding Film Reviews David Lynch “The Piano”, A 1993 film directed by Jane Campion (Jan Chapman Productions) Communication and Mass Media Complete @EBSCOhost
Finding Interviews Demo: Zhang Yimou Try: Martin Scorsese Communication and Mass Media Complete @EBSCOhost
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
報章影評 :「父子」 WiseNews Databases
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
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
: 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!