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  1. Geography 200: The Curious Geographer Anne Zald, Geography Librarian zald@u.washington.edu 206-543-2725 Friday April 13, 2007

  2. http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/geography/geog200

  3. Assistance • http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/ geography/geog200 • Anne Zald, Geography Librarian • zald@u • 206-543-2725 • weekDAYs • AskUS link on ALL library webpages • CHAT help available 24/7

  4. BE WELL ORGANIZED “The key point . . . Make sure you write down the reference in full when you first locate it, as it may be harder than you think to find the details months later when you are preparing your final bibliography. There are several systems which can be suggested for doing this, including the creation of your own computerized bibliography …” Flowerdew & Martin (1997) chapter 4, pp 47-48

  5. RefWorks http://www.lib.washington.edu/ougl/refworks/ • Software to capture, organize, and format citations • Write ’N Cite • Integrates citations with word document, placing footnotes where you want them, formatting footnotes and bibliography • Drop-in Workshops

  6. Flowerdew suggests: Talk to people Subject catalogues Library shelves & browsing Inter-library loan UW Libraries Catalog Summit Catalog OCLC Catalog Subject Encyclopedias Provide overview of topic AND its treatment by scholars Provide BIBLIOGRAPHY Finding Previous Work on the Topic

  7. Flowerdew suggests: Bibliographies Reference lists and citation indexes Computerized databases Article Databases Use more than one to cover the different subject aspects of your topic Demonstration Finding Previous Work on the Topic

  8. Secondary Data Sources • Large statistical surveys • Newspapers • Administrative records – company reports, correspondence, financial records, planning documents • Personal papers – correspondence, diaries, drafts of works (esp. literary works) • Audio – music, spoken word recordings (speeches, broadcasts, etc.) • Visual – photographs, art works, charts, graphs • Maps • Aerial photos and other remote sensing data

  9. Secondary Data Sources • Newspapers • Not free on Internet, especially historic • Images • Historical materials • Many digital repositories available online • Selective and growing

  10. Assistance • http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/ geography/geog200 • Anne Zald, Geography Librarian • zald@u • 206-543-2725 • weekDAYs • AskUS link on ALL library webpages • CHAT help available 24/7