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Classics Resources, Methods and Resources - Library Induction. Suzie Kitchin and Christine Purcell October 2008. By the end of this session…. You should be able to… Identify and find relevant resources for your research

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classics resources methods and resources library induction

Classics Resources, Methods and Resources- Library Induction

Suzie Kitchin and Christine Purcell

October 2008

by the end of this session
By the end of this session…

You should be able to…

  • Identify and find relevant resources for your research
  • Use the library effectively, and make the most of our services and resources
  • Access other libraries and their resources
library basics
Library basics
  • http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/
    • Using the library
  • University Library - 4 libraries
  • Opening hours
  • Borrowing privileges
  • Durham University email
  • Contacts / support
library web pages http www dur ac uk library
Library web pages http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/
  • Subject information - Classics
  • Information for…
    • Postgraduate
    • Research
  • Databases
  • Using other libraries
library catalogue
Library catalogue
  • How to search
    • Author / title
    • Keyword and advanced searching
    • Marking records
    • Journals – print and online
  • Your library record
  • Document Delivery Service
effective searching 1
Effective searching (1)
  • Synonyms
    • e.g. tragedy, drama, melodrama
  • Truncation
    • e.g. drama* (drama, dramas, dramatic)
  • Wildcards
    • e.g. organi*ation, behavio*r
  • Boolean operators: AND, OR & AND NOT
combining search terms
Combining search terms
  • Boolean operators: AND, OR & AND NOT

Plato AND Aristotle

Plato OR Aristotle

Plato AND NOT Aristotle

effective searching 2
Effective searching (2)
  • Limits
    • e.g. year, language
  • Combination of searches, eg.

(monument* or sculpture*) and (deterio* or weathering)

  • Advanced search option / help
  • Searching advice: http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/using/finding/
bibliographic databases
Bibliographic databases
  • L’Annee Philologique
  • Web of Knowledge (multidisciplinary)
  • Dyabola

Full-text sources include:

  • Patrologia Latina
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica
  • Journal providers eg JSTOR
current awareness
Current Awareness
  • Library catalogue
    • Reading history
    • Keyword searches
    • New books
  • Alerting services http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/using/finding/curaware/
  • Theses and Dissertations http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/classics/theses/
other resources
Other resources
  • News and news archives http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/resources/online/newspapers/
  • Image databases http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/resources/online/imagedatabases/
  • Subject gateways http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/classics/gateways/
wider access
Wider access
  • Local universities

e.g. Newcastle and Northumbria

  • Access to other libraries
    • SCONUL Access Scheme
    • http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/otherlibraries/
  • Document Delivery Service
    • http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/using/borrowing/dds/
where to get help
Where to get help
  • Main Library - Enquiries Desk Level 2
  • On-line enquiry service:
  • http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/using/enquiries/
  • Academic Support Team:
  • Suzie Kitchin suzie.kitchin@durham.ac.uk
  • Christine Purcell c.w.purcell@durham.ac.uk
feedback form
Feedback form
  • Please complete the online evaluation form before logging off your PC

(link is on Classics Information skills page)

http://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/durham/claspg08