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					Finding Resources in the Library




         Shelley Roseman
        Reference, English
                                  Agenda

• Locating the library homepage
• Searching for criticism from
  – Books
  – Articles
  – Reference Sources
• Requesting materials from other libraries
• Doing research from home
• Citing resources
Library Homepage
   www.lib.uconn.edu
                        Key Links from
                        the Homepage


•   HOMER – The Library Catalog
•   Databases
•   Document Delivery
•   Off-Campus Access
                                Finding Books
HOMER
Do an obvious search…use basic
 keywords, now do a better search using
 other strategies….
                  Subject
               Heading Search



              Boolean Search

             Key Word Search
HOMER Search Strategies
Title Search
This is a great way to search…if you know the title
A Streetcar Named Desire, An American Tragedy,
The Color Purple
omit : A, An, The, etc.

Author Search
To find a work by a specific author. enter last name first,
followed by first name, walker, alice Enter names of
organizations or groups: Limits do not apply to this type of
search

Keyword – Relevance
Use basic terms about your topic: “jungle books”
To search phrases use quotes: “rudyard kipling”

Keyword – Boolean
To combine search terms using the word AND
“alice walker” and women
                                              Background
                                              Information
What is the major theme of The Color Purple?


Literature Reference Collection

Gale Literary Databases
The Gale Literary Databases provide full-text criticism and interpretation
of plays, novels, poetry and short stories, and biographical essays on
authors. The database includes the text of three print encyclopedias:
Contemporary Authors, Contemporary
Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography.

Stamford Reference (Library Use Only) Call Number:PN771 .C59
                           Finding Articles

 Find a peer-reviewed article about The Color
    Purple. List title, author, and publication
    information.


Don’t Know Where to Start?
Academic Search Premier
                  Database Terms


Magazine               Journal

                     Journal of Modern
 People, Time,
                     Literature,
 Rolling Stone,
 Newsweek            Modern Fiction Studies,
                     American Literature
          Database Terms


  Full Text vs. Abstract vs. Citations
  HTML Full Text vs. PDF Full Text


Full Text – it’s available online
Abstract – a brief summary
Citation – enough information to find the article
HTML – regular printout without exact page numbers
PDF – the article as it appeared in the publication
                                             VPN: Doing
                                             Research from
                                             Home

                      OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS
   NEW! VPN - Off-Campus Access to the Library with One
                            Easy Login!
  University Information Technology Services has implemented a
  Virtual Private Network, or VPN, allowing students and faculty
easy access to licensed library databases and electronic journals
from off campus. If you intend to use these materials, begin your
    research by logging in now. More information about VPN is
      available at http://security.uconn.edu/guides/vpn.html.
       DD/ILL                         Requesting
                                      Books from
                                      Other Libraries
Document Delivery / Interlibrary Loan




            • Request a book
            • Request an article
            • View Pending Requests
     http://www.lib.uconn.edu/online/services/ill/
                              Citing Sources
MLA Format
•All references in the text of the paper must
appear in the Works Cited list.

•Learn to use RefWorks
        WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?
Deliberate                    Accidental
Plagiarism                    Plagiarism

•Rewriting from books or     •not knowing when &
articles                     how to cite
•copying & pasting           •not knowing how to
from web pages and           paraphrase or summarize
online sources to create a
                             •not knowing what
patchwork writing            “common knowledge” is
•buying, downloading, or     •recycling an old paper
borrowing a paper
TOOLS TO HELP YOU OUT
•TIME MANAGEMENT TOOL: ASSIGNMENT CALCULATOR
http://www.lib.umn.edu/help/calculator/

• ONLINE TOOLS FOR CREATING CITATIONS:
http://citationmachine.net/

UCONN LIBRARY GUIDES
http://www.lib.uconn.edu/using/finding/guides/referencefindingaids.htm#Citations

• LIBRARY TUTORIALS
http://webapps.lib.uconn.edu/InfoLit/tutorials.cfm

Plagiarism: How to Recognize it and How to Avoid It
http://www.lib.uconn.edu/using/tutorials/LILT/plagiarism.htm

Research 101:
http://www.lib.uconn.edu/using/tutorials/research/HTML/Finding/finding01.htm

MLA Template:
http://www.wright.edu/~martin.maner/rptemp.htm
Questions?

shelley.roseman@uconn.edu
203.251-8522

Library Home Page:
www.lib.uconn.edu

Links to Remember:
DD/ILL – Requesting Material
VPN – Access from Home
HOMER – Library Catalog
Databases: Academic Premier & InfoTrac

				
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