Electronic Resources in Languages and Literature By Denis Lacroix French, Spanish & Latin American Studies Librarian http://www.library.ualberta.ca/instruction/hss/index.cfm Objective • To provide an overview of library resources available in electronic format that support research in modern languages and literatures, including databases, e-journals and selected Internet resources. Subject Librarians • Consult the following subject librarians for in-depth research help in your respective language areas: http://www.library.ualberta.ca/subjectlibrarians/hss/index.cfm – Erika Banski : Slavic and Germanic studies – Wanda Quoika-Stanka : Italian studies – Denis Lacroix : French, Spanish, and Latin American Studies Session Outline • Where to find E-resources – E-resources in the NEOS catalogue – Periodical Databases – Subject Guides • Interdisciplinary databases • Subject specific databases • Newspapers & E-books • Searching and finding tips • Contacting librarians: chat, E-reference E-Resources in NEOS • Advanced Search in NEOS catalogue – limit by Format: Electronic Resources: • E.g. [Words Anywhere] German$ literature • E.g. [Words Anywhere] German$ and dictionaries – limit by E-resource Type in Advanced Search: • e.g.[Words Anywhere] Latin America$ [E-resource Type] E-journal • Browse Databases by type: e-books, e-journals – http://www.library.ualberta.ca/databases/ Periodical Databases • Databases are subdivided by subject: – Subject tab Humanities and Social Sciences Languages & Literatures • Databases are searchable by name: – Click on the Databases tab • Databases are searchable by type and content: – e.g. full-text or indexes and abstracts – http://www.library.ualberta.ca/databases/ Finding the Appropriate Database • Click on “More Info” under the link to the database in the library’s catalogue. • Check Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory to know where your favourite periodicals are indexed – E.g. Cuban Studies • Search for title • Click on “Document Access” tab • Scroll down to “Abstracting & Indexing Services” Interdisciplinary Databases General Humanities: MLA, Humanities Abstracts*, Web of Science*, IBZ*. Sociological Resources: Sociological Abstracts*, PAIS International. Women’s Studies: Women’s Studies International. World-wide or Rare Resources (books & articles): Centre for Research Libraries (CRL), OCLC. Theses: DAI, Index to Theses. * Limitable by Book Review Linguistics and Translation • Linguistics: LLBA • Translation: Termium, Le Grand Dictionnaire terminologique, Eurodicautom • Bibliography of Translations: Index Translationum Subject Specific Databases • French: Repère, Choix, DAVID, Termium • Spanish & Latin American Studies: HAPI, HLAS, Latin Americanist Research Resources Project • Italian: Italinemo • German: Bibliographie der Deutschen Sprach – und Literaturwissenschaft • Slavic Studies: ABSEES, EBSEES, Database on Russian Issues, SPRILIB Newspapers • Guide: Find Newspapers • Interdisciplinary: Factiva • French: Paper of Record, CBCA, CPI.Q, Biblio Branchée, Eureka/Newscan • Spanish: Paper of Record • German: Newspapers • Slavic Languages: Current News Sources Factiva Publications - Languages E-Books • French: Project Gutenberg, ABU, ARTFL, La Bibliothèque virtuelle, Gallica, JulesFerry.com • Spanish: Project Gutenberg, E-texts • Italian: Project Gutenberg, E-texts • German: Project Gutenberg – DE, E-texts, Sophie • Slavic Languages: Project Gutenberg How to Search I • Analyze your search topic(s): – e.g. the title of your paper is: Female characters in Zola’s works • Identify the key concepts i.e. keywords: – Zola; female characters • Come up with as many synonyms for the key concepts as you can: – Zola; characters; female characters; women How to Search II • Combine the key concepts connecting them with AND, OR, or NOT: – Zola and (female characters or protagonists or women) • Be aware of the various interfaces and the differences in the search features of each database: – Truncation -- Limiting features (dates, – Subject headings publication type, format…) – Boolean combination procedures – Thesauri MLA Use Thesaurus for finding equivalent terms Mark records Check boxes for combining terms LLBA IBZ Repère = Advanced Search Limit by subject, title, author … Search French Boolean operators HAPI Truncated term ABSEES Use “ ” for phrases. Truncation = missing letters How to Retrieve and Interpret Search Results I • After you performed your search you will retrieve a number of results (hits) – if the number seems too high (e.g. 400 hits) you can limit them by various elements, including language of the source, date, type of material, journal title, etc. – if the number seems too low, you can expand by simplifying your search statement • See previous MLA example How to Retrieve and Interpret Search Results II • Skim through the list of your hits • Select and mark the ones you find relevant • You can choose to either print, download or e-mail the selected items • Identify the type of material you have to find now in the library: journal article, book, essay/chapter in a book, dissertation, book review How to Retrieve and Interpret Search Results III • TI: Characterizations of Group Discourse by Working-Class Women in Emile Zola's Rougon-Macquart Series AU: Katner,-Linda-Beane SO: Excavatio:-Emile-Zola-and-Naturalism, San Diego, CA (Excavatio). 1993 Winter, 3, 75-82. IS: 1021-5417 LA: English PT: journal-article PY: 1993 DE: French-literature; 1800-1899; Zola,-Emile; Les Rougon- Macquart; novel-; discourse-; in group-interaction; by working- class-women UD: 199907 AN: 1999047202 How to Retrieve and Interpret Search Results IV • TI: The Fictional Female: Sacrificial Rituals and Spectacles of Writing in Baudelaire, Zola, and Cocteau AU: Lowe,-Romana-N.. SO: New York, NY : Peter Lang, 1997. xii, 239 pp. . SE: Currents-in-Comparative-Romance-Languages-and-Literatures (CCRLL); 54 IB: 0820436941 LA: English PT: book PY: 1997 DE: French-literature; 1800-1899; Baudelaire,-Charles; Spleen-et-Ideal; poetry-; treatment of women-; sacrificial-rites; compared to Zola,-Emile; Nana-; La Faute-de-l'Abbe-Mouret; L'Oeuvre-; Cocteau,-Jean; La Machine- infernale MLA Year, Volume, page # Periodical title Check U of A catalogue here for holdings LLBA IBZ Repère HAPI Add to send by e-mail ABSEES Note Subject Headings to expand or restrict your search How to find the literature you selected I 1. in the UA Library • consult the NEOS Libraries Catalogue • search for the title of the source of the item you want – if it is a book, search for the book Title – if it is a journal article, search for the Periodical Title, NOT for the article title • some databases will let you check the UA Library holdings directly from the citation NEOS Periodical Record How to find the literature you selected I • If the UA Library has the item, note availability, location and call number 2. If the item is in one of the NEOS Libraries • note availability, location and call number • go directly to the NEOS library OR • have the item sent to the campus library of your choice by clicking on Request/Hold This Item • Fill out online BARD request form How to find the literature you selected III 3. Using InterLibrary Loan • if the item is not listed in the NEOS Libraries Catalogue • if the item is a periodical located in a non-UofA NEOS library – request item through the free UA InterLibrary Loan service online or in person • expedited service: up to a week • otherwise: minimum two weeks Give it a Try! • Find at least one journal article, using one of the several databases mentioned above, on the topic of cultural representation in literature. OR • Find at least one journal article, using one of the several databases mentioned above, on a topic that you are researching at the moment. Ask Your Librarian • This slide show is downloadable at: http://www.library.ualberta.ca/instruction/hss/index.cfm • Contact Librarians through Chat reference, E-mail reference, telephone reference, or in-person at the reference desk. http://www.library.ualberta.ca/helpdesk/ • Make an appointment with me or another subject librarian for subject-specific and in-depth searching assistance.
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