Presentation University of Alberta Libraries by MikeJenny


									Electronic Resources in Languages
          and Literature

               By Denis Lacroix
   French, Spanish & Latin American Studies
• 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:

  – Erika Banski : Slavic and Germanic studies
  – Wanda Quoika-Stanka : Italian studies
  – Denis Lacroix : French, Spanish, and Latin American
                  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
            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
  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
 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
• Slavic Studies: ABSEES, EBSEES, Database on
  Russian Issues, SPRILIB
• 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

          - Languages
• French: Project Gutenberg, ABU, ARTFL, La
  Bibliothèque virtuelle, Gallica,
• 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

                                  Use Thesaurus for
                                  finding equivalent

                                  Mark records

Check boxes for combining terms

                                     = Advanced Search

Limit by subject, title, author …

French Boolean operators

       Truncated term

         Use “ ” for
         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-
  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);
  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-

                   Year, Volume, page #
Periodical title

Check U of A catalogue here for holdings

Add to send
by e-mail

     Note Subject Headings to
     expand or restrict your
         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
• 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.
• 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:
• Contact Librarians through Chat reference, E-mail
  reference, telephone reference, or in-person at the
  reference desk.
• Make an appointment with me or another subject
  librarian for subject-specific and in-depth searching

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