library research workshop
ask questions - GET HELP
Need assistance beyond a quick chat,
and have a bit of time to plan?
your subject librarian: email@example.com
ZOOM office hours: most Tuesdays 3-5 pm
OR email me for an appointment
YOUR final project:
where does the
library come in?
"...select a particular issue presented in the news media that engages with some form of gender construction. The media source must be reputable, written by trained journalists and contain some primary research.
You cannot use opinion pieces, editorials or blog posts, videos as your main source."
"Based on the news article, develop a project that will engage in the topic further using academic sources, additional media sources (videos, podcasts, art pieces/shows, etc.)......"
final project assignment description:
where wouldyou search for these MEDIA and Academic sources?
for media sources
for academic sources
library database top picks:
Non-monogamy or polyamory as a conscious alternative to "compulsory monogamy" and its entanglements with colonialism and capitalism.
library databases for media/news sources
tip: "change databases" to add U.S. & INTERNATIONAL sources to your search
library databases for academic sources
but how can you access / download articles when there is no PDF?
why (or why not) use library databases to search for your media and academic sources?
tell me here:
for media sources
limit to specific sources or source types, such as newspapers
$$$: get the full article for free
limit by date / time period
search for terms in the headline/title
limit by word count (length of article)
limit by type of story, such as feature story, or news only
for academic sources
limit to academic / peer-reviewed only
use sophisticated search strategies with multiple synonyms
use sociological/anthropolocial/gender lens
library database advantages:
WHAT DID I MISS?
google scholar findit@concordia TIP:
How to make sure an article is
scholarly / PEER REVIEWED/ academic
peer-reviewed articles checklist
In some Library Databases you can use a checkbox:
is it academic / scholarly /
How to properly enter your KEYWORDS in Library Databases
search tips & tricks for
library article databases
boolean operators, truncation, phrase searching:
another search example in this handout:
(YouTube, 7 mins)
Developing your search strategy: VIDEO
search strategy tip: keywords are not the only thing to think about!
Picking your topic takes strategy too
YouTube video, 3 mins
search strategy test yourself
from our Library Research Skills Tutorial:
for your own further review:
searches on "CLIMATE CHANGE"
in various databases:
climate change in Sofia:
climate change in Google Scholar:
climate change in iPortal:
CLIMATE CHANGE in anthropology plus
How to FORMAT your references
using CITATION STYLES (APA)
use a citation style guide:
in-text citations (APA style)
Hakkinen and Akrami (2014) found that “individuals are receptive to climate change communications, regardless of ideological position” (p. 65).
Research shows that people from any ideological background are open to hearing about climate change (Hakkinen & Akrami, 2014).
Bibliography (APA style)
What about automatic citation tools?
take your pick:
a) citation generators*
b) citation management tools*
a) citation generators
b) citation management tools
If you don't see the folder icon (or an icon that looks like a sheet of paper or a book) click on the extensions icon (looks like a puzzle piece) and make sure that the Zotero Connector is PINNED. The pin will turn blue.
To save items to you Zotero library of citations, click on the folder icon (or paper or book icon if you are looking at only one citation)
By default ZOTERO tries to save items to your Zotero library in the desktop software you installed (but you can instead choose to enable the Zotero Web library and save your citations online).
Zotero desktop software library:
Once citations are saved in your Zotero library you can create a bibliography:
select the items or the folder of items you want to include [right-click in the Zotero desktop software for Windows]
select "Create Bibliography"
select a citation style
paste the citations into your Word document
...OR you can insert citations and a bibliography directly into documents via your word processing software:
How to use the Sofia Discovery tool to ACCESS resources
what if the library doesn't have it ONLINE?
request a book and pick it up later....
or use the call number and locate button to find it
what if the library DOESN'T have it at all?
search for it in any library worldwide:
... and simply request it!
CONFUSED? Still not sure whether we have it or not?
concordia subject guides:
HOW ELSE CAN YOU FIND Me?
under anthropology see:
ANTH 276 - Gender and Society
By susie breier