library research workshop
for Isabelle Lamoureux, Winter 2023
your next assignment
- select and research a feminist of the first or second wave
- use scholarly sources, academic encyclopedias
- carefully evaluate the other sources you find online
acknowledge ALL your sources
- follow scholarly CITATION STYLES (ie APA)
need assistance with library stuff, on or off our agenda?
ask questions - GET HELP
Need assistance beyond a quick chat,
and have a bit of time to plan?
your subject librarian:
ZOOM office hours most Tuesdays 3-5, or by appointment
ZOOM office hours: most Tuesdays 3-5,
OR by appointment
AskUs Desk LB building: most Wednesdays 1-3
SdbI Libary & Learning Centre:
YOU FIND ME?
ON MY SUBJECT GUIDE UNDER HELP & how-tO!
under women's studies see:
accessing resources at concordia & beyond
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!
to find information
about your feminist
where wouldyou search?
DO YOU REALLY NEED AN ENCYCLOPEDIA???
is there an elephant in the room?
ChatGPT and AI
WHY DOES ANY OF THIS MATTER AND WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH FINDING INFO ON YOUR FEMNIST??
where you search affects
what you find and how you find it
ACADEMIC ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES
AND OTHER ACADEMIC SOURCES
some recommended encyclopedias
TIP: limit your results to "Reference Works" under Publication Type
find more encyclopedias
... then back to Sofia....
still didn't find your feminist?
- Use the sources and literature you already know...
- and explore those to the fullest!
- Use Google (or your favourite tools, new or old) to get smarter about your topic
- THEN do your own deep dive into academic encyclopedias and other academic stuff
ie academic journal articles
evaluate your sources
OR: see SCHOLARLY/PEER REVIEWED SOURCES.....
scholarly / Peer-reviewed / academic
In some Library Databases you can use a checkbox:
VIDEO: peer-review in 3 minutes
or continue on to test yourself....
is it academic / scholarly /
or continue on to search
strategies & keywords....
How to properly enter your KEYWORDS in Library Databases
example of a search in "standard"
EBSCO Article Databases
search tips & tricks for
library article databases
boolean operators, truncation, phrase searching:
search strategies cheat sheet :
(YouTube, 7 mins)
Developing your search strategy: VIDEO
or continue on to bibliographies & zotero....
citation guides &
why is citing important?
This is a challenge for all of us: Reflect on the way you approach referencing the work of others in your writing, presenting and thinking. Whose work do you build on to make arguments ... Who are you citing, and why do you cite them (and not others)?
Eve Tuck, K. Wayne Yang, Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández,"Citation Practices" Critical Ethnic Studies, April 2015
[on being an activist:] Try to think in terms of effectiveness; be bulletproof. I mean, anything that you say, you should be able to back it up with references.
Buffy Sainte Marie interview with Rosanna Deerchild, Unreserved podcast, 2022
what's the simplest way to properly cite?
Start by picking a citation style
and consulting a:
use a citation style guides:
APA STYLE: typical examples
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).
APA STLe: typical exampleS
What about automatic citation tools?
take your pick:
a) citation generators*
b) citation management tools*
a) citation generators
b) citation management tools
or continue on to
what is a primary source?
can be PRIMARY sources?
typical primary sources
- newspaper articles
- blogs, tweets & other social media posts
- films / videos
- court transcripts
- laws, bills, government publications
- NGO reports
locating primary sources will depend on what kind you are seeking, but see other library subject guides, such as:
WSDB 290 (Winter 2023)
By susie breier