wsdb 291

library research workshop

Fall 2022 -  for Nathalie Batraville

On september 30 & beyond

Concordia University Library is located in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, on the unceded lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka, a founding nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.Tiohtiá:ke is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it's home to a diverse population of Indigenous peoples, as well as vibrant and important community organizations. A few examples include Resilience Montreal, the Native Women's ShelterNative Montreal, and the Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK and Mikana with their Decolonial Toolbox.

your subject librarian:

ZOOM office hours most Tuesdays 3-5, or by appointment

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ZOOM office hours: most Tuesdays 3-5, 

OR by appointment

AskUs Desk LB building: most Wednesdays 1-3

SdbI Libary & Learning Centre: 
Mon -Thur 10-6 (mostly)

SdbI librarian:  Mon- Thur 10-4 isabelle.lamoureux@concordia.ca

susie.breier@concordia.ca

YOUR ASSIGNMENTS:

where does the

library come in?

Provide 5 entries for academic resources related to your close reading of “Arriving at Desire”, a passage in Dionne Brand’s A Map to the Door of No Return, assigned for class.

.....

The sources must be academic books or articles published in the last 10 years.

 

Please indicate which style guide you selected. You will be graded on how relevant your sources are and how well you reproduce your chosen style guide

annotated bibliography

....Any insights you glean from the texts in your annotated bibliography, for example, must be cited appropriately

...You don’t have to use any secondary sources, but if you do draw upon any resources, scholarly or not, you must cite them.

mid term & close reading

annotated bibliographies

use your
wsdb 291 LIBRARY guide

Reminder:

see this section:

citing sources

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 own 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

I believe that bibliographies and endnotes and references and sources are alternative stories that can, in the most generous sense, centralize the practice of sharing ideas about liberation and resistance and writing against racial and sexual violence. 

Katherine McKittrick,"Footnotes (Books and Papers Scattered about the Floor)", Dear Science and Other Stories,2021

[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 footnotes.

Buffy Sainte Marie interview with Rosanna Deerchild, Unreserved podcast... this morning!

What else should we cover today?

tell me here:

OUR Agenda...

BUT FIRST:

NEED ASSISTANCE WITH ANY OF THOSE ITEMS?

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

Text

ZOOM office hours: most Tuesdays 3-5, 

OR by appointment

AskUs Desk LB building: most Wednesdays 1-3

SdbI Libary & Learning Centre: 
Mon -Thur 10-6 (mostly)

SdbI librarian:  Mon- Thur 10-4 isabelle.lamoureux@concordia.ca

susie.breier@concordia.ca

possible Agenda items

also good to KNOW

finding RELEVANT resources

Provide 5 entries for academic resources related to your close reading of “Arriving at Desire”, a passage in Dionne Brand’s A Map to the Door of No Return*, assigned for class.

.....

The sources must be academic books or articles published in the last 10 years.

annotated bibliography reminder:

*if you haven't read Dionne Brand's work yet...  what about exploring  themes in Jas M Morgan's Nîtisânak

where should you search for these relevant sources?

tell your classmates

Search for specific library books, ebooks, articles and films

 but go beyond sofia to search for topics

where you search affects

what you find and how you find it

use your wsdb 291 LIBRARY guide

Reminder:

see the first section:

hAVE YOUR SAY:

KEYWORDS AND results

now how can you access / download articles you found?

other ways to find

 subject guides & databases

 google scholar ANYONE?

once you have found a relevant article,  use

"cited by" to find more recent related material

google scholar findit@concordia TIP:

scholarly / peer-reviewed articles checklist

In many Library Databases you can use a checkbox:

VIDEO: peer-review in 3 minutes

test yourself - which one(s) is/ARE peer-reviewed?

 

This blog entry reports on an interesting study which involved many academics, but it is NOT a peer-reviewed article

This IS a peer-reviewed article. Important clues: academic language, distinct sections, long bibliography of references, published in a peer-reviewed journal.

library search tips and tricks 
 standard library article databases

 yet another search example in this handout:

example of a keyword

combination in socindex

(YouTube, 7 mins)

Developing your search strategy: VIDEO

search strategy test yourself

from our Library Research Skills Tutorial:

citing & style GuideS

in YOUR assignments:

...You don’t have to use any secondary sources, but if you do draw upon any resources, scholarly or not, you must cite them.

typical apa examples:

in-text quotations/ citations

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).

 

typical apa examples:

Bibliography

What about

automatic citation tools

instead of style guides ?

automatic citation tools

Quick Citation Generators
(for example MyBib, Citation Machine, or  those provided within databases like SOCindex or Google Scholar)

* Make sure to  double check your generated citations - they are not always correct! Use the Library's APA citation style guides to make sure all the required elements of the citation are present and correctly formatted.

automatic citation tools

* Make sure to  double check your Zotero-generated citations - they are not always correct! Use the Library's APA citation style guides to make sure all the required elements of the citation are present and correctly formatted.

Concordia Library provides support for Zotero.

automatic citation tools

Citation Management Tools
(for example RefWorks, Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero....)

Once those two steps are completed and everything is installed, go to your favourite library database or to Google Scholar, and search for articles on a topic.

 

At the top right corner of your browser  you should see an indication that the Zotero connector is installed:

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 Zotero is PINNED.  It 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.

Zotero desktop library:

Once citations are saved in your Zotero library you can create a bibliography:

  1. select the items you want to include
  2. select Create Bibliography from items
  3. select a citation style
  4. copy-paste the citations into your Word document

...OR you can insert citations and a bibliography directly into documents via your word processing software:

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Accessing resources
at concordia & beyond

 

Search for library books, ebooks, articles and films

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!

but you CAN'T borrow ebooks from other libraries!!

WSDB 291 (Fall 2022)

By susie breier

WSDB 291 (Fall 2022)

Library Workshop slides for WSDB 291 course, Concordia, Fall 2022, for Nathalie Batraville

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