Tuesday, March 22, 2011

World War I - Macomber

Ms. Macomber's assignment

We are checking out this search engine academic filter (streamlining, not blocking). Tell us what you think!

This project's Facebook group. Post your questions, comments, collaboration, notes, etc...

Since you will be looking at PERSIA + GT for a specific chronological time frame, I recommend starting with reference books to start accumulating relevant search terms and phrases:
Timetables of History (World or US) REF 902.02 GRUN and REF 973 TIMET
World Eras, vol. 9  and American Decades, vol. 2 REF 903 WORLD and REF 973 AMERI

Please not that when Ms. Macomber says you need a book in print, the above resources wll not suffice - they are reference books and we'll talk about what that means in class for both books and databases.

Speaking of databases...
We have a mobile app for all the Gale resources (I starred* them below). Here are tutorials for downloading the apps (phone and iPad). It's a wee-bit tricky. Remember, you are looking for scholarly journal articles for this project!

Please refer to both graphics on  left. Just click on them to see them better.

  • Expanded Academic ASAP*
  • ProQuest Platinum (use new interface)
  • History in Context*
  • SIRS Decades (Primary sources)
  • Annals of American History (Primary sources) - lots of foreign policy documents with global impact

Wordles for PERSIA+GT:

Search the online catalog for resources, but most are in 940.3.Of course the upside about the online catalog is that it can help you generate a bibliography of your print resources (tutorial). You can also use QuickCite to generate citations for print resources for print resources (tutorial). Don't have a smart phone? No worries! Check one out at the circulation desk!

Many books are on a cart at this point because students have been pulling them. Overnight checkout only. 

Pre-assessment results follow. You guys are good! We'll have a follow us evaluation of what you learned as this project winds down.

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