Booth Faculty Librarians will offer thesis research instruction during three seminars in November.
Thesis Research 101, taught by faculty librarians Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin and Ellen Corrigan, consist of a series of three 50 minute seminars covering different aspects of researching and preparing your thesis.
Seminar 1: Researching the literature, presented by Steve Brantley will cover the following topics:
Seminar 1 will take place Wednesday, November 1, 7:00-7:50 pm, and will be repeated on Thursday, November 2, 10:00-10:50 am. Both sessions will be in Booth Library rm. 4450 (4th floor).
Seminar 2: Organizing your references using citation management software presented by Kirstin Duffin will help you:
Seminar 2 will take place the following week on Wednesday, November 8, 7:00-7:50 pm and will be repeated Thursday, November 9, 10:00-10:50 am. Both sessions will be in Booth Library rm. 4450 (4th floor). (booth.eiu.edu/thesisreg)
Seminar 3: Presenting your thesis (to the world) presented by Ellen Corrigan will answer the questions:
Seminar three will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 7:00-7:50 pm in rm 4450 in Booth Library and then be repeated Thursday, November 16, 10:00-10:50 am in Booth Library rm. 4440.
Registration is required: booth.eiu.edu/thesisreg
Booth Library faculty Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin and Ellen Corrigan, in cooperation with the Graduate Student Advisory Council, will again offer three Thesis Research 101 workshops.
Thesis 101 Seminar 1: Researching the Literature with Steve Brantley will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Nov. 1 and again from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 2.
Thesis 101 Seminar 2: Citation Management with Kirstin Duffin will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Nov. 8 and again from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 9.
Thesis 101 Seminar 3: Presenting Your Thesis (to the World) with Ellen Corrigan will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Nov. 15 and again from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 16.
All sessions will meet in Room 4450 at Booth Library except for the Nov. 16 session, which will be in Witters Conference Room 4440. Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. To register, click here.
For more information contact Steve Brantley, head of Reference Services, at 581-7542 or email@example.com.
Welcome back for another Database of the Week! This week I, your humble library writing intern, would like to present the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (or CLCD for short.)
You can find CLCD by navigating to ‘C’ on the database A-Z page. Or,select the ‘Research by Subject’ tab above the search bar and then click on ‘Literature/Drama.’ Scroll down to the heading “Interdisciplinary and Related” to find CLCD.
CLCD mostly applies to elementary and middle grade education majors, there are still some valuable assets to this easy-to-search site for all (especially for those avid YA readers, like myself!)
The advanced search features allow for many different ways to look for titles, authors, subject areas, or even age ranges. So, if you were to do a presentation for your children’s lit class about historical fiction, you could select an age range (anywhere from ages 1-18), a series, the scholastic reading level or even the amount of Accelerated Reading points the title is worth.
For that same presentation on historical fiction, you can search specifically for the country of publication. CLCD allows you to focus on international titles like those from the U.K. or Canada.
But what if you are really passionate about historical fiction (as I am, obviously), and you would like to focus on only acclaimed books, like award winners? There’s even a selection for that!
If you’re interested in a boarder search (or the number of options is too overwhelming when you’re buried in midterms!), ditch all the Advanced Search options, and stick to the efficient ‘Power Search’ option in CLCD (psst! ‘Power Search’ tab is on the top right, next to ‘Advanced Search.’)
With this option you can search more generally for all the options that the Advanced Search offers, just in a simpler format that is more accessible for people with sensory disorders (or people who prefer a simpler interface).
Some of the features of this database can be used for lesson planning on a certain subject… or for that special YA reader in your life who only wants to read particular subjects. The CLCD has a ‘Read and Shine’ blog, which covers reading lists based on age range, such as picture books, middle grade books, and even author interviews about their publications.
The CLCD also offers thematic reading lists, focusing on a topic and including a wide range of titles. Here’s a few to kick off your own research:
That’s all for this week. Check out the Ref News blog for more neat finds in our massive collection. And of course, come back next week for another Database of the Week! And happy reading!
Listed below are several new book authored and/or edited by professors at EIU. They range from philosophical analyses of Spinoza, to film studies, to subarctic archaeology, to memoir, to political science, to original poetry.
All are available to be checked out!
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