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Professor Stephen Grollman
WL 3334: 20th Century German History & Film
Whenever you are searching for resources ask yourself:
What am I looking for?
- Background information, general overview, very specific or specialized information/analysis ?
- Remember: The same information you use to cite a resource is the same information you can use to help asses a resource.
Where should I look for this information?
- Search engine, open web, library catalog, general database, specialized database?
- Should I use the Simple/Basic search or the Advanced search option?
- Suggestion: If you are using a database heavily, use advanced search, and look in the help section for suggestions on how to construct your search.
How am I searching?
- Natural language search using key words, or subject term search,or Boolean search (AND, OR, NOT)?
What language do i want my resources to be in?
- Some databases have language options/filters
Gathering Background Information
As you get started, you can get ideas from class discussions or readings. If it is a topic you are just getting started with, look for background Information in reference resources.
Reference resources allow you to:
- Gain familiarity with the topic
- Identify more specific aspects of the topic on which to focus
- Provide context and identify differing perspectives
- Identify experts related to the topic
Humanities Research Librarian
Find and View Films
- Find the library location and item number in the Library Search record under “Get It.” Hamon Arts Library houses most of our physical film collection. Ask for the title at the desk.
- DVDs can be viewed on any library computer with a disc drive. To play DVDs from other regions, check out the multi-region DVD player at Hamon Arts Library.
- Hamon Arts Library’s audiovisual study rooms 2270 & 3270 have multimedia capabilities including a widescreen monitor and a Blu-ray disc player for playing Blu-ray discs, CDs and DVDs. Book an AV study room.