Be kind to yourself and take the time to read the tutorials BEFORE you start this assignment. Without the knowledge they contain, you'll take longer than necessary and become quite frustrated. The tutorials are online and listed on the right side of this page. While the Library Skills Course on Blackboard can be done for bonus marks on your first library assignment, you may find it helpful to complete it prior to doing the assignment.
Use the tabs above navigate through this guide. There's a tab for each type of material you need to find.
This 3-minute video gives a quick demonstration of how to use Library resources to find scholarly articles, with the L'Annee Philologique database as an example.
Relevant tutorials: Finding Articles, Scholarly Articles. See the link on the right.
The questions on "Journal Articles" ask you locate and cite articles from scholarly journals. To do this, you are expected to:
Searching an index to find journal articles may be new to you, so here's your chance to figure it out.
Taking a few minutes to read the tutorials will help you understand the process and save you time.
Relevant tutorial: Keyword Searching. See the link on the right.
Watch your spelling with "Iliad"
You could get very different results with different search terms for "Greek Archaeology". Try different terms:
Relevant tutorial: Navigating from a Citation to a Document
The databases you need are listed on this Guide, under the "Articles" tab - at the top of the page.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Scholars Portal Journals
You should be able to answer this question with the help of Google, an atlas, or a reading from your course.
To find an atlas in the Library, try searching TOPCAT (the Library catalogue) for: atlas and greece.
To find an image on the Web, use Google or your favourite web search engine. You can usually limit your results to "images".
Use the formatting guide provided in the Assignment-Formatting Module you completed.
These questions ask you to find specific types of books in the Library and site them appropriately. You should be able to:
If a TOPCAT search isn't finding what you want, you can always go to the relevant section of the Library and browse the stacks for a suitable book.
If you haven't already done so, read the TOPCAT online tutorial now.
Use your Keyword Searching skills. If you haven't already done so, read the online tutorial on Keyword Searching.
Review your TOPCAT search results and look for similar call numbers. This will identify the section of the Library for your topic. Go to that section to browse the stacks (shelves) for the types of books you need.
If you're not in the Library when you do this part, you can read the TOPCAT records for clues.
To find an encyclopedia in the Library, use "encyclopedias" as one of your search terms in a keyword search. We have many subject-specific encyclopedias, both online and in print (hard-copy).
You can also use a descriptive dictionary to answer the question. Look for something like: A Dictionary of Ancient Greek Civilization.
Don't wait until the last minute to do this question!
Use TOPCAT to find the books on Reserve for this course.
Note: Even though the staff probably know which books you want, they will make you give them the call numbers, to show that you know how to find them. (They've been instructed to do this!)