In ANTH-AHCL 1200H you're given a series of three Library Assignments. This guide will help you through any sections where you get stuck.
Take the time to complete the Library Instruction 2020-21 course in Blackboard BEFORE you start this assignment. The information in it will help you understand library systems and processes.
Read the instructions on your Assignment!
The assignments require you to follow the formatting guidelines from the American Journal of Archaeology. Learning them now will save you a great deal of trouble later in the course.
Consult the sections: "Sample references to ..." for this assignment.
Use Omni to locate articles available through the Trent Library.
You should find plenty of articles; pick one.
Use the information provided in the AJA guide to write a complete citation for the article.
Do not provide a link in your citation. Your instructions say to cite it as though you read it in hard copy. This is because you're reading exactly the same as the printed version - it's not just a website!
Omni helps you out with citations. Click the book title or the ... menu to open the citation option (").
Omni is good at finding material that used to be discoverable only through specific databases, so you may find all you need in Omni. However, should you wish to expand your search, we have access to other databases that are particularly well designed for Classics topic.
The databases you need are listed on this Guide, under "Articles".
Use Omni to locate ebooks available through the Trent Library.
You'll find over a thousand with search terms like:
Use the information provided in the AJA guide to write a complete citation for the book.
Omni offers help with citations. Click the book title or the ... menu to open a citation option (").
**Pay particular attention to whether the edited volumes are cited as such! Omni can't always tell if a a book is edited or authored.**
IF the book you find is an ebook, there's no call number, so provide a link to the book. Luckily, Omni provides a "Permalink" to everything it finds.
Click the dots (...) or the book title for this option.
Copy the permalink and past it in your assignment.
Assignment 2 requires you to find and cite specific types of authored books. You learned how to recognize these types of citations in the Library Instruction course; now you'll put that knowledge to work.
You'll need to find a book with a single author, a book with several authors, and an edited book.
Unfortunately, Omni doesn't search for editors very accurately. They're often just listed as authors. You'll need to look closely for hints.
The map you need for Assignment 1, Question 4) will be posted in the course. Ask your instructor, if you can't find it.
You should be able to answer Questions 4) and 5) with the help of Google, an atlas, or a reading from your course. Look carefully at what's already available to you.
You can also try searching Omni for an atlas in the Library.
You probably need to read the Iliad to answer the characters question.
In Assignment 3 you'll learn how to request items that aren't available from the library, through a service called "Interlibrary Loan".
Use the "First Time Users" help page and the other webpages connected to RACER to get started. If you have trouble, email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance, or ask at the Service Desk in the library.
Do NOT go so far as to hit "REQUEST" when you're doing this exercise, because that will start a chain of events involving multiple libraries. For this assignment simply print the screen that's presented before ordering.
The items you're locating are found in the Bibliography section of the article listed:
Morris, Ian. 1986. “The Use and Abuse of Homer.” Classical Antiquity 5.1: 81-138.
Find this article using Omni, download the .PDF, and move to the Bibliography at the end (p.130). Choose the items you wish to almost-order from this list.