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NDL 109: Fact and Fiction

January 2011
This January, you will need to use a variety of sources and tools in order to locate a primary source for your creative work, conduct research related to that primary source, investigate reading attitudes and practices, and locate secondary literature related to the course texts. This page will help you get started. If you have questions, discuss them with Anna and Julie in class, or stop by the Reference Desk.

Personnel:
Instructor: Anna Hulseberg ahulsebe@gac.edu
Instructor: Julie Gilbert jgilber2@gac.edu


Table of Contents:

Books & References Sources
  • MnPALS Plus
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://plus.mnpals.net/catalog/GAC

    The online catalog to the library at Gustavus Adolphus College. Choose "All Libraries" in the search options to search other MnPALS libraries (such as Minnesota State schools) and request books through Interlibrary Loan. View our MnPALS Plus tutorial.
  • American Decades
    Presents social and cultural history in ten-year periods, covering the arts, business, fashion, law, medicine, religion, and more.
    • Location(s): Ref E 169.12 .A419 1994 (10 vols.)
  • American Decades Primary Sources
    This resource provides excerpts from primary sources for each decade from 1900-1999. Topics covered range from the arts to science and technology. Although this set does not contain whole documents, it does provide an introduction to each document and explains its significance.
    • Location(s): Ref E169.1 .A471977 (10 vols.)
  • Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing through American History 1900 to the Present
    This encyclopedia is arranged chronologically, and covers the social significance of dress as well as fashion and the fashion industry. Includes index, bibliography, and glossary.
    • Location(s): Ref GT 615 .G74 2008 (v. 1-2)
Primary Sources
You will be selecting a primary source from the College & Lutheran Church Archives as the basis of your creative work. Visit the links below for more information on the Archives and on primary sources in general.
  • Gustavus Adolphus College & Lutheran Church Archives
    http://gustavus.edu/library/archives

    Campus records, manuscript collections, student theses, college newspapers, yearbooks, and photographs are just some of the unique resources found in the College Archives. The Lutheran Church Archives houses records of largely Swedish-American church bodies in Minnesota, including photographs, congregational histories, biographical information and microfilmed church records.
    • Location(s): Library, 3rd floor
  • Gustavian Weekly (1920-2005)
    http://www.arcasearch.com/us/gs/

    Searchable full text and pdf page images of the Gustavus Adolphus College newspaper. Issues from January 1920 through spring 2005 are digitally archived here.
  • Resources for Primary Sources
    http://gustavus.edu/academics/library/libdata_pos/page.phtml?page_id=321

    The library's Resources for Primary Sources page provides a sampling of primary sources at the library and beyond.
Researching Historical Events
The following may be good places to search for secondary sources for your annotated bibliography assignment and for your final creative writing project.
  • Academic Search Premier
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=aph

    The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes many newspapers and popular magazines and spans virtually every area of academic study since 1975. Updated daily. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). View our Academic Search Premier tutorial.
  • America: History and Life
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ahl

    Indexes literature related to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistorical times to the present. This extensive database covers over 2,000 journals published worldwide including all key English-language historical journals, selected historical journals from major countries, and state and local history journals, as well as books, dissertations and book reviews.
  • JSTOR
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/search/AdvancedSearch

    Full-text backfiles to over 350 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, Arts & Sciences II, and Language & Literature collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year. To limit your search to full text articles, make sure that the option to "include links to external content" is turned off.
  • Project MUSE
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://muse.jhu.edu/search/search.cgi?searchtype=advanced

    Project MUSE provides full text electronic access to over 100 scholarly journals in humanities, the social sciences, and mathematics. Topics covered include literary theory; classics; history and cultural studies; philosophy; film, theatre and the performing arts; political science and mathematics.
  • Web of Science (Web of Knowledge)
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://webofknowledge.com/http://webofknowledge.com/?DestApp=WOS&editions=SCI SSCI AHCI ISTP ISSHP

    The Science Citation Index Expanded, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Besides indexing a wide range of journals in the sciences, social sciences, and history, this resource allows you to search for articles that cite a specific author or published work. Coverage from 1997 to the present. Click on the "Web of Science" tab to limit your search to one or more specific citation databases.
  • Newspapers
    http://gustavus.edu/academics/library/libdata_pos/rqs.phtml?subject_id=43
Experience of Reading
The indexes below may be good places to search for sources related to your group fieldwork project on reading attitudes and practices.
  • Academic Search Premier
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=aph

    The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes many newspapers and popular magazines and spans virtually every area of academic study since 1975. Updated daily. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). View our Academic Search Premier tutorial.
  • ERIC
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=eric

    ERIC is the major index to literature in education. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, it provides full citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, curricula, government documents, dissertations, and research reports selected by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). ERIC citations date from 1966 to the present, and full text is available for many research reports. You may limit your search to show only results with free full text.
  • JSTOR
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/search/AdvancedSearch

    Full-text backfiles to over 350 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, Arts & Sciences II, and Language & Literature collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year. To limit your search to full text articles, make sure that the option to "include links to external content" is turned off.
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=lxh

    LISTA indexes journal articles, books, research reports, and conference proceedings in librarianship, information management, search engines, the information industry, scholarly communication, and electronic publishing. From 1966 to the present.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=mzh

    The major research resource for information on English literature, foreign languages and linguistics. Includes references to scholarly articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, and dissertations; coverage dates back to the 1920's.
  • OnFiction
    http://www.onfiction.ca/

    This is an online magazine devoted to the psychology of reading. While mainly intended for other researchers in the field, you may find useful articles for your research here.
  • Project MUSE
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://muse.jhu.edu/search/search.cgi?searchtype=advanced

    Project MUSE provides full text electronic access to over 100 scholarly journals in humanities, the social sciences, and mathematics. Topics covered include literary theory; classics; history and cultural studies; philosophy; film, theatre and the performing arts; political science and mathematics.
  • PsycINFO
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=psyh

    Citations and abstracts to articles from more than 1300 international journals in psychology and related fields, going back to 1840. This database covers all areas of psychology, including experimental, developmental, communications, social processes and issues, personality, physical and psychological disorders, professional issues, applied psychology, educational psychology, and behavioral literature in such related fields as law, business and medicine. Also includes citations for books and book chapters.
Other Useful Resources and Tools
  • MnPALS Plus
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://plus.mnpals.net/catalog/GAC

    The online catalog to the library at Gustavus Adolphus College. Choose "All Libraries" in the search options to search other MnPALS libraries (such as Minnesota State schools) and request books through Interlibrary Loan. View our MnPALS Plus tutorial.
  • RefWorks
    https://www.refworks.com/refworks

    Note: The library will discontinue our RefWorks subscription after spring semester 2012. Our RefWorks-account holders will receive details in early spring. RefWorks is a citation management program. To use it, create a personal account, then download or enter citations. You can print your citations in a wide variety of styles. Learn more about RefWorks.
  • Researching Other Topics
    http://gustavus.edu/library/resources.php

    You may need to use research tools from a variety of disciplines as you conduct research related to the assigned texts. Click the link above to browse through library resources related to a variety of subject areas--from Anthropology to History to Theatre & Dance.


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