I.L. Course Catalog: History/International Classes
Learn how to access the discipline-specific databases available to Concordia's faculty and students. This course covers the essentials of effective search methods using key words, subject headings and Boolean terminology. The class also how to use the electronic databases from on or off campus and how to find scholarly/peer-reviewed/refereed full text.
Use Concordia's online catalog to find books, non-print materials, periodicals, and eBooks available in CLIC (catalog for the Cooperationg Libraries in Consortium). Review searching strategies by author, title, keywords, and subject headings. Learn to modify search methods to find appropriate materials for specific use.
Become familiar with reference sources such as encyclopedias, indexes and series that would be useful for History and International Studies. Cover general tips of what types of materials to use and when. Understand how to locate materials in the library using call numbers and the virtual library Research section.
The Supplementary Websites page provides links to various tools for finding reputable websites. This class will show you how to evaluate web sources and how they can enhance your research.
Use the PBS database as a springboard for the study of the many aspects, periods, and perspectives of history and international studies. Search for other available non-print media, librarians, interviews of experts, videos, DVDS, sound recordings, and computer software.
Journals: Print and Online
Review electronic and print journals available to Concordia students. Understand the different types of scholarly, popular and trade periodicals available. Consider the peer-review process and where, when and how to use journals used effectively.
Sources Outside of Concordia
Concordia. in cooperation with the holdings of the Consortium (CLIC), has access to many resources. This workshop covers discipline-specific digital collections, people resources, listservs, government resources, public and other university libraries, specialized agencies, and resource centers.
Let us help you and your students find resources such as background readings, specific dates or personalities, a distinctive subject area. The library liaison can help in designing the assignment, show students how to utilize the library effectively, and modify information literacy classes to meet your needs.
-Interactive: Interactive displays and activities can be created and customized to highlight an event, assignment or organization. Add another dimension to class learning with resources and information about a course, topic, special event, or person. For example: current events, historical perspectives, government documents, and country-specific resources. Work closely with a librarian to create awareness for you, your students and the Concordia community in general. -Diverse & Multicultural: Incorporate the perspectives and utilize the resources of diverse cultures, countries, specialized groups, or historical perspectives of varied eras.
To schedule a class, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . In order to customize/maximize learning objectives for you and your students, please schedule your classes at least two weeks in advance if possible.