the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
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ANTH 240 [Archaeology] Library Workshops - [Nov. 16, 2021]
Presented by Kathleen Matthews, Science and Social Sciences Librarian
(Earth & Ocean Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Biology & Forest Biology, Anthropology);
Learning Outcomes: During the Library seminar, you will:
B. Learn how to access Google Scholar via the Libraries website. Consider Wikipedia and other "grey literature" also discoverable via Google and Google Scholar.
C. Learn how to find & access research resources for your archaeological artifact using the Libraries Search Box [aka Summon]
- Learn how to filter a Summon result set to find the following types of resources:
- primary and secondary resources
- scholarly journal articles published in peer reviewed academic journals
- popular articles published in magazines and newspapers
- print & ebooks published by University Presses and commercial publishers
- anthropological and archaeological "grey literature" in the Libraries Collection
- Learn how to generate an APA reference from within Summon
Using keywords to describe your assigned artifact and additional keywords that will help you discover published research on a pertinent aspect about your artifact [In choosing your keywords think of a question you would like to answer about your artifact: who? what? when? where? why? how?]
Explore a keyword search in the Libraries Search Box [aka Summon], choose ONE peer reviewed article from the result set, create a reference for the article [using Summon] in the APA style [7th edition], save the article info into a folder on Summon, email the article info to yourself, and link out to the PDF of the article on the publishers website.
Explore a similar keyword searches in Google Scholar and also try to find a Wikipedia article on your assigned artifact.
- Be aware of other library databases available for archaeology research
- Be able to access & navigate the UVic Libraries resources from off campus:
- Your NETLINK ID & PSWD which should work in most cases
- Be encouraged to ask for library help via AskUs@uvic.ca