Japanese literature - Library Instruction Session
Dawn Lawson and Sumie Ota
Compare and evaluate two electronic full-text databases of Japanese literature.
Undergraduate Japanese literature majors with advanced knowledge of Japanese, 1st and 2nd year graduate students of Japanese literature.
(note: this lesson addresses ACRL Standard 2 3, and 4 and SAILS Skill Sets 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10)
Brainstorming: with a partner, make a list of the literary works for which you would like to find full text in electronic form. Share with the class.
Brief lecture: Instructor demo of Aozora Bunko
Guided searching: Students look for original text of a work by Okamoto Kanoko containing the word 金魚 in the title.
Sharing search results: Students discuss how they found the work
Brief lecture: Instructor demo of Japanese Text Initiative
Guided searching: Students look for title(s) on the list they generated during the brainstorming session. Compound search using proximity searching.
Individual work: Use the two databases introduced to answer the following questions.
Share results and evaluations of the databases.
Questions and answers