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Information Literary Resources: 14. History Seminar 401 (H)

14. History Seminar 401

Japanese E-Resource Training Session

Instructors:

Hsi-chu Bolick, East Asian Bibliographer, UNC Chapel Hill Kazuko Sakaguchi, Director, Doc. Ctr. on Contemporary Japan Harvard University

Class:

History Seminar 401

Subject of the Lesson

Locating the primary and secondary sources about Japan's cotton/textile industry from the Meiji period that consisted of "grey literature"

Audience:

Both Undergraduate and Graduate students as well as Researchers

Learning Objectives1

Participants will be able to:

  • enhance skills and ability to utilize library resources and services
  • understand various types of literature (primary and secondary sources: articles, statistics, opinion, news, etc.)
  • understand concept of grey literature (producers, types, characteristics, and functions)
  • select appropriate index databases for both primary and secondary resources
  • select appropriate databases for grey literature on cotton/textile industry
  • search appropriate databases effectively to locate relevant literature for the topic
  • understand the strengths and weaknesses of relevant databases for the topic
  • critically evaluate web sites for grey literature
  • locate relevant literature on cotton/textile industry
  • identify important primary and secondary sources for the topic
  • obtain identified literature not available at one's own library through interlibrary loan (ILL) services

Content Outline

  • Introduction
    Definition (what is primary source, what is secondary source, and what is grey literature?)
  • Understanding concept of grey literature
    Identifying producers of grey literature
    Organizational charts
  • Identifying types of resources for cotton/textile industry that fall into grey literature
  • Where to find various types of literature for cotton/textile industry
    Primary and Secondary Sources: selecting indexes -- searching NACSIS WebCat, NDL OPAC, and OCLC WorldCat
  • Grey literature: selecting indexes (consult with "Grey Literature" in Reischauer Institute's Newsletter, Tsushin, Vol. 8, No. 2)
  • Evaluating Resources on the Web
    Identifying important primary literature on cotton/textile industry
  • How to get help in the library
    Obtaining identified literature not available at one's own library Effective use of ILL services
    Special Libraries on the subject

Methods

Part I

  • Brief lecture on library resources by type
  • Brief lecture on grey literature

Part II

  • "Subject Heading Shuffle" activity
    Cotton manufacture -- Japan.
    Cotton trade -- Japan.
    Investments, Japanese -- History.
    Cotton manufacture -- Japan -- History.
    Cotton spinning -- History.
    Cotton yarn industry -- Japan -- History.
    Textile industry -- Japan -- History.
    Textile industry -- Asia -- History.
    Investments, Japanese -- Asia -- History.
    Competition, International.
  • "Keyword Shuffle" activity
    Wata(綿)
    Men(綿)
    Mengyo(綿業)
    Menshi(綿糸)
    Men kogyo(綿工業)
    Men seihin (綿製品)
    Seni (繊維)
    Boseki (紡績)
    Kotton(コットン)

Part III

  • Guided searching: NACSIS WebCat, NDL OPAC, and OCLC WorldCat
  • Participants identify appropriate indexes for locating both primary and secondary resources for cotton/textile industry.

Part IV

Part V

  • Brief lecture - where to get help

     

    Obtaining identified literature not available at one's own library Effective use of ILL services

     

    Special Libraries on the subject
    Senmon Joho Kikan Soran = Directory of Special Libraries, Japan. (Tokyo: Senmon Toshokan Kyogikai, 1969-, every 3 years) 「専門情報機関総覧」 専門図書館協議会
  • Wrap-up; participants complete evaluation form

This lesson plan primarily follows ACRL Standards 1, 2 and 3, as well as SAILS Skill Sets 2-7, 9, and 10.

Note

1This lesson plan primarily follows ACRL Standards 1, 2 and 3, as well as SAILS Skill Sets 2-7, 9, and 10.

Supplemental Materials

North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources
北米日本研究資料調整協議会
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