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Information Literary Resources: 8. Japanese studies senior thesis preparation (H)

8. Japanese studies senior thesis preparation

Using Japanese Library Resources

 

Class:

Japanese studies senior thesis preparation

Instructors:

Chiaki Sakai, University of Iowa
Yoko Okunishi, Japanese American National Museum

Subject of the Lesson

Locate Japanese library online resources; identify types of databases depending on materials (books and journals); develop search skills to effectively retrieve Japanese language materials; and recognize library services.

Audience:

Japanese study major students

Learning Objectives

Application of ACRL Standards 1-2; SAILS Skills Sets 3-7 & 9

  • Students will locate Japanese library OPAC and journal index.
  • Students will identify types of library databases available, depending on materials (books or journals).
  • Students will practice database search and develop effective search skills.
  • Students will recognize search tips necessary to use Japanese online databases, including (ワード検索 and 全文検索)as well as word division.
  • Students will access library materials through library services.

Outline

  • Introduction:
    National Diet Library online databases, including its OPAC (書誌検索) and journal index (雑誌記事索引検索).
  • Use online databases: Basic search
    NDL OPAC and Zasshi kiji sakuin.
  • Use online databases: Advanced search
    Search tips (ワード検索,全文検索, and Japanese word division), and the use of help files.
  • Access journal articles
    Library Catalog and ILL

Methods

 

Part I

  • Brief Lecture - Introduction: Japanese library online databases by National Diet Library, including its OPAC (書誌検索) and journal index (雑誌記事索引検索).
  • Active Learning - Students will locate appropriate NDL online databases, examining materials (books or journals).

Part II

  • Guided searching NDL OPAC and Zassaku (Basic Search): Students will try basic keyword search. Students will find other keywords in relevant search results retrieved and refine search terms.

Part III

  • Guided Searching NDL OPAC and Zassaku (Advanced Search): Students will use help files and scope notes of the database. Students will use advanced search options. Students will also learn search tips for a Japanese language database.
  • Brief Lecture - Explain Japanese word division

Part IV

  • Brief Lecture - Explain how to interpret the citation information referring to database help files.
    Active Learning - Short quizzes will be assigned to students.
  • Guided Search - Students will practice the use of library catalogs to locate library materials.
  • Brief Lecture - Introduce the ILL service.
    Active Learning - Students will fill up ILL request form to order library materials.

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