Thursday, January 30, 2014

Feb: Xtreme Bibliographic Searching for ILL & Reference (ALA)

Four week course
Live sessions
Thursdays, Feb. 3-28, 2014
1-2pm CST

Users expect the impossible. Xtreme Bibliographic Searching  for reference and interlibrary loan will show you sources and techniques to make the impossible possible. Bad citations, international publications, unpublished works, extremely old and extremely new materials may not be lost causes for a skilled searcher with a few tricks and tools. This four-week class, taught by Christina Baich from IUPUI and Collette Mak from Notre Dame will take you from Mansel Pre 56 to Digital Repositories, DOAJ to Trove to HathiTrust. Don’t know those terms? This course is for you!

The Method: Lecture, demonstrations, homework with student presentations of solutions
The Need: increasingly ILL operations are run by clerks without formal training resulting in an over reliance on WorldCat and licensed content.
This course goes beyond the basic tools to creative problem solving—using traditional tools in untraditional ways to fill requests.
Content covered Reading a MARC record
General MARC (which chunks describe the content, which describe the format, where the standard numbers are)
Searching Monographs
Monographic series
Articles cataloged as books
Conference proceedings
Chapter level information
Title changes
Holding statements
Fixing citations
Google, publisher sites without passing the paywall
Untraditional tools, LinkedIn,, PubMed, Google scholar Finding and communicating with authors
Linked in,, other sources
How to approach authors for best results Open Access Resources
Open Access journals
Open Access requirements in the US
Digital repositories Member sites for non-members
CRL Old school—NUC Locating international publications
Learning Outcomes
Ability to correct bad citations using Google scholar, PubMed, publisher web sites and other freely available web sites
Ability to search and use resources such as HathiTrust and CRL, even if the library is not a member, as bibliographic verification tools
Ability to use institutional repositories , Open Access resources, social network sites such as LinkedIn and as bibliographic verification tools and fulfillment sources

$130 for RUSA members
$175 for ALA members
$210 for non-ALA members
$100 for student members and retired members