Medieval & Early Modern Studies
MEM 4905, section 1862 (Fall 2008)
1 credit course (non-Gordon Rule)
W 7th period in LBW 211
Taught by Paul Victor, MLS,
The main goal of this Research Methods
course is to give students the practical knowledge of how to find and
use information for conducting effective research. Through a
combination of lectures, discussion, and hands-on searching
assignments, students will discover how to identify the most relevant
library resources (both print & electronic) and develop effective
search strategies to find quality information. Although the theme in
this course centers on the subject of the Middle Ages, the skills
acquired in this class can be applied to research in any discipline or
Course Objectives (skills students will learn from this class)
- How to take a broad research topic and turn it into a focused & manageable thesis.
- Write an effective annotated bibliography.
- Correctly cite sources.
- Be able to properly evaluate resources to determine if they are scholarly/reliable.
- Learn the most important reference works in the field to gain valuable background information on a topic.
- Effectively search the library catalog to find books & other material.
- How to find & successfully use databases containing journal articles.
- Discover quality Internet resources for your research.
About the Teacher:
Paul Victor is an Assistant
University Librarian at the University
of Florida. His work entails helping Library West patrons
with reference questions in the humanities & social sciences. He also conducts numerous library instruction
courses for faculty and students who wish to learn how to find & use
library resources. Mr. Victor holds a
Master of Library & Information Science Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a second Master of Arts degree
in Medieval Studies from the University
of Connecticut. His areas of concentration for this degree
are in the history, literature, and philosophy of the Middle Ages. His research interests include medieval
English history, literary epics, ancient & medieval philosophy, as well as
ancient & medieval warfare.
For more info.:http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/hss/medieval/Basic 20Searching/MEM_4930.htm
Still have questions?
Contact the instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Medieval
and Early Modern Studies
Will Hasty, 263 Dauer Hall, 273-3780
Mary Watt, 301 Pugh Hall, 392-2422