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Just for fun
- The Joy of Books
- New Spice — Study like a scholar, scholar
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FREE Citation Management Software
- RefWorks site (Login) can help you manage your footnotes & bibliography on the web. Easy to use, interfaces directly with MS Word to create footnotes & bibliographies
- Key points:
- Don’t forget to install Write-n-Cite on your PC. It’s in the Tools menu
- Also don’t forget to move items out of the “Last Imported” folder into the folder you create for your course
- Lastly, don’t forget to use “Edit citation” in the Write-n-cite application to get page numbers!
- Library Footnotes, Bibliographies, RefWorks page
Logging in from Home
- Need to use Passport York or bar code number & PIN from library card to authenticate as a York user
- Information here on logging in
- Academic Integrity and Plagiarism site and quiz.
- Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy — fantastic resource !
- Encyclopedia Britannica — best general resource
- Oxford Reference Online — lots of online dictionaries in science & other fields
- The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Scott Ref PN 3433.4 E53 1993B
- The Greenwood encyclopedia of science fiction and fantasy : themes, works, and wonders, Scott Ref PS 374 S35 G74 2005
- Anatomy of wonder : a critical guide to science fiction, Scott Ref Z 5917 S36 A52 2004
Picking a Topic
Find something you’re interested, make sure it’s not too general or too specific. Have a plan B.
My topic: Samuel R. Delany & images of sexuality
Plan b: blade runner & alien // alienation in science fiction
- Do a keyword search in Library Catalogue:
- science fiction and history and criticism
- science fiction and american history and criticism
- example or author or subject: Dick, Philip k or Delany, Samuel R
- Google Books Search — Can be a good way to find relevant books.
- Aliens Cameron alienation
- RACER — if you want to borrow a book we don’t have!
These online databases can also be found in the eResources Quick Links box on the library home page.
Find Articles by Subject will give more databases to search — in Film and Literature and Science….
All the article databases are very similar. Here are some sample keyword searches:
- delany and triton
- delany and sexuality
- delany and (sex or sexuality or body)
- science fiction and images and (sex or sexuality or body or masculinity)
- Philip K Dick and Ubik
- dick and high castle
- science fiction and history
- alternate history
- science fiction or sci fi or scifi or sf
- Philip k dick and high castle
- blade runner
- cameron and aliens
- cameron and alien
- cameron and aliens and sex
- Scholars Portal eJournals — great full text article source!
- Literature Online — indexes major literary journals, with some full text. Can find scholarly articles by author, ie. articles about PKD.
- MLA database — Indexes major journals.
- JSTOR — another great full text source
- Research Library — mostly full text, another good source for journal articles
- FIAF’s International Index to Film/TV Periodicals — for articles on sf films, lots of full text
Using the Internet Wisely
- Using Google as a scholarly research tool:
- Find a good portal site
- remember: who, why and when
- Google Scholar — can be pretty good but a little lacking in articles on literature and film. Can be a good way to find relevant books.