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FYS - The Memory of War - G. Shaya (Fall 2021): FINDING BOOKS

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

NOTE:  BECAUSE OF COVID-19, THE LIBRARY IS ENCOURAGING PATRONS TO EXPLORE ELECTRONIC VERSIONS AS THE FIRST CHOICE.  ACCESS TO PHYSICAL MATERIALS MAY BE LIMITED AND ACCESS TO ANY MATERIALS FROM OTHER LIBRARIES MAY TAKE MUCH LONGER FOR DELIVERY DURING THIS PANDEMIC.

 

CONSORT

Search the CONSORT CATALOG for items held by CONSORT Libraries. Consort is a shared catalog for the following schools: The College of Wooster, Denison University, Kenyon College, and Ohio Wesleyan University. You can request books held in other CONSORT libraries directly through the CONSORT system.  They will be placed on hold for you at the Andrews Circulation Desk.

OhioLINK

Search the OhioLINK CATALOG for items held by OhioLINK Libraries. You can request books held in other OhioLINK libraries directly through the OhioLINK system. They will be placed on hold for you at the Andrews Circulation Desk.

Browsing the Collection

History materials are found in the following areas of the library:

Woo Reference

Woo Main

Woo Oversize

Woo Periodicals

History materials will be in the C (Auxilary Sciences of History), D (World History), E & F (History of the Americas) classification areas. Follow the link to see a detailed outline.

 

SEARCH STRATEGY

NARROW YOUR TOPIC

Key Words

•Use AND between key words to narrow your topics 

Example:  Searching just WAR will bring up all entries that contain WAR.  

Searching WAR and  COLLECTIVE MEMORY will bring up only those entries on WAR that deal with COLLECTIVE MEMORY.  

If you search , WAR and  COLLECTIVE MEMORY and VIETNAM the results will bring up only those entries that deal with all three variables--WAR, COLLECTIVE MEMORY, and VIETNAM.

•Also, you can use * to allow for all extensions of a Key Word.

Example: Memor* will bring up Memories, Memory, Memorial, Memorials

 

By FORMAT, LANGUAGE, LOCATION, DATE OF PUBLICATION

•In CONSORT you can go to the top tool bar to MODIFY SEARCH

•if you are only want INTERNET RESOURCES, click on that option in the COMPUTER FILE box 

•look at other option boxes, to further refine your results by language or year of publication.

EXAMPLE--BOOK RESOURCE

There are many book resources available in WOO MAIN that will be useful for researching topics in this course.  One title that you may want to look at is The American War in Viet Nam: Cultural Memories at the Turn of the Century.  If WOO's copy is checked out, you can check out a copy from CONSORT or OHIOLINK.

You can go to the shelf to find the book under the CALL NUMBER WOO MAIN  DS559.8.S6E17 2017 and other books on the same topic will be shelved in the same area.  

Also, whenever you find a book on your topic, you may want to look at assigned subject headings  If you look at The American War in Viet Nam you will see the subject heading VIETNAM WAR, 1961-1975--SOCIAL ASPECTS.  You may want to click on the subject heading  to see what books are available in Wooster or other CONSORT libraries.  Remember, you can move your search to OHIOLINK to view titles available for request from schools outside of CONSORT libraries.

There are also many e-book resources available.  One title that you may want to look at is Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

 

 

 

Keywords

Some keywords to consider for this course:

•collective memory and war

•eyewitness accounts and war

​•media and war

​•oral history and war

•personal narratives and war

•social aspects and war

You can also search for the names of specific wars or locations:

•Vietnam and collective memory

•World War I and collective memory

•World War II and collective memory

LC Subject Headings

Books in the CONSORT and OhioLINK catalogs are assigned Library of Congress (LC)

Subject Headings. Here are some subject headings to consider for this course:

•COLLECTIVE MEMORY

•COLLECTIVE MEMORY--POLITICAL ASPECTS

•COLLECTIVE MEMORY--SOCIAL ASPECTS

•WAR AND SOCIETY

•WAR AND SOCIETY--HISTORY