Dom Taylor, MA, MLIS

Peace & Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Catholic Studies, and Religion Librarian    dominique.taylor@umanitoba.ca

Catholic Studies Subject Guide

Introduction to library + reading/paraphrasing

CATH 1190-A01

January 22, 2019

plan

1.

WHO AM I?

2.

SOME HANDY LIBRARY SERVICES AND TOOLS

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HOW I CAN HELP YOU

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OFFICE HOURS AND CONTACT INFO

GOALS OF LIBRARIANS

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READING/PARAPHRASING

goals

USEFUL:

It helps with your research and university experience.

My hope is for you to experience the library as something that is:

USEABLE:

It is not difficult to figure out.

DESIRABLE:

You enjoy your experience in the library or using library systems.

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things I can help with

YOUR RESEARCH:

Identifying/narrowing a topic, finding references, suggesting keywords, outlining some search strategies, etc...

HELP USING SYSTEMS

Using databases, citation management software, etc...

CITATION

If you have questions about a citation format, I can point you to some resources or give you some guidance.

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HONING YOUR IDEAS

I can help clarify your ideas and refine your arguments, by helping you identify/locate counter-arguments and alternative perspective.

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useful library services

DOCUMENT DELIVERY

If the libraries are lacking an article or a book, you can order items using this service.  Delivery time: +/- 2 to 3 days for an article and 1 to 2 weeks for a book.

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STUDY SPACES

You can book private/group study rooms here for multiple library locations. 

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SUBJECT GUIDES

Subject guides can provide you with a good starting point for research (e.g., relevant databases, handbooks, and encyclopedias).  PACS guide is here.

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paraphrasing and critical reading

example 1: context matters

"The cat is on the mat."

How would you paraphrase this?

example 1: context matters

"The cat is on the mat."

"The felis catus is situated on the floor covering"

Is this helpful? Does this add meaning or clarification? Does the sentence itself give you much to work with?

example 1: context matters

"The cat is on the mat. His name is Rudy and he basically lives on the mat. He doesn't even look up when I come home. I don't think he even likes me."

Now, how would you paraphrase this?

try to capture not just the things I am saying, but what I am trying to get across (the point)

example 2:

the real deal

"Everything from Ben Hur to The Passion of the Christ gives us the impression that Christians lived under the constant threat of brutal persecution..."(Moss, 2013, p.127).

 

"When it comes to why Christians were persecuted people are hard-pressed to supply and answer"(Moss, 2013, p.128).

 

"It's clear that Christians were never a beloved group and that during the vast majority of this period they were actively disliked. But they were not, as we will see, constantly hunted down by soldiers or regularly persecuted" (Moss, 2013,p.129).

finally, try and paraphrase this as a whole:

example 2:

some takeaways

2. Paraphrase ideas rather than sentences.

3. You can paraphrase an idea that is scattered throughout a text (multiple pages). However, make sure that the idea is clearly supported in the text.

1. Always try to identify what point the author is trying to make. This should be the focus of your paraphrase.

Contact info

Dom Taylor

email: dominique.taylor@umanitoba.ca

phone: 204.474.9184

book an appointment

library profile

 

Questions?

Thanks!

CATH 1990-A01 Intro to library + paraphrasing

By Dom Taylor

CATH 1990-A01 Intro to library + paraphrasing

Brief introduction to what I services I can offer as your librarian and some of the resources that are available to you. This presentation also includes a reading exercise.

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