Dom Taylor, MA, MLIS

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

Peace and Conflict Studies Library Guide

Library services for Peace and Conflict Studies

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WHO AM I?

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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

about me

BACKGROUND

MA in Philosophy (Language). MLIS (Information Studies). I worked as a government records archivist at Library and Archives Canada. I've been working at UM for 2 years.

RELATIONSHIP TO PACS

One of my MA profs taught PACS and wrote an interesting article (Vorobej, 2008) on Galtung's 1967 article, "Violence, peace, and peace research." I originally focused my thesis on language and political theory (i.e., discourse in the public sphere).

OTHER RESEARCH INTERESTS

Lots of theory: metaethics (e.g., expressivism), epistemology (e.g., pragmatism), language and mind (e.g., Wittgenstein, inferentialism), representation (political/aesthetic), agency (shared and individual).

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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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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. If you are a PhD student, you can apply for a private study space at the Elizabeth Dafoe Library here.

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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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useful library tools

Library Access (browser extension)

This tool is a shortcut for accessing articles without going through the library catalogue (e.g., if you are using GoogleScholar or a regular search engine) 

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Citation Managers

This software allows you to keep track of, organize, and annotate articles you find. It is also possible to use it to "automatically" generate reference lists. There are a number of applications available (click here for more info). I recommend Zotero, which is open source/free and relatively easy to use.  You can test out the auto citation generator here.

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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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office hours

Father Harold Drake Library (FHD)

  1. Monday: 10:30AM to 12:30PM
  2. Thursday: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
  3. Friday: 10:30AM to 12:30PM

Elizabeth Dafoe Library

More-or-less any time that I am not teaching, in meetings, or at FHD

Contact info

Dom Taylor

email: dominique.taylor@umanitoba.ca

phone: 204.474.9184

book an appointment

library profile

PACS subject guide

Questions?

Thanks

PACS Orientation

By Dom Taylor

PACS Orientation

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