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Desert Island Reading (Spring 2008)

Resource Guide for PWR 1:Desert Island Reading (Gabrielle Moyer, Spring 2008)

Librarian: Rose Harrington, quickstp@stanford.edu

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The Resource Guide is organized to reflect the process of research methodology. Most research on a new topic begins with a general understanding of the subject. Reference material offers the opportunity to do background reading. Among the benefits of using the reference collections, are they will inform you of key concepts, capture important historical moments, and offer biographical, historical, and geographical information. Bibliographies that include circulating volumes and articles on your subject are in the reference collections. There are three reference collections in Green Library:Information Center, HASRC,and the SSRC. Each branch library and the Coordinate Libraries have has their own reference collection.
Starting Point:Guide for PWR Students. The guide combines links to the Catalog, Databases, Refworks, Maps, Images, how to get help, etc., all on one easy page.

The Research Quick Start Guides and Research Subjects A-Z also link to recommended reference material and resources within Green Library. These guides direct you to sources for articles, books and reference materials on specific subjects. Those below might be helpful for your topic:

  • Guide for PWR students
  • Literary Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology




    An example of one search I did to find reference materials: I entered American literature into the everything box (EB) of Socrates' Combined Search.I limited the Green Location to Information Center. I repeated the Combined Search again and limited it to the HASRC.
    Reference works in the IC and HASRC are listed below:

    • American women writers : a critical reference guide : from colonial times to the present 2nd ed. PS147 .A42 2000

    • The Blackwell companion to philosophy B72 .B565 2003

    • Cassell's chronology of world history : dates, events and ideas that made history HASRC D11 .W635 2005

    • Encyclopedia of Human Behavior BF31.E5
    • Encyclopedia of Psychology BF31.E52
    • Encyclopedia of rhetoric and composition :communication from ancient times to the information age PN172 .E53 1996

    • The imaginary voyage in prose fiction : a history of its criticism and a guide for its study, with an annotated check list of 215 imaginary voyages from 1700 to 1800 HASRC PN3432 .G6 1941

    • The Oxford companion to twentieth-century literature in English PR471 .O94 1996

    • The Oxford companion to African American literature PS153 .N5 O96 1997

    • The Oxford encyclopedia of American literature PS21 .O94




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    Having reviewed the research guides and developed a broader understanding of your topic, reading reference sources, continue to the second step in narrowing your subject, by searching Socrates’ Combined Search for circulating volumes and perhaps DVD's and videos. Socrates does not search for articles. Socrates searches all campus libraries, unless you limit your search to a specific branch or Coordinate Library.

    Another search that I conducted was typing (literature or novel) (lonely or lonliness or solitude or isolat$) into the Everything Box (EB) and limiting language to English and Format to books. The EB is a keyword search which searches all the fields in the catalogue record. Socrates will retrieve records that have either one or both keywords: literature or novel with one or all of the keywords: lonely or lonliness or solitude or isolat$. $: retrieves all terms beginning with the same root. In this example, Socrates searches for the words isolate, isolated, isolating, isolation, etc. For further explanation of truncation and Boolean operators review Socrates' HELP menu. I chose the Details option of records that seemed relevant to learn the subject terms. Next, I narrowed my research by performing subject(S) searches. When searching by subject, Socrates only searches for Library of Congress Subject Terms in the catalogue record's subject field. I honed further by selecting format. You can repeat the keyword (everything box) and subject (S) searches and limit to the various branch libraries or Stanford's Coordinate Libraries.



    A final example of a Socrates’ Combined Search:
    Into the (EB) I entered the keywords: narrative or storytelling or fiction or novel. In the S box, I typed:Psychology Imagination. In this search, Socrates matches all records within the subject field. Within those retrieved records one, two, three, or all of of the keywords must be in the catalogue's record. Again, these searches could be narrowed by language, format or library.



    Library of Congress Subjects might appear on the right of the retrieved options. These could offer additional search terms or research ideas.



    Search a title that is listed below to learn its subject headings. Remember the linkable Nearby Items on Shelf option that is listed above Holds and Location at the bottom of the catalogue record. By clicking this link, you can browse the library’s collection by call number to find material that your search terms might not have retrieved.


    Below are materials discovered searching Socrates’ Combined Search.


    Books and Reading and Civilization

    • Books known to the English, 597-1066 Z6602 .O35

    • Great books : my adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and other indestructible writers of the Western world CB245 .D44 1996

    • The pilgrim and the bee : reading rituals and book culture in early New England Z1003.3 .N4 B76 2007

    • Twelve books that changed the world Z1003 .B695 2006

    Books and Reading-Literacy and Power

    • The constitution of literature : literacy, democracy, and early English literary criticism PR63 .M67 2008

    • The emergence of African American literacy traditions : family and community efforts in the nineteenth century Cubberley Education Library LC2741 .B45 2004

    • Every book its reader : the power of the printed word to stir the world Z1035.A1 .B15 2005

    • Print and power in France and England, 1500-1800 Z305 .P69 2006

    • Women in print : essays on the print culture of American women from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Z473 .W68 2006

    • The wonder of it all : when literature and literacy intersect Cubberley Education Library LB1573 .J565 2007

    Literature or Novel and Isolation

    • An imaginary England : nation, landscape and literature, 1840-1920 PR468 .N293 E23 2005

    • Dramas of solitude : narratives of retreat in American nature writing PS163 .R66 1998

    • Fictional realities : the uses of literary imagination PN56 .R32 M66 1993

    • Identity and story : creating self in narrative BF697 .I3492 2006

    • Isolated cases : the anxieties of autonomy in enlightenment philosophy and romantic literature PR457 .Y68 2004

    • The politics of solitude : alienation in the literatures of the Americas PQ7081 .N47 1989A

    • An uneasy solitude : individual and society in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson PS1642.S58 G66 1987

    Psychology and (Imagination or Inspiration)

    • Beyond understanding : appeals to the imagination, passions, and will in mid-nineteenth-century American women's fiction PS374 .W6 H44 1996

    • Curiosity, imagination, and play : on the development of spontaneous cognitive and motivational processes BF723.C8 C87 1986

    • Dreaming by the book 2 Copies Green Library and Bender Room PN56 .I45 S38 1999

    • The fictive and the imaginary : charting literary anthropology PN3347 .I7413 1993

    • Longing : narratives of nostalgia in the British novel, 1740-1890 PR868 .N67 W34 2004

    • Mental images and their transformations BF367 .S55

    • 21st century psychology : a reference handbook 2 Volumes BF131 .A15 2008

    • The world of the imagination : sum and substance B105 .I49 B72 1991

    Reading or Literature and Social Aspects

    • Books : their history, art, power, glory, infamy and suffering according to their creators, friends and enemies Z1003 .D68

    • Literacy : writing, reading and social organization P91 .O9

    • Printing the written word : the social history of books, circa 1450-1520 Z126 .P73 1991

    • Reading in America : literature & social history Z1003.2 .R424 1989

    • Social texts and context : literature and social psychology PR830 .P75 P67 1984

    • Trauma and memory : reading, healing, and making law RC552 .P67 T744 2007

    Other Suggestions: Browse Periodicals In Green Current Periodicals (CPR) Peer-reviewed journals and magazine titles are arranged alphabetically in Green CPR and its IC Display area. In Current Periodicals, the call number is on the face of the box to locate previous years in Green stacks or to page from the SAL facilities. Current Periodicals and IC Display issues do not circulate.

    Searching for articles is the final part of finding and evaluating research material for your paper. Articles are usually the most specific research resource. Search databases to find magazine and peer-reviewed articles. Most databases are subject specific but a few are general/interdisciplinary databases.

    • ABELL

    • Arts and Humanities Citation Index

    • ATLA

    • America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts – Find abstracts of books, book reviews, dissertations and journal articles, many full-text, on world history.

    • Academic Search Premier - Find articles on topics in all disciplines, many full-text. Interdisciplinary/general database

    • Book Review Digest

    • Book Review Index


    • Expanded Academic ASAP - As above, another general database, with both popular and scholarly articles. Interdisciplinary/general database

    • JSTOR

    • MLA International Bibliography – Database for resources about language and literature; includes both articles and book chapters and is international in scope.

    • PsychInfo – Find journal articles, abstracts of books, and other literature in psychology, including material on persuasion/advertising.

    • New York Times Historical

    • Readers Guide Retrospective

    • Social Sciences and Humanities Index

    • Sociological Abstracts – Resources about social change, social problems, popular culture, with many full-text articles.


    Another option for selecting databases: From Stanford's Databases webpage, select the link by Subject: British and Commonwealth Literary Studies

  • That's Classic! Ancient Rhetorics in Modern Contexts (Spring 2008)

    Resource Guide for PWR 1:That's Classic! Ancient Rhetorics in Modern Contexts (Kristin Wilson, Winter 2008)

    Librarians: John Mustain, jmustain@stanford.edu
    and Rose Harrington, quickstp@stanford.edu

    _________________________________________________________________________________
    The Resource Guide is organized to reflect the process of research methodology. Most research on a new topic begins with a general understanding of the subject. Reference material offers the opportunity to do background reading. Among the benefits of using the reference collections, are they will inform you of key concepts, capture important historical moments, and offer biographical, historical, and geographical information. Bibliographies that include circulating volumes and articles on your subject are in the reference collections. There are three reference collections in Green Library:Information Center, HASRC,and the SSRC. Each branch library has its own reference collection.
    Starting Point:Guide for PWR Students. The guide combines links to the Catalog, Databases, Refworks, Maps, Images, how to get help, etc., all on one easy page.

    The Research Quick Start Guides and Research Subjects A-Z also link to recommended reference material and resources within Green Library. These guides direct you to sources for articles, books and reference materials on specific subjects. Those below might be helpful for your topic:

  • Classics
  • Guide for PWR students
  • Literary Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • U.S. History



    An example of one search I did to find reference materials: I entered classic$ and (civilization or society) into the everything box (EB) of Socrates' Combined Search. $: retrieves all terms beginning with the same root. In this example, Socrates searches for the words classic, classics, and classical. Retrieved records will include those with the truncated term of classic$ and either one of the keywords: civilization, or society, or civilization and society. For further explanation of truncation and Boolean operators review Socrates' HELP menu. I limited the Green Location to Information Center. I repeated the Combined Search again and limited it to the HASRC.
    Reference works in the IC and HASRC are listed below:

    • Afro-American writers after 1955 : dramatists and prose writers PS129 .D52

    • American women writers : a critical reference guide : from colonial times to the present 2nd ed. PS147 .A42 2000

    • Aristotle; fundamentals of the history of his development 2d ed. B485 .J33 1948

    • The Blackwell companion to philosophy B72 .B565 2003

    • The Oxford companion to classical civilization HASRC DE5 .O94 1998

    • Cassell's chronology of world history : dates, events and ideas that made history HASRC D11 .W635 2005

    • A companion to early modern philosophy B72 .B565 1991

    • Encyclopedia of classical philosophy B163 .E53 1997

    • Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic tradition HASRC DF757 .E53

    • Encyclopedia of rhetoric and composition :communication from ancient times to the information age PN172 .E53 1996

    • The history of Afro-American literature PS153.N5 J33 1989

    • Meet the philosophers of ancient Greece : everything you always wanted to know about ancient Greek philosophy but didn't know who to ask B171 .M44 2005

    • Modern American literature PS221 .M53 1999

    • The Oxford companion to twentieth-century literature in English PR471 .O94 1996

    • The Oxford companion to African American literature PS153 .N5 O96 1997

    • The Oxford encyclopedia of American literature PS21 .O94




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    The Raubitschek Collection is a non-circulating collection on the third floor of Green Library's East Wing. The collection includes primary texts of Greek and Latin epigraphy and papyrology, together with the necessary secondary and reference literature.

    The Department of Classics houses a non-circulating library.
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    Having reviewed the research guides and developed a broader understanding of your topic, reading reference sources, continue to the second step in narrowing your subject, by searching Socrates’ Combined Search for circulating volumes and perhaps DVD's and videos. Socrates does not search for articles. Socrates searches all campus libraries, unless you limit your search to a specific branch or Coordinate library.

    Another search that I conducted was typing Plato and orat$ into the Everything Box (EB) and limiting Format to books. The EB is a keyword search which searches all the fields in the catalogue record. Socrates will retrieve records that have Plato and orate, orator, oration, etc. I chose the Details option of records that seemed relevant to learn the subject terms. Next, I narrowed my research by performing subject(S) searches. When searching by subject, Socrates only searches for Library of Congress Subject Terms in the catalogue record's subject field. I honed further by selecting format. You can repeat the keyword (everything box) and subject (S) searches and limit to the various branch libraries or Stanford's Coordinate Libraries.



    A final example of a Socrates’ Combined Search:
    I entered the keyword (EB):classic$ or ancient or antiquities. In the subject box (S), I typed:Oratory. In this search, Socrates matches all records with in the subjectfield. Within those retrieved records one, two, or three of the keywords must be in the catalogue's record. Again, these searches could be narrowed by language, format or library.



    Library of Congress Subjects might appear on the right of the retrieved options. These could offer additional search terms or research ideas.



    Search a title that is listed below to learn its subject headings. Remember the linkable Nearby Items on Shelf option that is listed above Holds and Location at the bottom of the catalogue record. By clicking this link, you can browse the library’s collection by call number to find material that your search terms might not have retrieved.



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    Books:

    Below are materials discovered searching Socrates’ Combined Search.


    African American Political, Religious, or Social Rhetoric

  • African American rhetoric(s) : interdisciplinary perspectives PS153 .N5 A69 2004

  • African Americans and the culture of pain In Process Request Item E185.625 .K56 2008

  • Amid the Fall, dreaming of Eden : Du Bois, King, Malcolm X, and emancipatory composition E185.61 .S918 1999

  • Black church life-styles BR563 .N4 B567 1986

  • Black cosmopolitanism : racial consciousness and transnational identity in the nineteenth-century Americas E185.625 .N88 2005

  • Black identity : rhetoric, ideology, and nineteenth-century Black nationalism E185.625 .G625 2003

  • Crafting equality : America's Anglo-African word 2 Copies, Crown Law and Green Libraries E185 .C68 1993

  • From Behind the Veil 1st and 2nd Editions PS366 .A35 S7 1991

  • Racial discourse and cosmopolitanism in twentieth-century African American writing PS153 .N5 F75 2008

  • Rhetoric, religion and the civil rights movement, 1954-1965 E185.61 .R48 2006

  • Ring out freedom! : the voice of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the making of the civil rights movement E185.97 .K5 S866 2004

  • Understanding African American rhetoric : classical origins to contemporary innovations PE3102 .N42 U53 2003



  • Cicero

    • Brill's companion to Cicero : oratory and rhetoric PA6285 .B75 2002

    • Cicero's accretive style : rhetorical strategies in the exordia of the judicial speeches PA6357 .C47 1996

    • Cicero's style : a synopsis followed by selected analytic studies 870.5 .M686S V.245

    • Ethos and pathos : from Aristotle to Cicero PN175 W57 1989


    Classical Rhetoric

    • Ancient rhetorical theory and Paul BS2655 .L3 A64 1999

    • Ancient rhetorics for contemporary students ON ORDER

    • Aristotle on emotion : a contribution to philosophical psychology, rhetoric, poetics, politics, and ethics B491 .E7 F67 2002

    • The beginnings of rhetorical theory in classical Greece PA401 .S24 1999

    • The birth of literary fiction in ancient Greece PA3074 .F56 1998

    • The birth of rhetoric : Gorgias, Plato and their successors PA4279 .G7 W37 1996

    • Classical rhetoric & its Christian & secular tradition from ancient to modern times PN183 .K4 1999

    • A companion to Greek rhetoric PA3265 .C66 2007

    • A companion to Roman rhetoric ON RESERVE AT GREEN LIBRARY LOAN DESK PA2311 .C66 2007

    • A history of Aristotle's Rhetoric, with a bibliography of early printings PN173 .A73 B73

    • A new history of classical rhetoric PA3038 .K46 1994

    • Rereading Aristotle's Rhetoric PN173 .A7 R47 1999

    • On rhetoric : a theory of civic discourse 2 copies, Tanner and Classics Library PN173 .A7 K46 1991



    Cults

    • Ancient Greek cults : a guide BL783 .L37 2007

    • Cults : a reference handbook BL1585 .B44 2006

    • Divine qualities : cult and community in Republican Rome ON ORDER BL803 .C53 2007

    • The gods and goddesses of Old Europe: 7000 to 3500 BC; myths, legends and cult images GN776.2 .A1 G55

    • Greek cult tables BL795 .T32 G54 1991

    • Greek mysteries : the archaeology of ancient Greek secret cults BL795 .M9 G74 2003

    • Introduction to new and alternative religions in America BL2525 .I58 2006

    • The Power of sacrifice : Roman and Christian discourses in conflict BL570 .H49 2007
    • The religion of the Mithras cult in the Roman Empire : mysteries of the unconquered sun BL1585 .B44 2006

    • Roman religion and the cult of Diana at Aricia BL820.D5 G74 2007

    • The shadows and lights of Waco : millennialism today BP605 .B72 F38 2001

    • Social science and the cults : an annotated bibliography Z7835.C86 S34 1990

    • Strange gods : the great American cult scare BL2530.U6 B76 1981

    • Themis; a study of the social origins of Greek religion BL785 .H4

    Early Christian Rhetoric

    • The Classical world bibliography of philosophy, religion, and rhetoric Z7129 .G7 C58 1978

    • Greek rhetoric under Christian emperors PA3265 .K43 1983

    • Greek rhetorical origins of Christian faith : an inquiry BT771.2 .K53 1987

    • Miracle in the early Christian world : a study in sociohistorical method BL487 .K43 1983

    • Paul's true rhetoric : ambiguity, cunning, and deception in Greece and Rome BS2655 .L3 G58 2001

    • Philo and Paul among the sophists B288 .W56 1996

    • Rhetoric and homiletics in fourth-century Christian literature : prose rhythm, oratorical style, and preaching in the works of Ambrose, Jerome, and Augustine PA2307 .O24 1991

    • Rhetoric and exegesis in Augustine's interpretation of Romans 7:24-25a BR65 .A9 M365 2001

    • The second sophistic : a cultural phenomenon in the Roman empire DG78 .A63 1993

    Peoples Temple

    • The children of Jonestown BP605.P46 W66

    • Peoples Temple and Black religion in America BP605 .P46 P44 2004

    • Raven : the untold story of the Rev. Jim Jones and his people BP605.P46 R44 1982

    Plato

    • Phaedrus B380 .A5 N44 1995

    • Plato on rhetoric and language : four key dialogues B358 .N54 1999

    • Plato's dream of sophistry B395 .M275 1999

    Politics

  • Aeschines and Athenian politics DF233.2 .H37 1995

  • Introduction to classical legal rhetoric : a lost heritage K213 .F76 2005

  • Mass oratory and political power in the late Roman Republic PA6083 .M67 2003

  • Oxford readings in the Attic orators PA3264 .O94 2007

  • Philosophy and power in the Graeco-Roman world : essays in honour of Miriam Griffin B162.9 .P45 2002


  • Reading Aristotle's Ethics : virtue, rhetoric, and political philosophy B430 .T47 1996

  • In the theatre of Dionysos : democracy and tragedy in ancient Athens PA3203 .S49 2007


  • Rhetoric and Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Narrative Structure

    • Archilochos heros : the cult of poets in the Greek polis PA3873 .A77 C57 2004

    • Handbook of literary rhetoric : a foundation for literary study PA181 .L313 1998

    • Grammar as interpretation : Greek literature in its linguistic contexts 870.5 .M686S V.171

    • Landmark essays on rhetoric and literature PN183 .L36 1999

    • Metamorphosis of language in Apuleius : a study of allusion in the novel PA6217 .F55 1998

    • Narrative structure and poetics in the Aeneid : the frame of Book 6 PA6825 .K97 1998

    • The origins of criticism : literary culture and poetic theory in classical Greece 2 Copies, Green and Classics Department Library PA35 .F67 2002

    • Powers of expression, expressions of power : speech presentation and Latin literature PA6029 .S62 L35 1999


    Theatre

    • The Cambridge companion to Greek and Roman theatre PA3201 .C26 2007
    • A companion to classical receptions IN PROCESS PA3009 .C66 2008
    • The Greek Theater and Festivals: Documentary Studies PA3201 .G72 2007
    • Mask and performance in Greek tragedy : from ancient festival to modern experimentation PA3131 .W55 2007
    • Myth and tragedy in ancient Greece PA3131 .V413 1990
    • Performance and identity in the classical world PA3203 .D76 2006
    • The soul of tragedy : essays on Athenian drama, 2 Copies, Green Library and Classics Departmental Library PA3131 .S67 2005
    • The theatricality of Greek tragedy : playing space and chorus PA3201 .L48 2007

    Thinking and Reasoning

    • Aristotle on emotion : a contribution to philosophical psychology, rhetoric, poetics, politics, and ethics 2nd ed. B491 .E7 F67 2002

    • Bias in human reasoning : causes and consequences BC53 .E83 1989

    • Experience, memory, and reasoning BF441 .E96 1986

    • Methods of thought : individual differences in reasoning strategies BF442 .M48 2005

    • The psychology of proof : deductive reasoning in human thinking BF442 .R56 1994

    • Reasoning and discourse processes BF441 .R38 1986

    • The tactical uses of passion : an essay on power, reason, and reality HM136 .B22 1983

    • The thinker as artist : from Homer to Plato & Aristotle PA3052 .A48 1997

    • Thinking and reasoning BF441 .G234T 1994
    • Persons and passions : essays in honor of Annette Baier B893 .P47 2005



    Electronic Resources available through Socrates:

    • European paganism [electronic resource] : the realities of cult from antiquity to the Middle Ages
    • Leaders and followers [print] : a psychiatric perspective on religious cults
    • Rhetoric and reality in early Christianities [electronic resource]



    Other Suggestions: Browse Periodicals In Green Current Periodicals (CPR) Peer-reviewed journals and magazine titles are arranged alphabetically in Green CPR and its IC Display area. In Current Periodicals, the call number is on the face of the box to locate previous years in Green stacks or to page from the SAL facilities. Current Periodicals and IC Display issues do not circulate.


    Classics Journals

    • Automata : rivista di natura, scienza e tecnica del mondo
      antica = journal of nature, science and technics in the

    • ancient world CC1 .A98 F

    • Classical Antiquity PA1 .C342

    • Greece and Rome Call number DE1 .G7

    • Greece and Rome. New surveys in the classics DE1 .G72

    • Hesperia; journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

    • DF10 .H4

    • Illinois classical studies PA25 .I4

    • Mediterranean archaeology DE1 .M42

    • Ogam - tradition celtique D70 .O5

    • Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section C,

    • Archaeology, Celtic studies, history, linguistics and

    • literature 062 .R883P

    • Quaderni urbinati di cultura classica PA9 .Q3
    • Turkish Academy of Sciences journal of archaeology DS155 .T83 F

    Searching for articles is the final part of finding and evaluating research material for your paper. Articles are usually the most specific research resource. Search databases to find magazine and peer-reviewed articles. Most databases are subject specific but a few are general/interdisciplinary databases.

    • Anthropological LiteratureSubjects indexed are Anthropology, archaeology, and interdisciplinary studies

    • AnthroPlusIndexes articles on Archeology and Anthropology

    • ATLA

    • America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts – Find abstracts of books, book reviews, dissertations and journal articles, many full-text, on world history.

    • Academic Search Premier - Find articles on topics in all disciplines, many full-text. Interdisciplinary/general database

    • Expanded Academic ASAP - As above, another general database, with both popular and scholarly articles. Interdisciplinary/general database

    • L'Année philologiqueAncient Greek and Roman Languages, History, Language, Linguistics, Medieval Studies

    • JSTOR

    • MLA International Bibliography – Database for resources about language and literature; includes both articles and book chapters and is international in scope.

    • PsychInfo – Find journal articles, abstracts of books, and other literature in psychology, including material on persuasion/advertising.

    • Social Sciences and Humanities Index

    • Sociological Abstracts – Resources about social change, social problems, popular culture, with many full-text articles.


    Conspiracy Theory (Spring 2008)

    Resource Guide for PWR 1: Conspiracy Theory (Jonah Willihnganz, Spring 2008)

    Librarian: Rose Harrington, quickstp@stanford.edu
    _________________________________________________________________________________
    The Resource Guide is organized to reflect the process of research methodology. Most research on a new topic begins with a general understanding of the subject. Reference material offers the opportunity to do background reading. Among the benefits of using the reference collections are they will inform you of key concepts, capture important historical moments, and offer biographical, historical, and geographical information. Bibliographies that include circulating volumes and articles on your subject are in the reference collections. There are three reference collections in Green Library:Information Center, HASRC, SSRC. Each branch library or Coordinate Library has its own reference collection.
    Starting Point:Guide for PWR Students. The guide combines links to the Catalog, Databases, Refworks, Maps, Images, how to get help, etc., all on one easy page.

    The Research Quick Start Guides and Research Subjects A-Z also link to recommended reference material and resources within Green Library. These guides direct you to sources for articles, books and reference materials on specific subjects. Those below might be helpful for your topic:

  • Current Events
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Guide for PWR students
  • Literary Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Opinion
  • Sociology
  • U.S. History



    An example of one search I did to find reference materials: I entered popular culture into the everything box (EB) of Socrates' Combined Search. I limited the Green Location to Information Center. I repeated the Combined Search twice more and limited to the HASRC and for the second search to the SSRC.
    Some reference works are:

  • American Decades E169.12.A419
  • Chronicle of America E 174.5 C55
  • Cinema : year by year, 1894-2005 HASRC PN1993.5 .A1 C5663 2005 F
  • Conspiracy theories in American history : an encyclopedia E179 .C66 2 volume set
  • Distrust SSRC BF575 .T7 D57 2004
  • Encyclopedia of American Studies E169.1 E625
  • Encyclopedia of Ethics BJ63.E45
  • Encyclopedia of Human Behavior BF31.E5
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology BF31.E52
  • The Film encyclopedia Information Center PN1993.45 .K34 2005
  • The Oxford guide to film studies Information Center PN1995 .O93 1998
  • World almanac & book of facts
    IC Ready Reference Current Year 2007
    Information Center AY67 .N5 W92 for preceding years


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    Having reviewed the research guides and developed a broader understanding of your topic reading reference sources, continue to the second step in narrowing your subject, by searching Socrates’ Combined Search for circulating volumes and perhaps DVD's and videos. Socrates does not search for articles. Socrates searches all campus libraries, unless you limit your search to a specific branch or Coordinate library.



    Another search that I conducted was typing (anger or fear)and culture into the Everything Box (EB) and limiting Format to books. The EB is a keyword search which searches all the fields in the catalogue record. Socrates will retrieve records that have culture and anger, culture and fear, or culture and fear and anger. I chose the Details option of records that seemed relevant to learn the subject terms. Next, I narrowed my research by performing Subject searches. Fear and Anger are both Library of Congress Subject Terms. I honed further by selecting format. You can repeat the keyword (everything box) and subject searches and limit to the various branch libraries or Stanford's Coordinate Libraries.



    A final example of a Socrates’ Combined Search:
    I entered the keyword (EB):fear or anger or mistrust. In the subject box (S), I typed: psychological aspects. In this search, Socrates matches all records with psychological aspects in the subjectfield. The retrieved records with psychological aspect in the subject field, will also have one, two, or all three of the keywords somewhere in the catalogue record. Again, these searches could be narrowed by language, format or library.



    Subject headings might appear on the right of the retrieved options. These could offer additional search terms or research ideas.



    Search a title that is listed below to learn its subject headings. Remember the linkable Nearby Items on Shelf option that is listed above Holds and Location at the bottom of the catalogue record. By clicking this link, you can browse the library’s collection by call number to find material that your search terms might not have retrieved.



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    Books:

    Below are materials discovered searching Socrates’ Combined Search.



    ANXIETY OR FEAR

    • The age of anxiety : conspiracy theory and the human sciences SAL 3 HM15 .S545 2001
    • Fear : a cultural history BF575 .F2 B687 2005
    • Fear itself : the origin and nature of the powerful emotion that shapes our lives and our world BF575 .F2 D65 1998
    • The psychology of fear and stress BF575 .F2 G73
    • Social rage [electronic resource] : emotion and cultural conflict ELECTRONIC RESOURCE ACCESSIBLE VIA SOCRATES
    • The trouble with blame : victims, perpetrators, and responsibility HM291 .L235 1996
    • Understanding social anxiety : social, personality and clinical perspectives HM291 .L358 1983




    CONSPIRACY, DELUSION, PARANOIA

    • The age of anxiety : McCarthyism to terrorism E748 .M143 J64 2005ON RESERVE FOR TWO HOURS AT GREEN'S LOAN DESK
    • Believed-in imaginings : the narrative construction of reality BF408 .B39 1998
    • Even paranoids have enemies : new perspectives on paranoia and persecution JC585 .E84 1998
    • Conspiracy and paranoia in contemporary American fiction : the works of Don DeLillo and Joseph McElroy PS374.C594 H36 1994
    • Conspiracy culture : from the Kennedy assassination to The X-files E169.12 .K57 2000 ON RESERVE FOR TWO HOURS AT GREEN'S LOAN DESK
    • Conspiracy nation : the politics of paranoia in postwar America E169.12 .C66 2002 ON RESERVE FOR TWO HOURS AT GREEN'S LOAN DESK
    • Conspiracy theories : secrecy and power in American culture HV6275 .F45 1999 ON RESERVE FOR TWO HOURS AT GREEN'S LOAN DESK
    • Delusion and belief LANE MEDICAL LIBRARY BF1031 .C187 1926
    • Delusion and mass-delusion [print] LANE MEDICAL LIBRARY BF441 .M44 1949
    • Delusions : investigations into the psychology of delusional reasoning RC553.D35 G37 1994
    • Empire of conspiracy : the culture of paranoia in postwar America PS374 .C594 M45 2000
    • Paradigms of paranoia : the culture of conspiracy in contemporary American fiction PS374 .C594 C63 2005 ON RESERVE FOR TWO HOURS AT GREEN'S LOAN DESK
    • Political paranoia : the psychopolitics of hatred JA74.5 .R55 1997
    • The Rough Guide to Conspiracy Theories GRPC 1147

      ON RESERVE FOR TWO HOURS AT GREEN'S LOAN DESK




    FIRST PERSON NARRATIVE

    • I : the meaning of the first person term P240.85 .D4 2006
    • Representation and the text : re-framing the narrative voice PN771 .R47 1997
    • The world without, the mind within : an essay on first-person authority BD450 .G266 1996
    • Who's writing this? : notations on the authorial I, with self portraits PN145 .W45 1995



    MANIPULATION

    • The age of manipulation : the con in confidence, the sin in sincere P96 .P75 K38 1993
    • Conspiracies, cover-ups, and crimes : political manipulation and mind control in America E743 .V36



    Psychology-Persuasion

    • The anatomy of illusion : religious cults and destructive persuasion BP603 .K45 1987
    • Coercion : why we listen to what "they" say P94 .R87 1999
    • Constructing social psychology : creative and critical processes HM251 .M394 1999
    • People-reading : how we control others, how they control us BF632.5 .B44
    • Persuasive messages : the process of influence HM1196 .B46 2008
    • Psychiatry and the CIA : victims of mind control BF633 .W45 1990
    • Seeking and resisting compliance : why people say what they do when trying to influence others BF637 .P4 W55 2002
    • Social psychology : handbook of basic principles HM251 .S6743 1996

    REASONING AND LOGIC

    • Aristotle on emotion : a contribution to philosophical psychology, rhetoric, poetics, politics, and ethics 2nd ed. B491 .E7 F67 2002
    • Bias in human reasoning : causes and consequences BC53 .E83 1989
    • Experience, memory, and reasoning BF441 .E96 1986
    • The psychology of proof : deductive reasoning in human thinking BF442 .R56 1994
    • Thinking and reasoning BF441 .G234T 1994




    SCREENWRITERS OR SCREENWRITING UNITED STATES

  • Contemporary American screenplay collection Special Collections PN1997 .A1 C66 1990 BOX 1
  • The Gordon file : a screenwriter recalls twenty years of FBI surveillance 1st ed. PS3557 .O65425 Z44 2004

  • Framework : a history of screenwriting in the American film 3rd ed. PN1996 .S76 2000
  • Image-based research : a sourcebook for qualitative researchers SAL 3 GN347 .I43 1998

  • Real screenwriting : strategies and stories from the trenches PN1996 .S87 2006
  • Screening culture : constructing image and identity PN1995.9 .I49 S38 2003
  • Screenwriters on screenwriting : the best in the business discuss their craft 1st ed. PN1995 .E67 1995
  • Storytelling in film and television PN1992.7 .T47 2003
  • Visual research methods : image, society, and representation H62 .V57 2007
  • Understanding movies 11th ed. PN1994 .G47 2008
  • Words into images : screenwriters on the studio system 1st ed. PN1996 .D38 2007

    Other Suggestions: Browse Periodicals In Green Current Periodicals (CPR) Peer-reviewed journals and magazine titles are arranged alphabetically in Green CPR and its IC Display area. In Current Periodicals, the call number is on the face of the box to locate previous years in Green stacks or to page from the SAL facilities. Current Periodicals and IC Display issues do not circulate.


    FILM JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES

  • Cineaction (includes international films) PN1993 .C495
  • Cineaste (“leading magazine on the art and politics of the cinema”)PN1993 .C5
  • Cinema Journal: (the journal of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies) and others PN1993 .C58
  • Film Studies (history)PN1993 .F6113
  • Film History PN1993 .F535
  • Film Criticism, and others PN1993 .F45
  • New cinemas : journal of contemporary film PN1995 .N394

  • Rolling Stone IC Display BACK ISSUES ON MICROFILM IN MEDIA MICROTEXT

  • Vanity Fair IC Display AP2 .V36


    PSYCHOLOGY JOURNALS

    • Aggression and Violent Behavior BF575.A3 A34

    • Culture and Psychology BF1 .C82

    • Journal of risk and uncertainty BF448 .J68

    • Journal of social and clinical psychology BF1 .J7 V.1 1983

    • Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc. BF698 .A1 P5

    • Social cognition BF311 .S64


    SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY JOURNALS

    • Basic and Applied Social Psychology HM251 .B375
    • Cultural Dynamics HM101 .C865
    • Cultural Critique HM101 .C82
    • Journal of American Culture HM101.J67
    • Journal of Applied Social Psychology HM251 .J54
    • Social Psychology Quarterly HM1 .S54
    • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology HM251 .J56
    • Sociometry a journal of research in social psychology HM1 .S54
    • Sociologus HM3 .S6

    Searching for articles is the final part of finding and evaluating research material for your paper. Articles are usually the most specific research resource. Search databases to find magazine and peer-reviewed articles. Most databases are subject specific but a few are general/interdisciplinary databases.

    • America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts – Find abstracts of books, book reviews, dissertations and journal articles, many full-text, on world history.

    • Articles First: Interdisciplinary database with articles in the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences

    • ATLA--indexes articles on Religion and Philosophy

    • Academic Search Premier - Find articles on topics in all disciplines, many full-text. Interdisciplinary/general database

    • Communication Studies: Mass communication, media studies, written communication

    • EconLit:EconLit covers virtually every area related to economics.

    • ERIC: Indexes articles and resources in Education

    • Expanded Academic ASAP - As above, another general database, with both popular and scholarly articles. Interdisciplinary/general database

    • Film and Television Literature Index (use print in the Information Center after 2001) – “annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular.”

    • JSTOR

    • Fulltext articles available in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences. There is a gap of five years, so articles available are through 2003.

    • Lexis-Nexis Academic

    • Fulltext database of newspaper article from the world's major news sources, and US newspapers. Wire service transcripts are also available.


    • MLA International Bibliography – Database for resources about language, folklore, and literature; includes both articles and book chapters and is international in scope.

    • The NationThe Nation is America’s oldest weekly magazine and one if its premier journals of opinion since its inception in 1865. The Nation has long been regarded as one of the country’s definitive journalistic voices of writing on politics, culture, books, and the arts, and continues to stand as the independent voice in American journalism.
    • Project Muse Comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals to support a core liberal arts curriculum. Every journal is heavily indexed and peer-reviewed, with critically acclaimed full-text articles by the most respected scholars in their fields.

    • PsychArticles - Provides the full-text of scholarly journal articles published by the American Psychological Association.

    • PsychInfo – Find journal articles, abstracts of books, and other literature in psychology, including material on persuasion/advertising.

    • Sociological Abstracts – Resources about social change, social problems, popular culture, with many full-text articles.

    • Sociology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection -Articles on contemporary sociology, comparative sociology, and consumer culture.

    • Readers Guide RetrospectiveIndexes articles from the popular magazines. Coverage is from 1890-1982. Aeronautics, African-Americans, Aging, Archeology, Astronomy, Automobiles, Biographies, Business, Children, Education, Environment, Fashion, Film, Fine Arts, Food, Foreign Affairs, Gardening, Health, History, Hobbies, Home, Journalism, Leisure Activities, Literature, Medicine, Music, News, Nutrition, Photography, Politics, Popular Culture, Radio, Religion, Science, Sports, Technology, Television, Travel.

    • Worlwide Political Science Abstracts-Subjects covered: Politics, international relations, government, public policy

  • New Orleans: Saved from the Storm? (Spring 2008)

    Librarian Information:
    Malgorzata Schaefer, Information Center, mschaefe AT stanford DOT edu
    Chris Bourg, Information Center, mchris AT stanford DOT edu

    The Basics:
    Note: To open any link in a new window or tab, simply right click on the link and select Open in New Window or Open in New Tab.

    To find books and films, use the online catalog, Socrates.
    To find journal, newspaper and/or magazine articles, use a Database.

    Getting Started

    Before you start searching for resources, take a few minutes to figure our what kinds of resources you need for your paper.

    • Do you need an overview of your topic, or some background information?
    • Do you need books or journal articles?
    • Do you expect to find information about your topic in newspaper articles?
    • Do you need to view some films or read some popular magazines for your paper?
    • Will statistics or images be helpful in your paper?

    This Research Guide provides information on finding all kinds of resources. If you need a type of resource not listed here, just Ask Us!

    Gathering Background Information:
    Use reference books like encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, indexes etc. to get a general overview of a topic, to find major themes or differences of opinion and to spot new key words. Reference books usually include bibliographies - look up the author's sources and you've saved yourself some research time.

    Use Reference Universe: a database you can search to find to find sources at Stanford.

    Search Socrates to find reference books or consult a librarian at the Information Center in Green Library.

    Examples:

    Books and Films:
    Use Socrates to locate books, films, microforms, and other materials in the library. Target your search by using Subject Headings.
    NOTE: To find a Subject Heading

    1. Type in a few keywords to describe your topic. Use Simple Search and Search Everything.
    2. Find an interesting book in the list of results. Look at the Detailed Record. Note the Subject Headings (LC) and the Call Number/Location. Click on Nearby Items on Shelf to find other books on similar topics.
    3. Click on the link for Subject Heading (LC), or use part or all of the subject heading in a New Search, selecting Subject instead of Search Everything.

    Use the Call Number to find the book on the shelves and browse in the area for other related books.

    Examples of Subject Headings:

    You will find many Government Documents.

    Books of Interest

    How To Search for Films

    • Use Combined Search in Socrates and limit the Format to Films/Visual.
    • Type Hurrican Katrina in the Subject field.
    • For documentaries, type documentary in the Subject field and a keyword or two in the Everything field.

    A Film of Interest:

    • When the levees broke : a requiem in four acts / HBO Documentary Films ZDVD 13364

    Article Databases:
    Use article databases to locate journal/magazine/newspaper articles. Be sure to choose appropriate databases based on your topic because different databases cover different topics and sources. Again avoid relying on one database in order to conduct a comprehensive research.

    HINT: If you don't see a Full-Text or PDF link for an article in your results, use the link to see your other options for Full-Text or print.

    Examples of general databases (Note: these are good initial databases to try since they have multidisciplinary coverage):

    Examples of subject-specific databases:

    • CSA Illumina - You can select and do one search across several different databases, such as Sociological Abstracts, PAIS, etc.
    • ProQuest Social Science Module - You can select and do one search across several different databases, such as Ethnic News Watch, AltPress Watch, etc.
    • EBSCOhost - You can select and do one search across several different databases, such as America History and Life, EconLit, and others

    Examples of news Databases:

    Check out the Art and Architecture Library and their many resources.

    Web Resources:
    The Librarians Internet Index is a searchable index of websites annotated by reference librarians.

    Stanford librarians have evaluated and collected web resources using del.icio.us (social bookmarking software) that you can utilize for your research. Please look at tags (on your left) that are relevant to your topics.

    If you are still having trouble finding materials, just Ask Us!

    Rhetoric of Reality Culture (Spring 2008)

    Basics || Background Information || Books || Journal Articles || Web Resources

  • The Basics
    • Susan Schuyler, Instructor, schuyler AT stanford DOT edu
    • Shinjoung Yeo, Librarian, shyeo AT stanford DOT edu
  • Find Background Information
  • Utilize reference books like encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, indexes etc. Reference books provide overviews of a topic, usually include bibliographies for further reading so they can be very helpful when you are selecting a topic, or when you need background information.

    To find Reference books:

    Use Reference Universe: a database you can search to find subject encyclopedias on any topic. Be sure to click the "Restrict Search to Titles in your Library" checkbox to see what we own at Stanford. Click on the open book icon to get the Stanford call number and location.

    Note: You can also find reference books for specific topics by using Socrates (library online catalog) or by consulting a librarian at Information Center.

  • Find books, films etc. that the library owns on your topic
  • Use Socrates (library online catalog) to identify library materials of interest. The catalog will point you to the location within the library.

    Start with keyword search of your topics (i.e. techno-utopia, modernism, cyberculture, etc.) In detailed information of each title, you will see subject headings. Utilize subject headings by clicking subject heading links in the details information.

    Examples of subject headings:

  • How to find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on you topic?
  • Use article databases to locate journal/magazine/newspaper articles. Be sure to choose appropriate databases based on your topic because different databases cover different topics and sources. Again avoid relying on one database in order to conduct a comprehensive research.

    Examples of subject-specific databases.

    Examples of general databases (Note: these are good initial databases to try since they have multidisciplinary coverage):

    Examples of News Databases

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  • Find Web Resources
  • Use search engines and subject research guides created by Stanford librarians to locate web resources but be sure to evaluate websites by critically examining content, creators, and sources.

    Stanford librarians have evaluated and collected web resources using del.icio.us (social bookmarking software) that you can utilize for your research. Please check tags that are relevant to your topics. Below are a couple of examples, but check other tags that may be relevant to your research:

    *Note: to recommend a Web site, please use the tag "for:sulinfocenter" in del.icio.us. That will automatically send the link to us for review.

    If you are still having trouble finding materials, please don't forget to Ask a Librarian!

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