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Using Print Indexes


Explore a volume of Social Sciences Index. Look at cross references, headings, information found in the citation, information in front and back of book.

Look at Wilson indexes in general.

Hand out indexes to everyone. Have them look up their term paper subject. Discuss results.

Identify the following in a listing:

(1) author,
(2) title,
(3) journal reference,
(4) cross-references,
(5) subheadings;

Hand out copies of Book Review Digest: Do the same process. What do each of these elements in the following citation mean?

KIPNIS, DAVID. The powerholders. 230p $12.50 '76 Univ. of Chicago Press

301.15 Leadership
ISBN 0-226-43731-0 LC 75-43230


Locate and take a look at these sample print indexes:

New York Times Index
NewsBAnk Index
Wallstreet Journal Index (2 vols each)
Social Sciences Index
Science Index
Book Review Digest
Texas Digest
NewsBank fiches

Review these topics:


-- USING PRINT INDEXES --

WILSON INDEXES:

Discuss Wilson indexes in general
Samples of Soc.Sci. Index & Sci.Index

Explore a volume of Social Sciences Index. Look at cross references, headings, information found in the citation, information in front and back of book.

Hand out indexes to everyone. Have them look up their term paper subject. Discuss results. Identify the following:

Identify the (1) author, (2) title, (3) journal reference, (4) cross-references, and (5) subheadings;

IN-CLASS EXERCISE:

Each student find one of these articles.. ie., establish exactly where you can put your hands on the article. Convert the article to MLA format, and append the information on where it can be found.

(Taken from Humanities Index)

1. From Hastings Street to the Bluebird: the blues and jazz traditions in Detroit. L. Björn. il Mich Q Rev 25:257-68 Spr '86 Not at PAC.

2. The great tobacco ad ban debate [with A newspaper kicks the habit; by H. Rayl] A. Blum. Quill 74:17-28 D '86 Not at PAC.

3. Peter Blume: painting the phoenix. M. Cowley. Va Q Rev 61:529-36 Summ '85 Not at PAC.

4. Coitus interruptis: sexual symbolism in The secret life of Walter Mitty. H. Blythe & C Sweet. Stud Short Fict 23:110-13 Wint '86

5. Instant saga style: the evidence of the manuscripts. P. Schach. J Engl Ger Philol 85:404-20 Jl '86

6. A spate of words, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing: or, How to read in Harlequin. J. Woodruff. J Pop Cult 19:25-32 Fall '85

7. The writing on the screen. P. Jay. Times Lit Suppl no4325:187-8 F 21 '86

8. Being in the midst: Italo Calvino's If on a winter's night a traveler. M. Sorapure. bibl Mod Fict Stud 31:702-10 Wint '85

9. The books reflected in Nabokov's Eye. D.B. Johnson. Slavic East Eur J 29:393-404 Wint '85

10. Pardo Bazán's El cisne de Vilamorta and the romantic reader. N.M. Valis. MLN 101:298-324 Mr '86

11. Reaching a reader: the master's audience in The master and Margarita. C. Avins. Slavic Rev 45:272-85 Summ '86

12. Bookstores, communist and capitalist. J. Perry. Am Sch 55:107-11 Wint '85/'86

13. Borderline cases: the private-eye novels of Howard Engel. R. White. J Am Cult 9:37-43 Spr '86

14. American students of Russian revolution. A. Parry. Mod Age 29:334-43 Fall '85

15. Soap operat viewing patterns of college students and cultivation. E.M.Perse. bibl J Broadcast Electron Media 30:175-93 Spr '86

(from Biological & Agricultural Index)

16. Ca2+ regulation of the contractile apparatus in canine gastric smooth muscle. H. Ozaki and other. bibl il J Physiol 460:33-50 Ja '93

17. Separation of capsaicin from phenylpropanoid compounds by high-performance liquid chromatography to determine the biosynthetic status of cells and tissues of Capsicum frutescens Mill. in vivo and in vitro. T.S. Johnson and others. bibl il J Agric Food Chem 40:2461-3 D '92

18. Function and CO binding properties of the NiFe complex in carbon monoxide dehydrogenase from Clostridium thermoaceticum. W. Shin and P.A. Lindahl. bibl il Biochemistry 31:12870-5 D 29 '92

19. Fluorescent labeling of sugar-carboxylate with water-soluble carbodiimide. M. Kobayashi and E. Ichishima. bibl il Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 56:186-9 F '92

20. Functional reconstitution of the lysosomal sialic acid carrier into proteoliposomes. G.M.S. Mancini and others. bibl il Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 89:6609-13 Jl 15 '92

21. Adhesiveness and proliferation of epithelial cells are differentially modulated by activation and inhibition of protein kinase C in a substratum-dependent manner. Y Zhou and others. bibl il J Cell Physiol 155:14-26 Ap '93

22. Specificity and early ontogeny of historecognition in the hydroid Hydractinia. R.G. Lange and others. bibl il J Exp Zool 262:307-16 Je 1 '92

23. Thin aggregative fimbriae from diarrheagenic Escherichia coli. S.K. Collinson and others. bibl il J Bacteriol 174 no13:4490-5 Jl '92

24. Comparison of cellulase solutions for use in digesting forage samples. S.S. Bughrara and others. bibl il Agron J 84:631-6 Jl/Ag '92

25. Purified unitary kainate/a-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisooxazole-propionate (AMPA) and kainate/AMPA/N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors with interchangeable subunits. J.M. Henley and others. bibl il Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 89:4806-10 Je 1 '92

26. Monoterpenes emitted to air from industrial barking of Scandinavian conifers. A.M. Strömvall and G. Petersson. bibl il Environ Pollut 79 no3:215-18 '93

27. New host and distribution records from Pennsylvania conifers [special report] W. Merrill and others. bibl il Plant Dis 77:430-2 Ap '93

ABBREVIATIONS OF PERIODICALS ABOVE:

Agron J -- Agronomy Journal
Am Sch -- The American Scholar
Biochemistry -- Biochemistry (American Chemical Society)
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem -- Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
Broadcast Electron Media -- Broadcasting Electronic Media
Environ Pollut -- Environmental Pollution
J Agric Food Chem -- Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
J Am Cult -- Journal of American Culture
J Bacteriol -- Journal of Bacteriology
J Cell Physiol -- Journal of Cellular Physiology
J Engl Ger Philol -- Journal of English and Germanic Philology
J Exp Zool -- Journal of Experimental Zoology
J Physiol -- Journal of Physiology
J Pop Cult -- Journal of Popular Culture
Mich Q Rev -- Michigan Quarterly Review
MLN -- MLN
Mod Age -- Modern Age
Mod Fict Stud -- Modern Fiction Studies
Plant Dis -- Plant Disease
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A -- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Quill -- The Quill (Chicago, Ill)
Slavic East Eur J -- Slavic and East European Journal
Slavic Rev -- Slavic Review
Stud Short Fict -- Studies in Short Fiction
Va Q Rev -- The Virginia Quarterly Review
Times Lit Suppl -- The Times Literary Supplement


BOOK REVIEW DIGEST:

Hand out copies of Book Review Digest: Do the same process. What do each of these elements in the following citation mean?

      KIPNIS, DAVID. The powerholders. 230p $12.50 '76 Univ. of Chicago Press

      301.15 Leadership
      ISBN 0-226-43731-0
      LC 75-43230

TEXAS DIGEST:

Covers 120 magazines and newsletters about Texas, most of which are not indexed anywhere else... so it provides a critical access to state and local materials.

Note that there are five indexes:

Subject Index
Geographic Index
Name Index
Author Index
Journal Index

The subject index is divided into broad subject categories. Find an article on one of the following subjects, convert it to MLA style, and bring it back to class:

  1. Patents
  2. Safety --- see LABOR & PERSONNEL--Occupational safety
  3. Salads --- see FOOD
  4. Medical Quacks --- see HEALTH--Quackery
  5. Women --- see PEOPLE--Women
  6. The Aerospace Industry --- see INDUSTRY
  7. Funeral homes --- see CULTURE--Funeral homes & morticians
  8. Public gardens --- see AGRICULTURE--Public gardens
  9. Executions --- see CRIME--Death penalty & executions
  10. Business failures --- see BUSINESS--Business loss, failure & bankruptcy

TRICK/CLUE --
At end of each subject section is additional possible headings with "see" references to correct subject area and heading

Try using the Geographic index; locate one of these subjects, choose an article, and convert it to MLA style:

  1. San Antonio
  2. Seguin
  3. Utopia in Uvalde
  4. Bexar County
  5. Central Texas

Try using the Name index; locate one of these subjects, choose an article, and convert it to MLA style:

  1. Austin Aqua Fest
  2. Battle of Flowers
  3. H. Ross Perot
  4. San Antonio City Council
  5. San Antonio Spurs
  6. San Marcos River
  7. State Bar of Texas
  8. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  9. Texas Historical Commission


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