Andy : October 2010 Archives
As you may already know, you can add the search string "cntnt" to a WorldCat.org search in order to limit your search to digitized images in library collections.
So if you're still looking for ideas for a costume for Halloween, try this search:
Many of the images are for historical or stage costumes. And while that might not be exactly what you're looking for, it may give you some more creative (and educational) ideas than you'll get from a general web-search for costume images. While those results are certainly vast, I'm not sure how useful hundreds of pictures of people dressed as Darth Vader and pirates are when what you want are interesting brainstorming ideas. Some other thoughts for All Hallows' Eve searches:Folger Shakespeare Library collection for me... with some wonderful watercolors of 36 costume ideas for a production of Romeo and Juliet. Wonderful costume idea fodder and so much more interesting than, well... another Darth Vader.
Since we're now fully into Autumn (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway), that means folks will be cracking their knuckles and typing like mad to get their first set of essays and papers done. That being the case, I thought it couldn't hurt to take the citation information and put it out here for y'all.
You probably already know that you can easily cite materials using the "Cite/Export" button on the detailed record page for any item. Click on that button and you get a box for five citation formats: APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Turabian. You can then click on one of the "+" buttons to see the citation text in that format (great for copying/pasting directly into the bib for your paper), or export the citation to RefWorks, EndNote or EasyBib.
But you can also use WorldCat Lists to perform advanced citation functions. Here's how it works.
- Create and/or view a list of WorldCat.org items.
- While viewing the list, click on the "Citations View" tab.
- If you want to select everything in the list, click on the "Select All" button, or manually tick the boxes for items you want to cite.
- Select one of the five citation styles you want to use from the drop-down box.
- Select how you want to export the list from the "Export selected references" drop-down menu.
- Click on the "Export" button and specify the file/location.
That's it. You can export your citations list as an HTML file (put it on a blog or Web site with clickable links to items), Rich Text format (good for moving a long bibliography into a word processing document), or export it into RIS, EndNote or RefWorks. If you're already working in one of these popular systems, your file will be available for use with minimal extra effort.