28940 - Bibliography (1) (LM)

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  • Teacher Paolo Tinti

  • Credits 6

  • SSD M-STO/08

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Course Timetable from Mar 18, 2019 to May 17, 2019

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

Bibliographic research from historical and contemporary views is main learning outcome of that course. Student would become aware of general and special bibliographies, as well as of referencing convention in order to properly use traditional and online resources.

Course contents

The teaching program’s main objective is to contribute to the training of the students towards the bibliographic research, providing the essential coordinates of the discipline, with historical and methodological inputs. The history of bibliography will help in deepen their knowledge of contemporary bibliographies in specialized fields (on paper, on line, etc.), based on their specific degree courses: in this way, students will be able to identify, select and use specialized bibliographies in order to reach bibliographic information, essential for the preparation of their thesis.

Within the course are lectures at academic libraries of Emilia-Romagna, as well as bibliographic research exercises. Lessons and exercises will focus on writing the bibliographic note.

Readings/Bibliography

M. SANTORO, Lezioni di Bibliografia, con la collaborazione di G. CRUPI, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2012 or M. VIVARELLI, Le dimensioni della Bibliografia, Roma, Carocci, 2013.
2. A. CAPACCIONI, Ricerche bibliografiche: banche dati e biblioteche in rete, Milano, Apogeo, 2011 or A. MARCHITELLI, Orientarsi tra le informazioni in biblioteca, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2015. For students in History: Il web e gli studi storici: guida critica all'uso della rete, a cura di R. Minuti, Roma, Carocci, 2015.
3. P. TINTI, Repertori bibliografici speciali, last ed., download from AMSCampus.

All students, whether attending or not the lessons, will also deepen the study of a specialized bibliography related to their research interests and eventually agreed with the teacher, and write a short bibliographical note on a topic that could be connected to their master thesis. For further information on the bibliographical note, please read the notice "How to compile the bibliographical note" on the teacher’s website. If in doubt, feel free to ask the teacher at least two weeks before the exam.

In addition to this, only not attending students must choose one of the following titles:

1. P. CASTELLUCCI, Carte del nuovo mondo. Banche dati e Open Access, Bologna, il Mulino, 2017;

2. J. PALFREY, Bibliotech. Perché le biblioteche sono importanti nell'era di Google, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2016.

3. M. GUERRINI, La biblioteca spiegata agli studenti universitari, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2012;

4. T. BESTERMAN, Le origini della bibliografia, a cura di A. Capaccioni, Firenze, Le lettere, 2008.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons, direct examinations of bibliographies, visits to the reading rooms of the main university libraries of Bologna and to the Consultation Rooms of some important libraries in Emilia-Romagna, practice with consultation and use of bibliographies and on line databases, as well as bibliographic research exercises, focused on the drafting of a bibliographical note.

Assessment methods

The final exam consists of a three phases oral examination:

1) the critical discussion of the student’s bibliographical note; if the note is the result of an on-line specialized bibliography, this may include the use of it.

2) two questions concerning the required exam texts

3) only for not attending: one question related to the text chosen between the supplementary readings.

Teaching tools

Students who have never faced Bibliography prior to this class, will read one or more of the following titles:

1. A. ORLANDI - M. SANTORO, Avviamento alla Bibliografia, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2006

2. R. PENSATO, Manuale di Bibliografia, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2007;

3. T. BESTERMAN, Le origini della bibliografia, a cura di A. Capaccioni, Firenze, Le lettere, 2008.

4. M. GUERRINI, La biblioteca spiegata agli studenti universitari, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2012;

5. J. PALFREY, Bibliotech. Perché le biblioteche sono importanti nell'era di Google, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2016.

Office hours

See the website of Paolo Tinti