Information Skills in Electronic Age
Hohenegger, B. (2006). Liquid jade: the story of tea from east to west. New York: St. Martin’s Press.
Beatrice Hohenegger is a guest museum curator for a tea exhibition. 5 book versions are published in several countries, so it’s very reliable source with no advertising. It was published in 2006 by St. Martin’s Press. Tea is examined in all its social and cultural aspects using many references. Chapters include Tea History, Social Aspects and Tea Trade History. From the East to the West, tea was used in thousand different ways – medicine, politics, art, culture and religion. The book analysis active and passive effects in different ways by use well literary words. The author builds a huge picture of tea’s culture. I could find most majorities of the tea cultures in this book.
Hara, Y. (2001). Green tea: health benefits and applications. New York: Marcel Dekker.
The author is Yukihiko Hara, he is a visiting Professor of Shizuoka University Innovation Joint Research Center and University of Shizuoka Prefecture. Also he is director for Shizuoka Industrial Innovation Foundation for the Japan Science and Technology Agency’s Regional Program in 2009-2013. The book published in February 15, 2001, so it is still good to use. I did a quick review for this book and I could not give up reading for 3 hours. He updated of all the recent and new research into tea. He used a lot of Pie charts and Tables to explain and support him. Even you never know tea but you could have I good understand about tea after read his book.
Sabari, H. (2010). Tea: a global history. London: Reaktion Books. Electronic Resource, Book.
Tea: A Global History is a 183 page e-book in the Illustrated collection. The book is an electronic reproduction made in 2011 at Palo Alto, California. Sabari is a food historian. The publisher is Reaktion Books, London. They publish books for teaching so are reliable. This is a recent publication so it is very good for understanding how tea culture changed to recent times. The most interesting thing I learned is that tea was used for money in the Tang dynasty. She talks about tea culture in different countries in the world even in the American south. The illustrations in the book are beautiful.
Part 1 – Pre LIBY 1551
When I search something online I am using key words all the time, and I can’t live without search engine such as google.com, and baidu.com. For example, when I try to what was the exactly time this earthquake happen, I just go google.com and enter the key words “earthquake bay” and goole.com will automatically search “earthquake bay area California” for me. and I will look at the title first see if this is all match what I am want, or if not, I will look at the detail below the title, now I am focusing on the highlight words to see if this is I want or not. I usually don’t want to look at the 2nd or the 3rd page on any search engine, because 1st page is always good, and 2nd 3rd pages are full of AD. I think use keywords and a good search engine can makes me search more successful.
I had a hard time search on CSUEB Library system; it’s hard for me to use a brand new search system. For example, when I try to search “race car” I just simply enter “race car” on the top right of the website which is used for search Library site, so all I got is just a website with nothing about race car, I could only see a few key words like CAR, RACE. The 2nd time I tried quick link one the left side which is Library catalog. and then, I put Race car in the advance search line and clicked submit, in this time, I had A LOT link popped out, but I still can’t found the one I want. I feel I don’t like to use library catalog, it’s not as simple as Google. However If I followed by steps, enter Location, Material Type, Language, and year Library catalog will give me exactly what I am want.
Research Essay – Part 2
I decide my final topic is culture of tea, because I found that people are more likely drink tea than drink coffee today. I want to find out the culture of the tea and how tea becomes more popular in United States.
Description of Process
The first source I had to find was an Interesting book name: “Liquid jade: the story of tea from east to west” by use search the KEY WORD “Chinese tea culture”. The LOCATION is Book Stacks, CALL NO. GT2905 .H65 2006, Author Honegger, Beatrice and a good news is it is ON THE SHELF.
For my second source I searched Library Databases A-Z for my journal article by subject History, and I used Academic Search Premier by KEY WORDS Chinese tea culture, and then I limited my search in Scholarly only, in types of Academic Journals form 1931-2013.
For my next search I used Quick Search on Library home page by search for Books & Articles using Key Word search subject ‘Chinese and British Tea Culture’, and then I limited my search by Scholarly only, in Journal Article Format, and any Subject Area.
For my last source I decided to search for one more books. I used quick search on CSU Libraries homepage, search for books. I used the KEY WORDs “Green Tea”. Luckily I found this book in most relevant titles entries Number 1. I didn’t limit my search at this time. The location of the book is in Book Stacks, and CALL NO. Is: RM240 .H37 2001 and it is on the shelf.