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A brief overview of searching techniques for international students enrolled in the ALI program and CSU Long Beach

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American Language Institute

  1. 1. Library Citations:terminology elements of a book, article orLibrary websiteTermsLibrary Abstract:Terminology Summary of an articlelibrary Call Number:terminology Address of the bookLibrary
  2. 2. What are the main issues? What kinds of information do you need?Where is that information available?
  3. 3. Get Organized Write down terms that relate to your subjects Remember synonyms Determine vocabulary that may be used in a database9/16/2008
  4. 4. Narrows a search Both terms appear in same recordAND Terms have different meanings example: infidelity AND culture Broadens a search Either term may appear in recordOR Terms have similar meanings example: adultery OR cheating
  5. 5. http://www.csulb.edu/library/Databases by topicCOAST the library catalogResearch Guides
  6. 6. Getting the ArticleGet It @ CSULBFull TextArticleReach HTML
  7. 7. If the record isn’t full text Click on Get@CSULB to determine availability
  8. 8. Get it @CSULB box pops up
  9. 9. If it says… Look at the record and get it!
  10. 10. ArticleReach makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
  11. 11. ILLIAD- interlibrary services If We Don’t Own It Takes 3-5 days Electronic Delivery! For journal articles & books Library password required
  12. 12. APA & MLA Format HelpOWL Purdue Writing GuidesThis page provides links to a variety of onlineexamples of citing in both MLA and APA styles
  13. 13. Get a Library PasswordGo to Coasthttps://coast.library.csulb.edu/patroninfoType in your name, CSULB I.D. #, and a Password of your choiceConfirm Password by typing it twice moreIf the screen shows your name- it worked! If you forgot your password call: 562 985-5512 and get it erased so you can create a new one!
  14. 14. Librarians by Subjectrequest an appointmentor send email Writers Resource Lab Get help with writing papers and citing correctly Writing Workshops
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