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

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

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  • 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. What are the main issues? What kinds of information do you need?Where is that information available?
  • 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. 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. http://www.csulb.edu/library/Databases by topicCOAST the library catalogResearch Guides
  • 6. Getting the ArticleGet It @ CSULBFull TextArticleReach HTML
  • 7. If the record isn’t full text Click on Get@CSULB to determine availability
  • 8. Get it @CSULB box pops up
  • 9. If it says… Look at the record and get it!
  • 10. ArticleReach makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
  • 11. ILLIAD- interlibrary services If We Don’t Own It Takes 3-5 days Electronic Delivery! For journal articles & books Library password required
  • 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. 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. Librarians by Subjectrequest an appointmentor send email Writers Resource Lab Get help with writing papers and citing correctly Writing Workshops