by Tiffini Travis, Advisor for Information literacy and library instructional assessment Subject Liaison for Communication Studies, Sociology & University Honors Program at CSU Long Beach on Nov 02, 2012
Library Citations:terminology of a book, article or elements website for reference listLibraryTerms Abstracts:Library Are a summary of an articleTerminology Research Databases:library Contain scholarly, popular, or newspaper articles from vettedterminology sources
Start with a Research TopicWhat kinds of information do you need? Identify Keywords and Synonyms
Translate your topic into keywords or segments HOMELESSMeeting the addictionneeds of the healthcare homeless education Mental health unemployment
HomelessConcept A Homelessness Homeless people Transients Runaways AddictionConcept B Health Rehabilitation HIV Prostitution
Narrows a search Both terms appear in same recordAND Terms have different meanings example: homeless AND mental health Broadens a search Either term may appear in recordOR Terms have similar meanings example: drug abuse OR addiction
Can look for multiple endings of a word or pluralsasterisk homeless* homeless, homelessness, homeless people Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the recordProximity drug w1 abuse
Selecting the right sourceFor Articles:Database by topic pageFor Books:COAST (CSULB)Link + (other libraries)
If the record isn’t full text Click on Get@CSULB to determine availability
Get it @CSULB box pops up
ArticleReach makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
Citing sources In-text citations References Footnotes All source typesOWL Purdue Writing GuidesThis page provides links to a variety of onlineexamples of citing in both MLA and APA styles
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