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  • 1. Comm132 Research for Community Service
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Start with a Research TopicWhat kinds of information do you need? Identify Keywords and Synonyms
  • 4. Translate your topic into keywords or segments HOMELESSMeeting the addictionneeds of the healthcare homeless education Mental health unemployment
  • 5. HomelessConcept A Homelessness Homeless people Transients Runaways AddictionConcept B Health Rehabilitation HIV Prostitution
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Selecting the right sourceFor Articles:Database by topic pageFor Books:COAST (CSULB)Link + (other libraries)
  • 9. If the record isn’t full text Click on Get@CSULB to determine availability
  • 10. Get it @CSULB box pops up
  • 11. ArticleReach makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
  • 12. 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
  • 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. ILLIAD- interlibrary services If We Don’t Own It Takes 5-7 days Electronic Delivery! For journal articles & books Library password required
  • 15. Become a Fan of the Library on Facebook! Dennis Dyck @DennisDyck on Twitter Like Us NOW!
  • 16. Additional HelpTiffini TravisEmailttravis@csulb.eduOffice HoursListed Here