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Tiffini Travis
Communication Studies Librarian
Library
TERMS.
Citations: Another word for references; refers to APA/MLA
BeachReach: Click on this if we do not own the fu...
Research
TOPIC.
What kinds of information do you need?
Determine which databases and information sources you need
Identify...
Pick: a few terms to mix and match
Translate: your topic into keywords or segments
Research
TOPIC.
Teenagers
High school students
Young adults
At risk youth
Concept A
Concept B
Addiction
Drug abuse
Rehabilitation
Preventi...
Narrows a search
Both terms appear in same record
Terms have different meanings
example: young adults AND addiction
AND
OR...
Proximity
Phrase
Searching
Asterisk
SHIFT+8 on the
keyboard
Can look for multiple endings
of a word or plurals
addict* add...
OneSearch
Databases by Topic
FULL TEXT
PDF
BEACHREAC
H
GETTING THE
FULL TEXT.
GET IT
@CSULB
APA and MLA Styles
USE: Owl Purdue Writing Guides
Citing
SOURCES.
Renew books
Log on from off campus
Library
PASSWORD.
Request items from BeachReach
Tiffini Travis
ttravis@csulb.edu
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  1. 1. Tiffini Travis Communication Studies Librarian
  2. 2. Library TERMS. Citations: Another word for references; refers to APA/MLA BeachReach: Click on this if we do not own the full text at CSULB Get it @ CSULB: Click this button to find the full text of an article
  3. 3. Research TOPIC. What kinds of information do you need? Determine which databases and information sources you need Identify Keywords and Synonyms
  4. 4. Pick: a few terms to mix and match Translate: your topic into keywords or segments Research TOPIC.
  5. 5. Teenagers High school students Young adults At risk youth Concept A Concept B Addiction Drug abuse Rehabilitation Prevention programs
  6. 6. Narrows a search Both terms appear in same record Terms have different meanings example: young adults AND addiction AND OR Broadens a search Either term may appear in record Terms have similar meanings example: (drug abuse OR addiction)
  7. 7. Proximity Phrase Searching Asterisk SHIFT+8 on the keyboard Can look for multiple endings of a word or plurals addict* addict, addiction, addicts Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the record drug w1 abuse
  8. 8. OneSearch Databases by Topic
  9. 9. FULL TEXT PDF BEACHREAC H GETTING THE FULL TEXT. GET IT @CSULB
  10. 10. APA and MLA Styles USE: Owl Purdue Writing Guides Citing SOURCES.
  11. 11. Renew books Log on from off campus Library PASSWORD. Request items from BeachReach
  12. 12. Tiffini Travis ttravis@csulb.edu
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