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...
Use this to connect
different variables. For
example:
homeless and shelter
and
Use this to search for either
term. Always use ( ) around
OR terms. For example:
(television or film)
or
Use this to look for root
endings. For example:
rac* looks for racial,
race, races,
W1
Use this to search for phrases.
All ebsco databases
For example:
race w1 relations
cUse this to search for phrases.
All proquest databases
For example:
“race relations”
homeless w1 child* and stigma
Single parent* and academic achievement
Homeless and social class*
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
tiffini.travis@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. Use this to connect different variables. For example: homeless and shelter and
  7. 7. Use this to search for either term. Always use ( ) around OR terms. For example: (television or film) or
  8. 8. Use this to look for root endings. For example: rac* looks for racial, race, races,
  9. 9. W1 Use this to search for phrases. All ebsco databases For example: race w1 relations
  10. 10. cUse this to search for phrases. All proquest databases For example: “race relations”
  11. 11. homeless w1 child* and stigma Single parent* and academic achievement Homeless and social class*
  12. 12. OneSearch Databases by Topic
  13. 13. FULL TEXT PDF BEACHREAC H GETTING THE FULL TEXT. GET IT @CSULB
  14. 14. APA and MLA Styles USE: Owl Purdue Writing Guides Citing SOURCES.
  15. 15. Renew books Log on from off campus Library PASSWORD. Request items from BeachReach
  16. 16. Tiffini Travis tiffini.travis@csulb.edu
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