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  • Communication Research Public Speaking Tiffini Travis Communication Studies Librarian
  • Library Citations:terminology elements of a book, article or websiteLibraryTerms Abstract:Library Summary of an articleTerminology Research Databaseslibrary Where you will find information for your speechesterminology 9/16/2008
  • The Difference between the Internet and Research Databases Internet Anyone can create a website Contain unfiltered information You get a lot of junk sites with every search Last resort for university level research!
  • The Difference between the Internet and Research Databases Research Databases Commercially published materials Scholarly articles are reviewed by experts Databases contents are hand selected Use these FIRST for researching a topic
  • What are the main issues? What kinds of information do you need?Where is that informationavailable
  • Get Organized Write down terms that relate to your subjects Remember synonymsDetermine vocabulary thatmay be used in a database
  • information Figure out what kind of information you needdataStatistics dataEmpirical researchLibrary informationPublic opinionTermsLaws or government studies datainformation Interviews information data Recent developments Scholarly information datainformationInfo information Background information Data Info 9/16/2008 Data
  • Need to take a side? Search for articles that are all pro or all con Search for books or articles that have both pro and con argumentsCollect data or statistics that support your argument
  • Scholarlypublications Provide data or theoretical analysis In-depth coverage of a topic References Peer reviewed by experts Written by experts
  • Popularpublications Written by paid journalists Will provide overview of a topic Written for general public Vague references to sources NO references
  • 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
  • Can look for multiple endings of a word or pluralsasterisk measure* measure measures“Q” Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the record ProximityPhrase Searching online w1 interaction within ONE word “online interaction”
  • Selecting the right source Library Home Page
  • Newsstand (Pro-Quest) Full-text of newspapers 1980-Current date Allows you to search by article type Allows the use of quotations for searching!
  • CQ Researcher Each one contains this information about an issue in today’s news Overview Background (history) Pro/con Current situation Chronology Outlook Next Steps (forecast)9/16/2008
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context Contains essays, scholarly articles and statistics on both sides of an issue Search by keyword or browse topic Beware of date of publication Contains the full text
  • Lexis Nexis Academic Contains the full-text Use Synonyms Popular Publications Legal and Medical sources Ranks by Relevancy
  • Academic Search Complete Contains articles on almost any subject full text If you limit your search to “peer reviewed” it will only give you scholarly articles
  • Getting the ArticleFull Text PDF HTMLBeachReach
  • If the record isn’t full text Click on Get@CSULB to determine availability
  • Get it @CSULB box pops up
  • makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
  • Does the source: Meet the requirements of your assignment? Help you answer your research question? Include relevant Give the pro or con information for of an argument? your topic? Provide data or facts?
  • WebsitesWebsites Speech, Argumentation & Debate A library research guide created for basicWebsites speech conceptsWebsites Guide Statistics Research AnotherWebsites page by a CSULB Librarian with links go government and internationalWebsites statistics Opposing ViewpointsWebsites Another library research guide that connects you with onlineWebsites 9/16/2008 and print resources
  • Statistical Abstracts of the United States Contains tons of statistics about the United States California Statistical Abstract Gives housing, demographic and education statistics regarding California9/16/2008 Statistics
  • Citing sources karen_yim Instagram Image by Books Articles In-text citations Book Chapters Web SitesOWL Purdue Writing GuidesThis page provides links to a variety of onlineexamples of citing in both MLA and APA styles
  • Get a Library PasswordGo to Coast https://coast.library.csul 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!
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  • Tiffini Travis ttravis@csulb.eduYahoo/MSN IM: csulb_librarian AOL/GoogleTalk: csulblibrarian Twitter: csulb_library