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Communication Studies 131



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  • 1. Communication Studies Librarian Communication ResearchPublic Speaking
  • 2. 9/16/2008 Library terminology Library Terms Library Terminology library terminology Library Citations: elements of a book, article or website Abstract: Summary of an article Research Databases Where you will find information for your speeches
  • 3. What are the main issues? What kinds of information do you need? Where is that information available
  • 4. Get Organized Write down terms that relate to your subjects Determine vocabulary that may be used in a database Remember synonyms
  • 5. 9/16/2008 data information data information data information Info Data information data Library Terms information data information Info Data information 2008Figure out what kind of information you need Statistics Empirical research Public opinion Laws or government studies Interviews Recent developments Scholarly information Background information
  • 6. Need to take a side? Collect data or statistics that support your argument Search for articles that are all pro or all con Search for books or articles that have both pro and con arguments
  • 7. publications Provide data or theoretical analysis In-depth coverage of a topic References Peer reviewed by experts Written by experts
  • 8. publications Written by paid journalists Will provide overview of a topic Written for general public Vague references to sources NO references
  • 9. Narrows a search Both terms appear in same record Terms have different meanings example: infidelity AND culture AND OR Broadens a search Either term may appear in record Terms have similar meanings example: adultery OR cheating
  • 10. Can look for multiple endings of a word or plurals measure* measure measures asterisk Proximity Phrase Searching Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the record online w1interaction within ONE word “online interaction”
  • 11. For Articles: Database by topic page Use references from textbooks or other articles Selecting the right source For Books: COAST Link +
  • 12. 2Ways to SearchNot every search is alike! One Search Databases by Topic or the databases on this course guide The big box on the library home page allows you to find information in an expansive search. Individual databases allow you to find articles in a specific discipline and use more advance terminology Searches for books, articles and reports across many databases
  • 13. Academic Search Complete If you limit your search to “peer reviewed” it will only give you scholarly articles Contains articles on almost any subject full text
  • 14. Full-text of newspapers 1980-Current date Allows you to search by article type Allows the use of quotations for searching! Newsstand (Pro-Quest)
  • 15. CQResearcher Each one contains this information about an issue in today’s news Pro/con Chronology Next Steps (forecast) Overview Background (history) Current situation Outlook
  • 16. Opposing Viewpoints in Context Search by keyword or browse topic Beware of date of publication Contains the full text Contains essays, scholarly articles and statistics on both sides of an issue
  • 17. Lexis Nexis Academic Contains the full-text Use Synonyms Popular Publications Legal and Medical sources Ranks by Relevancy
  • 18. Getting the Article Full Text HTML ArticleReach
  • 19. If the record isn’t full text Click on Get@CSULBto determine availability
  • 20. Get it @CSULB box pops up
  • 21. makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
  • 22. Web sites Web sites Websites Web sites Websites Websites Web sites Websites WebsitesWeb sites
  • 23. Statistics Statistics Data Statistics Data statistics
  • 24. Citing sources Books Articles In-text citations Book Chapters Web Sites OWL Purdue Writing Guides This page provides links to a variety of online examples of citing in both MLA and APA styles Instagram Image by karen_yim
  • 25. Get a Library Password
  • 26. Become a Fan of the Library on Facebook! Like Us NOW!
  • 27. Tiffini Travisttravis@csulb.eduDO NOT Call me on the PHONE!!!