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  • 1. Communication 200 Introduction toCommunication Research Rhetoric Tiffini Travis Communication Studies Librarian
  • 2. Citations: elements of a book, article or websiteAbstract: Summary of an articleGet it @CSULB: links you to the full text of the articleResearch Databases: The ONLY place you should go for your scholarly articles
  • 3. 4 scholarly sources 2 social science 2 rhetoric
  • 4. Narrows a search Both terms appear in same recordAND Terms have different meanings example: internet AND socialization Broadens a search Either term may appear in recordOR Terms have similar meanings example: (viewing OR watching)
  • 5. Can look for multiple endings of a word or pluralsasterisk theor* theory theories Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the record ProximityPhrase Searching online w1interaction “online interaction”
  • 6. Scholarly 5publications ways to tell it’s a Rhetoric Article Does not follow a standard format Published in an academic journal Contains words like: analysis, representations, rhetoric, hegemony, popular culture, critique References are not all academic Uses MLA citation style
  • 7. RED FLAGS Contains numbers or data Says “content analysis” Says “this study” Is reviewing a BOOK
  • 8.
  • 9. Select a socially relevant artifact Major ThemesBackgroundInformation synonyms related terms Genre
  • 10. Football Factory masculinity film Motion pictures Football Factory sportsImages of Masculinity and violence Football Factory soccer Hooligans London
  • 11. Football FactoryMasculinity and (motion picture* or film*) Sports and masculin* Football Factory Soccer and hooligan* London and sport* and violence Football supporters and england West ham millwall
  • 12. Depending on your artifact it Things to might not haveremember when scholarly research researching Think outside Rhetoric the box! Think in terms of themes, big picture research, social significance for scholarly research
  • 13. Communication DatabasesCommunication & Mass Media complete Academic Search Complete
  • 14. Film ResearchHumanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective Film Literature Index (1976-2001) Film Literature Index (1973 to date PRINT)
  • 15. Music Databases Music IndexRILM Abstracts of Music Literature
  • 16. Social Significance Socio-political sources American history and life Historical Abstracts JSTOR SocIndex Sociological abstracts
  • 17. Film Analysis Coast Popular Culture History Newspapers (Proquest)Other Useful Lexis Nexis Databases Gale Literary Database
  • 18. 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!
  • 19. I am STILL ConfusedTiffini Travis Twitter: csulb_library
  • 20. Photo Credits Check out their Flickr Profiles