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Research Comm 335
Basic Searching                                     Write down terms                                      that relate to  ...
Narrows a search      Both terms appear in same recordAND      Terms have different meanings      example: internet AND so...
Can look for multiple endings of a                    word or pluralsasterisk                   measure* measure measures ...
Scholarlypublications      Provide data or theoretical analysis      In-depth coverage of a topic      References      Pee...
Popularpublications      Written by paid journalists      Will provide overview of a topic      Written for general public...
Newsstand (Pro-Quest)       Full-text of newspapers       1980-Current date       Allows you to search by       article ty...
CQ ResearcherEach one contains this information about anissue in today’s news        Overview   Background (history)      ...
Opposing Viewpoints Database  Contains essays on both sides of an issue   Search by keyword or browse topic     Beware of ...
Lexis Nexis Academic      Contains the full-text      Use Synonyms      Popular Publications      Legal and Medical source...
Academic Search Elite                              Contains                             articles on                       ...
Getting the  Article
If the record isn’t full text              Click on Get@CSULB             to determine availability
Get it @CSULB box pops up
If it says…              Look at the record and get it!
makes getting an article as simple            as saying, "I want it!"
Citing sources                   Instagram Image by karen_yim                                                  Books      ...
Get a Library PasswordGo to Coast  https://coast.library.csul  b.edu/patroninfoType in your name,  CSULB I.D. #, and a  Pa...
Become a Fan of the Library on Facebook!          Dennis Dyck @DennisDyck on Twitter                               Like Us...
Tiffini Travis     ttravis@csulb.eduYahoo/MSN IM: csulb_librarian AOL/GoogleTalk: csulblibrarian Twitter: csulb_library
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  1. 1. Research Comm 335
  2. 2. Basic Searching Write down terms that relate to your subjects Remember synonymsInstagram Image by @emmmalinerose Determine vocabulary that may be used in a database
  3. 3. 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: interpersonal OR interaction
  4. 4. Can look for multiple endings of a word or pluralsasterisk measure* measure measures Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the record ProximityPhrase Searching online w1 interaction within 1 words “online interaction”
  5. 5. Scholarlypublications Provide data or theoretical analysis In-depth coverage of a topic References Peer reviewed by experts Written by experts
  6. 6. Popularpublications Written by paid journalists Will provide overview of a topic Written for general public Vague references to sources NO references
  7. 7. Newsstand (Pro-Quest) Full-text of newspapers 1980-Current date Allows you to search by article type Allows the use of quotations for searching!
  8. 8. CQ ResearcherEach one contains this information about anissue in today’s news Overview Background (history) Pro/con Current situation Chronology Outlook Next Steps (forecast)
  9. 9. Opposing Viewpoints Database Contains essays on both sides of an issue Search by keyword or browse topic Beware of date of publication Contains the full text
  10. 10. Lexis Nexis Academic Contains the full-text Use Synonyms Popular Publications Legal and Medical sources Ranks by Relevancy
  11. 11. Academic Search Elite Contains articles on almost any subject full textIf you limit your search to “peer reviewed” it will only give you scholarly articles
  12. 12. Getting the Article
  13. 13. If the record isn’t full text Click on Get@CSULB to determine availability
  14. 14. Get it @CSULB box pops up
  15. 15. If it says… Look at the record and get it!
  16. 16. makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
  17. 17. Citing sources Instagram Image by karen_yim 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
  18. 18. Get a Library PasswordGo to Coast https://coast.library.csul b.edu/patroninfoType 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. 19. Become a Fan of the Library on Facebook! Dennis Dyck @DennisDyck on Twitter Like Us NOW!
  20. 20. Tiffini Travis ttravis@csulb.eduYahoo/MSN IM: csulb_librarian AOL/GoogleTalk: csulblibrarian Twitter: csulb_library
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