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  • 1. Research for EOP 100 @ CSULB
  • 2. How Do you….. Image by http://www.flickr.com/photos/64780545@N07/5898589242 /
  • 3. 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!
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 1. 2. Write down terms that relate to your subjects 3. Remember 1. synonymsInstagram Image by @DennisDyck
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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 recordProximity online w1 interaction
  • 8. Scholarlypublications Provide data or theoretical analysis In-depth coverage of a topic References Peer reviewed by experts Written by experts
  • 9. Popularpublications Written by paid journalists Will provide overview of a topic Written for general public Vague references to sources NO references
  • 10. Finding Information For Articles: Database by topic page Research Guides for Special Topics!Instagram Image by alucasdesign For Books: COAST or Link + Instagram Image by laureenpent
  • 11. Evaluating informationDoes the source: Meet the requirements of your assignment? Help you answer your research question? Include relevant information for your topic? Give the pro or con of an argument? 9/16/2008
  • 12. Getting the ArticleGet It @ CSULBFull TextArticleReach HTML
  • 13. If the record isn’t full text Click on Get@CSULB to determine availability
  • 14. Get it @CSULB box pops up
  • 15. If it says… Look at the record and get it!
  • 16. ArticleReach makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
  • 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. Become a Fan of the Library on Facebook! Dennis Dyck @DennisDyck on Twitter Like Us NOW!
  • 19. Reference Desk Hourshttp://www.csulb.edu/library/guide/serv/ref.html