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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
1. 2. Write down terms that relate to your subjects 3. Remember 1. synonymsInstagram Image by @DennisDyck
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 theor* theory theories Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the recordProximity online w1 interaction
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
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
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
Getting the ArticleGet It @ CSULBFull TextArticleReach HTML
If the record isn’t full text Click on Get@CSULB to determine availability
ArticleReach makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
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
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