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    • 1. Honors Program Research at the Beach Fall 2013
    • 2. Library terminology Library Terms Library Terminology library terminology Library Citations: elements of a book, article or website Citations: elements of a book, article or website Abstract: Summary of an article Call Number: Address of the book Call Number: Address of the book
    • 3. Start with a Research Topic What kinds of information do you need? Identify Keywords and Synonyms How has Twitter impacted World Politics? Studies Interviews Discourse analysis
    • 4. politics social justice social media activism agenda setting Translate your topic into scholarly language How has Twitter impacted world politics? Image:
    • 5. Politics International relations Civil war Social justice activism Agenda Setting Concept A Concept B Discourse Blogging Social networks Twitter Social media
    • 6. RefworksRefworks First get a Refworks Account Sign up for the account at Set up a folder and we are ready to save articles Remember- even if the article is full text- put it in your refworks file so you can have the citation Before we start doing research
    • 7. 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
    • 8. Can look for multiple endings of a word or plurals theor* theory theories asterisk Proximity Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the record EBSCOHOST = online w1 interaction Proquest = “online interaction”
    • 9. Searches: title, abstract, subjects and in some cases the full text of the record Keywords Default fields Subject Descriptor Searches: only the subject line-This makes your searches more specific and better defined
    • 10. Constructing your search connect your variables Politics and Twitter (Social w1 unrest or protest) and computer mediated communication Arab summer and “social media”
    • 11. Getting the Article Full Text PDF HTML BeachReach
    • 12. If the record isn’t full textIf the record isn’t full text Click on Get@CSULB to determine availability
    • 13. Get it @CSULB box pops up
    • 14. FAST! 24-72 Hours
    • 15. I am still confused…
    • 16. Additional Help Tiffini TravisTiffini Travis Email Office Hours On the sociology research guide!
    • 17. Dissecting your topic ways to start your search effectively 1.Pick the correct database 2.Match your terminology to the database 3.Search more than one database 4.Keep track of your citations in Refworks 5.Contact me for help BEFORE you get frustrated! 5
    • 18. 2 Ways to Search Not every search is alike! One Search Databases by Topic The new interface of the library allows you to find information in an expansive search. The databases by topic allow you to find articles in a specific discipline and use more advance terminology Searches for books, articles and reports across many databases Select Medical or Sociology and search databases individually
    • 19. Citing sources OWL Purdue Writing Guides This page provides links to a variety of online examples of citing in both MLA and ASA styles In-text citations References Footnotes All source types
    • 20. Get a Library Password Go to Coast Type in your name, CSULB I.D. #, and a Password of your choice Confirm Password by typing it twice more If 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!
    • 21. Tips for Reading Scholarly info read the abstract and the literature review examine results and conclusion section look for any possible problems with the methods Read the methodology Look at the theory applied
    • 22. When you are finished reading you should ask yourself these questions: What is the main idea? Who is the intended audience? Is the article (or book) based on personal opinion or experience, data, interviews, library research? What conclusions does the author provide? Why was the piece written, to entertain, inform, or persuade?
    • 23. copying plagiarism ethics cheating copying plagiarism ethics cheating plagiarism copying someone else's words without using quotation marks and citing (giving credit to) the source copying someone else's words without using quotation marks and citing (giving credit to) the source paraphrasing or summarizing someone else's words without citing the source quoting someone else's words inaccurately restating someone else's original or specialized ideas without citing the source misrepresenting someone else's words or ideas pretending someone else's work is your own. restating someone else's original or specialized ideas without citing the source misrepresenting someone else's words or ideas pretending someone else's work is your own.
    • 24. QuotingQuoting the author's language is noteworthy for some you intend to analyze the passage in detail a summary or paraphrase of the passage would result in misinterpretation Direct quotations should only be used when:
    • 25. SummarizingSummarizing A summary is a condensation of a passage. Restate the central idea in your own words Avoid including opinions or feelings about the passage. Opinions must be clearly distinguished from
    • 26. Write~N~CiteWrite~N~Cite Needs to be downloaded onto your computer Automatically integrated into Microsoft Word Allows you to do in-text citations in a variety of styles For more info check out:
    • 27. Protect your Work!!!
    • 28. Tiffini TravisTiffini Travis Yahoo/MSN IM: csulb_librarian AOL/GoogleTalk: csulblibrarian Twitter: CSULB_Library Librarians by Subject request an appointment or send email Writers Resource Lab Get help with writing papers and citing correctly
    • 29. Photo credits