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  • Communication Research
  • Start with a Research Topic Generational differences in the use of technology http://www.flickr.com/photos/selectah/4151871397/
  • CMC Online communication Electronic communication Online Social Networks Social Media Concept A Concept B age intergenerational Parent child relations Attitudes Use View slide
  • Narrows a search Both terms appear in same record Terms have different meanings example: internet AND age AND use AND OR Broadens a search Either term may appear in record Terms have similar meanings example: social media OR social networks View slide
  • 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 – some databases have an implied W if you put words next to each other online w1 interaction = online interaction
  • All work and no play makes jack a dull boy All work and no play makes jack a dull boy All work and no play makes jack a dull boy all work and no play makes jack a dull boyAll work and no play makes jack a dull boy All work and no play makes jack a dull boy All work and no play makes jack a dull boy all work and no play makes jack a dull boy Helps you learn the language of the databases Not every database uses the same terminology Become familiar Be Flexible!
  • 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
  • sometimes scholars refer to a theory without using the word “theory” Search for articles by the author of the theory Search for articles with the theory name
  • First get a Refworks Account Sign up for the account 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
  • Type communication in the “journal articles” search box to eliminate psychology journals Email using APA format Use subjects to narrow your search Limit by publication type, methodology or age group
  • ALWAYS click on the “Scholarly Peer Reviewed” option Has a “thesaurus” but not as good as psycinfo Some full text
  • Click on Get@CSULB to determine availability
  • Look at the record and get it!
  • makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
  • http://scholar.google.com/
  • http://books.google.com/ Use this when you see cited chapters or you are curious to see what research has been done on your theory
  • Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/visnapperheads/2615969987/
  • Click on the “search Link+” option from COAST Only works for books NOT journals It takes 3-5 days and the item will be held under your last name at the Circulation Desk
  • Web of Knowledge Use it when you have exhausted all of the other subject specific databases who cited a particular work or author Use it when you have the perfect article and want to know what other studies cited it
  • Start with an article that is on your topic Select “cited ref search” Enter the LAST name of an author and the FIRST INITIAL with an * after it Use year of publication to narrow your search Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fussrock/3815659787/
  • https://www.dropbox.com/
  • Owl Purdue APA Guide This is the best cite for viewing sample APA paper formats You will also find a variety of helpful APA tips such as in-text citations, citing conference papers etc.
  • If you forgot your password call: 562 985-5512 and get it erased so you can create a new one!
  • Tiffini Travis ttravis@csulb.edu NEED HELP?