McNair ScholarsResearch at the Beach Summer 2012
Library Citations:terminology of a book, article or elementsLibrary websiteTermsLibrary Abstract:Terminology Summary of an articlelibrary Call Number:terminology Address of the bookLibrary
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
Did the Holocaust really Happen? Primary data Research Articles Controversial LiteratureWhat kinds ofinformation do you need?
Holocaust Final solutionConcept A Nazi policy Genocide War crimes DenialConcept B Historical revisionism Deniers Proof
Before we start doing research RefworksFirst get a Refworks AccountSign up for the account at refworks.comSet 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
Figure out what kind of information you needStatisticsEmpirical researchPublic opinionLaws or government studies Interviews Recent developments Scholarly information Background information
Types of Articles Empirical articlesArticles Contain primary data from a studySerials performed by professionals in aarticles field/disciplinearticles that do not contain original data Popular articles Articlesjournals usually take the form of magazine articles. Can sometimes include opinion.magazines Informative articlesARTICLES provide information in Articles that concise objective formats usuallyJOURNALS newspaper articlesSerials
booksReference Booksmonographs Dictionaries encyclopedias,encyclopedias statistical books anything that canREFERENCE get you started on almost all topicsBOOKS Primary Books Books that were written DURING the time an event was occurring.MONOGRAPHS e.g. diaries, governmentbooks documents and more Secondary Booksbooks Books that have been writtenprint AFTER an event or time period
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
Keywords Searches: title, abstract,Default fields subjects and in some cases the full text of the record Subject Searches: only the subjectDescriptor line-This makes your searches more specific and better defined
Selecting the right source Electronic Resources PageFor Articles:Database by topic pageUse references from textbooks or other articles For Books: COAST Link +
COAST the library catalogOnly things we have at CSULB Journals Government DocumentsAudio Books DVDs BooksE-Books
Link +Click on the “search Link+” option from COAST It takes 3-5 days and the item will be held under your last name at the Circulation Desk Only works for books NOT journals
Review the TWO step process for getting journal articles
Get citations from Research Databasecitation info located in therecord- usually found on the citation or source line
Search for the Article click on the SFX or Get it @ CSULB linkIf no link, search the catalog by JOURNAL title to see if we own it electronically or in print
SFX Box: NO electronic or print If there is no full text available at CSULB, the option for getting the article for free from the library
ArticleReach makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
Citing sources CSULB Citation Builder A citation generator that will format your articles, books and websitesOWL Purdue Writing GuidesThis page provides links to a variety of onlineexamples of citing in both MLA and APA styles
Get a Library PasswordGo to Coasthttps://coast.library.csulb.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!
ILLIAD- interlibrary services If We Don’t Own It Takes 7-10 days Electronic Delivery! For journal articles & books Library password required
Tips for Reading Scholarly info read the abstract and the literature reviewLook at the theory appliedexamine resultsand conclusionsection Read the methodology look for any possible problems with the methods
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?
copying someone elses words copyingplagiarism (giving credit to) themarks and without using quotation citing sourceethicscheating paraphrasing or summarizing someonecopying elses words without citing the source quoting someone elses wordsplagiarism inaccuratelyethics restating someone elses original or specialized ideas without citing the sourcecheating misrepresenting someone elses words or ideasplagiarism pretending someone elses work is your own.
Direct quotationsshould only be Quotingused when:the authors language is noteworthy for someyou intend to analyze the passage in detaila summary or paraphrase of the passage would result in misinterpretation
SummarizingA summary is a condensation of a passage.Restate the central idea in your own wordsAvoid including opinions or feelings about the passage. Opinions must be clearly distinguished from
Write~N~CiteNeeds to be downloaded onto your computerAutomatically integrated into Microsoft WordAllows you to do in-text citations in a variety of styles For more info check out: http://www.refworks.com/refworks/help/Using_Write-N-Cite.htm
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Librarians by Subject request an appointment or send email Writers Resource Lab Get help with writing papers and citing correctlyTiffini Travis firstname.lastname@example.orgYahoo/MSN IM: csulb_librarian AOL/GoogleTalk: csulblibrarianTwitter: Mojo_Girl or CSULB_Library