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  • 1. 355
  • 2. What are the main issues? What kinds of information do you need? Where is that information available?
  • 3. Get Organized Write down terms that relate to your subjects Determine vocabulary that may be used in a database Remember synonyms
  • 4. 10-15 pages long Published in an academic journal Contains words like: data, participants, results, methodology, discussion, further research 20-46 References Written by academics or researchers ways to tell it’s an Empirical Article
  • 5. Narrows a search Both terms appear in same record Terms have different meanings example: food and consumption AND OR Broadens a search Either term may appear in record Terms have similar meanings example: adultery and cheating
  • 6. “c” Can look for multiple endings of a word or plurals measure* measure measures asterisk Proximity Phrase Searching Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the record online w4 interaction within 4 words “online interaction”
  • 7. Constructing your search connect your variables Fast Food and Consumption Food consumption and united states (Cuisine or Food) and cultural identity
  • 8. Dissecting your topic 5 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!
  • 9. 2 Ways to Search- Not every search is alike! One Search Databases by Topic OneSearch 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 Sociology to start with!
  • 10. Getting the Article Full Text HTML ArticleReach
  • 11. If the record isn’t full text Click on Get@CSULB to determine availability
  • 12. Get it @CSULB box pops up
  • 13. makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
  • 14. If you forgot your password call: 562 985-5512 and get it erased so you can create a new one!
  • 15. Tiffini Travis ttravis@csulb.edu NEED HELP?
  • 16. Need even more Help? September 18 1-2pm October 8 11-12:30pm November 6 2-3pm November 13 3-4:30pm All sessions held in Spidell 2 1 on 1 help with your papers- ASA/APA Style – Checking sources – Integration of articles into your papers