Research on the GoResearch @ the Beach       CSULB Library
The Difference between the Internet and Research Databases        Internet               Anyone can create a website      ...
The Difference between the Internet and Research Databases      Research      Databases        Commercially published mate...
Scholarlypublications    Provide data or theoretical analysis    In-depth coverage of a topic    References    Peer review...
Popularpublications    Written by paid journalists    Will provide overview of a topic    Written for general public    Va...
Narrows a search       Both terms appear in same recordAND       Terms have different meanings       example: healthcare A...
Can look for multiple endings of a                    word or pluralsasterisk                   punk* punk, punks, punker,...
Selecting the right sourceFor Articles:          Library Home PageOneSearch: for a wide variety of research/sourcesDatabas...
Review the TWO step process for getting   journal articles
Get citations                   from            Research Databasecitation info located in the record-   usually found on t...
Search for the     Articleclick on the Get it @csulb Link        It will tell you if the item is available    electronical...
If the record isn’t full text                                    Click on SFX to                                  determin...
SFX box pops up                           “online via”                          indicates the                        item ...
Click link for “Check availability in COAST”            Determine where your volume is located                       Get i...
makes getting an article as simple            as saying, "I want it!"
Citing sources                 karen_yim                 Instagram Image by                                      Books    ...
Get a Library Password  https://coast.library.csulb.edu/patroninfoGo to CoastType in your name, CSULB  I.D. #, and a Passw...
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  1. 1. Research on the GoResearch @ the Beach CSULB Library
  2. 2. 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! 9/16/2008
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Scholarlypublications Provide data or theoretical analysis In-depth coverage of a topic References Peer reviewed by experts Written by experts
  5. 5. Popularpublications Written by paid journalists Will provide overview of a topic Written for general public Vague references to sources NO references
  6. 6. Narrows a search Both terms appear in same recordAND Terms have different meanings example: healthcare AND legislation Broadens a search Either term may appear in recordOR Terms have similar meanings example: facebook OR myspace
  7. 7. Can look for multiple endings of a word or pluralsasterisk punk* punk, punks, punker, punk rock, punk music“Q” Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the record ProximityPhrase Searching online w1 interaction within ONE word “online interaction”
  8. 8. Selecting the right sourceFor Articles: Library Home PageOneSearch: for a wide variety of research/sourcesDatabases by Topic: for a specific discipline
  9. 9. Review the TWO step process for getting journal articles
  10. 10. Get citations from Research Databasecitation info located in the record- usually found on the citation or source line
  11. 11. Search for the Articleclick on the Get it @csulb Link It will tell you if the item is available electronically, in print (via COAST) or if you need to request it using BeachReach
  12. 12. If the record isn’t full text Click on SFX to determine availability9/15/20089/16/2008
  13. 13. SFX box pops up “online via” indicates the item is full text on the computer9/15/20089/16/2008
  14. 14. Click link for “Check availability in COAST” Determine where your volume is located Get it off the Shelf!9/15/20089/16/2008
  15. 15. makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
  16. 16. Citing sources karen_yim Instagram Image by 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
  17. 17. Get a Library Password https://coast.library.csulb.edu/patroninfoGo to CoastType 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!
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