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  • What we will cover today. We have a lot so I will try to be as clear as possible but will be moving along very quickly. But please feel free to ask questions as I move on through.
  • Let me talk a little about periodicals because some people have probably heard and even used the word but might not be clear about what it really is. Can anyone define a periodical?
  • Now the next big question….
  • Lastly I want to talk about Primary Sources….
    Primary sources are documents or other sort of evidence written or produced during the time under study or data resulting from original research.
    It is always very impressive when you incorporate primary sources into your research because is shows original thought and interpretation on your part. So I would encourage you if possible to look for primary sources to use in your research projects.
    Some examples are….
    Where as secondary sources interprets and analyzes primary sources. Secondary sources include books, encyclopedias reviews of the literature, most of the material in thelibrary is secondary sources.
  • Once you are ready to start collection the information by and large the majority of the information you will be collection will be found in the form of books and articles. So let me breifly walk you to the process of getting that kind of information in to your hands.
    If you need books….
    If you need articles….
  • summerbridge.ppt

    1. 1. Welcome to Cal State LA’s University Library Romelia Salinas Social Science Liaison
    2. 2. What we will cover today:  What is a periodical?  How to identify periodical articles using a database (EbscoHost)  What is a periodical citation?  How to use the Library Catalog  Reserves & Inter-Library Loan (ILL)
    3. 3. What is a periodical?  Anything that is published “periodically”  newspaper  magazine  journal  quarterly  newsletter  bulletin  annual
    4. 4. How can you tell if a periodical is scholarly?
    5. 5. Journal or Magazine?Journal or Magazine?  Journals = research  bibliographies  abstracts  author information  Examples:  Journal of Black Psychology  Science  Sociological Review  American Journal of Nursing  Magazines = info, news, entertainment  NO bibliographies  advertisements  Examples:  Time  Newsweek  Psychology Today  Wall Street Journal • Both are published periodically.
    6. 6. Understanding Periodical Citations  Include:  Author  Title of Article  Name of Journal/Magazine  Volume, issue number, date, and page numbers
    7. 7. Citation Example Cosgrove, Stuart. THE ZOOT-SUIT AND STYLE WARFARE. Radical America 1984 18(6): 39- 50. Author Date, Vol, Issue # Name of Journal Page Numbers Title of Article
    8. 8. Let’s Review
    9. 9. Steps to Finding an ArticleSteps to Finding an Article Databases Library Catalog Need articles? InterLibrary Loan/Online InterLibrary Loan/Online No Periodical StacksYes Get item in your hands!
    10. 10. Steps to Finding an ArticleSteps to Finding an Article Databases Library Catalog Need articles? InterLibrary Loan/Online InterLibrary Loan/Online No Periodical StacksYes Get item in your hands!

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