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Introduction to information researching for community college students in this UCLA Academic Advancement Program (AAP): Summer Transfer Enrichment Program (STEP). These students are taking classes......

Introduction to information researching for community college students in this UCLA Academic Advancement Program (AAP): Summer Transfer Enrichment Program (STEP). These students are taking classes at UCLA during the summer and may transfer to UCLA in another year.

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  • 1. STEP Students—Welcome! Esther Grassian UCLA College Library 6/30/10
  • 2. Outline
    • Focus a Topic
    • Useful Books
    • Magazines & Journals
    • Find Useful Scholarly Articles
    • Questions Welcome!
  • 3. Handouts +…
  • 4. “ High School & Community College Help”
    • http://bit.ly/b17Txd
  • 5. Broadening a Topic
    • “ Chicana painters of the 1990s in L.A. used art to focus attention on political issues.”
  • 6. Brainstorming Search Words
    • Chicana
    • painters
    • L.A.
    • political issues
  • 7. Related words…
    • Chican*
    • Hispanic
    • Latin*
    • artist*
    • Los Angeles
    • California
    • politic*
  • 8. Broader Topic/Argument
    • “ From 1990 through 2005, Chicano/a artists in California used art to focus attention on political issues.”
  • 9. Narrowing a Broad Topic
    • “ Gender issues”
  • 10. Using Topic Limiters
    • Broad topic: Gender issues
    • Limiters…
      • Timeframe : 1995-2005
      • Geographic Region : California
      • Person/Group : African-American women
      • Event/Aspect : Higher education & state politics
  • 11. Topic Sentence/Argument
    • “ Over a ten-year period in California, from 1995 to 2005, African-American women with higher education degrees had an increasing impact on state politics.”
  • 12. Questions?
  • 13. Visible vs. Invisible Web
  • 14. Find Useful Books!
  • 15.  
  • 16.  
  • 17. Questions?
  • 18. Magazines vs. Journals
  • 19. Academic Conversations
  • 20. Picking a Database…
    • Topics?
    • Materials?
    • Time?
  • 21. Academic Search Complete
    • Topics : Wide range
    • Materials : Articles (from 5500 periodicals)
    • Time : 1865+ (for some periodicals)
  • 22. Let’s try it...
  • 23. Evaluate Results!
  • 24. Get Copies: UC-eLinks
    • Online Copy
    • Paper Copy
    • Request a FREE Copy
  • 25. Don’t pay for articles!
  • 26. Questions?
  • 27. Review
    • Focus a Topic
    • Find Useful Books
    • Magazines vs. Journals
    • Find Useful Scholarly Articles
    • And…
  • 28. Get Online Help! “ Information Researching Tips!” http://bit.ly/b17Txd