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AFRS 150

FINDING SOURCES FOR
AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC

Susan Luévano
Ethnic Studies Librarian
I-CLICKERS
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What your favorite type of African American music?
A) Jazz
B) Gospel
C) Hip-hop
D) Soul
E) Not sur...
CREATING A SEARCH STRATEGY
•
•
•
•

Create a thesis statement
Break down your thesis statement by concept
Develop research...
I-CLICKERS
• What is the first step in the research
process?
• A. Use the Library Home page to
determine appropriate resou...
RESEARCH PROCESS

• Create a research statement
• Son Jarocho music of Veracruz MX has
profound elements of African music....
I-CLICKERS
What research question should be addressed ?
Son Jarocho music of Veracruz MX has profound
elements of African...
HAVING TROUBLE CREATING
RESEARCH QUESTIONS?
• Use prompts

• Who
• What
• Where
• Why
• When
• How
I-CLICKERS
What is the key to successful research?
A. Deciding what databases to use.
B. Using reference source, i.e. ency...
I-CLICKERS
What are the most important
keyword(s)/concept(s) used here?
Son Jarocho music of Veracruz MX has profound
ele...
RESEARCH PROCESS
• Identify key concepts
• Son Jarocho music of Veracruz MX has profound
elements of African music.
Find articles
where all
concepts
appear.

RESEARCH PROCESS
I-CLICKERS
• What are Boolean Operators?
• A. Computer commands used to organize research
databases
• B. Computer commands...
BOOLEAN OPERATORS
• AND narrows a search
• both variables must appear in same citation
• terms are different in meaning
• ...
I-CLICKERS
• What is the truncation symbol?

• A. @
• B. ( )
• C. ?
• D. *
TRUNCATION

• Searches root word to retrieve
variant endings
•
•
•
•
•

Music*
Musician
Musicians
Musically
Musicality
I-CLICKERS
• What is a peer reviewed journal
article?
• A. A research article that has been
vetted by a team of peer schol...
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
•
•
•
•

Content & research model are reviewed by other scholars
Based on research & written for a ...
I-CLICKERS
Name 2 databases that are used for music research.
•A. Academic Search Complete and Historical Music
Abstracts
...
FINDING PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
• Http://www.csulb.edu/library
• 1) OneSearch: Test or preliminary search for journal artic...
ONESEARCH@ CSULB
Digital front door to library resources
Does NOT replace structured databases
Only looks at a selected...
MUSIC INDEX
• Most comprehensive database of musicrelated articles
• Covers all styles and genres of music.
• Scholarly jo...
RILM, ABSTRACT OF MUSIC
LITERATURE
• Books, journals, conference papers, dissertations, book
chapters, bibliographies, cat...
BLACK STUDIES CENTER
• Scholarly essays accompanied by timelines, images, and film clips.
• Mostly full-text
• Availabilit...
NO DIRECT LINK TO FULL-TEXT
NEED FULL-TEXT ARTICLES NOT
AVAILABLE:
USE BEACHREACH
Boolean Operators

Truncation

SEARCH STRATEGIES

LIMIT - Scholarly

LIMIT – Pub years

LIMIT - Language
Susan Luévano, CS...
FINDING BOOKS, MEDIA & GOV DOCS
• Http://www.csulb.edu/library
• 1) Test or preliminary search for journal articles, books...
Set up your Library Password/PIN

USING DATABASES OFF CAMPUS

Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
REVIEW: RESEARCH BASICS
Step 1: Develop search strategy using
 Thesis statement
 Develop research questions
 Identify ...
REVIEW: RESEARCH BASICS
• Evaluate Resources
• Read and evaluate sources

• Step 5: Apply and use information
• Synthesize...
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS
• Reference Desk, 1st floor
• Susan Luévano
•
•
•
•

Email is best!
Susan.luevano@csulb.edu
U Lib...
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  1. 1. AFRS 150 FINDING SOURCES FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC Susan Luévano Ethnic Studies Librarian
  2. 2. I-CLICKERS • • • • • • What your favorite type of African American music? A) Jazz B) Gospel C) Hip-hop D) Soul E) Not sure
  3. 3. CREATING A SEARCH STRATEGY • • • • Create a thesis statement Break down your thesis statement by concept Develop research question(s) Use • Boolean operators • Truncation • Select databases & other resources • • • • • Music Index RILM Abstracts of Music Literature Black Studies Center Academic Search Complete COAST • Cite research
  4. 4. I-CLICKERS • What is the first step in the research process? • A. Use the Library Home page to determine appropriate resources • B. Develop a research statement • C. Look at reference books, ie encyclopedias • D. Start searching in research databases
  5. 5. RESEARCH PROCESS • Create a research statement • Son Jarocho music of Veracruz MX has profound elements of African music. • Define the questions – Ask why????
  6. 6. I-CLICKERS What research question should be addressed ? Son Jarocho music of Veracruz MX has profound elements of African music. A) What is son jarocho music? B) How did African music become part of Mexican folk music? C) What African elements are heard in son jarocho? D) All of the above.
  7. 7. HAVING TROUBLE CREATING RESEARCH QUESTIONS? • Use prompts • Who • What • Where • Why • When • How
  8. 8. I-CLICKERS What is the key to successful research? A. Deciding what databases to use. B. Using reference source, i.e. encyclopedias C. Using the right vocabulary to search in databases. • D. Working with the librarian. • • • •
  9. 9. I-CLICKERS What are the most important keyword(s)/concept(s) used here? Son Jarocho music of Veracruz MX has profound elements of African music. A) Son Jarocho AND Africa AND Veracruz B) Africa AND Mexico AND Music C) Son Jarocho AND Africa
  10. 10. RESEARCH PROCESS • Identify key concepts • Son Jarocho music of Veracruz MX has profound elements of African music.
  11. 11. Find articles where all concepts appear. RESEARCH PROCESS
  12. 12. I-CLICKERS • What are Boolean Operators? • A. Computer commands used to organize research databases • B. Computer commands used to search multiple databases at once. • C. Computer commands used to create a research strategy. • D. Computer commands used in selected databases to find full-text articles.
  13. 13. BOOLEAN OPERATORS • AND narrows a search • both variables must appear in same citation • terms are different in meaning • example: “Jazz AND New Orleans” • OR broadens a search • terms are similar in meaning • either term may appear in the record • example: “hip hop OR Rap”
  14. 14. I-CLICKERS • What is the truncation symbol? • A. @ • B. ( ) • C. ? • D. *
  15. 15. TRUNCATION • Searches root word to retrieve variant endings • • • • • Music* Musician Musicians Musically Musicality
  16. 16. I-CLICKERS • What is a peer reviewed journal article? • A. A research article that has been vetted by a team of peer scholars. • B. An research article written by a team of peer scholars. • C. A research article that has been presented at a professional conference before publication.
  17. 17. PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS • • • • Content & research model are reviewed by other scholars Based on research & written for a discipline scholars In-depth analysis Extensive bibliography
  18. 18. I-CLICKERS Name 2 databases that are used for music research. •A. Academic Search Complete and Historical Music Abstracts •B. Music Index and RILM •C. NAXOS Music Library and Oxford Music Online
  19. 19. FINDING PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES • Http://www.csulb.edu/library • 1) OneSearch: Test or preliminary search for journal articles, books & more • 2) Structured Databases by topic/title
  20. 20. ONESEARCH@ CSULB Digital front door to library resources Does NOT replace structured databases Only looks at a selected slice of library holdings
  21. 21. MUSIC INDEX • Most comprehensive database of musicrelated articles • Covers all styles and genres of music. • Scholarly journals • Availability=
  22. 22. RILM, ABSTRACT OF MUSIC LITERATURE • Books, journals, conference papers, dissertations, book chapters, bibliographies, catalogs, media materials, and all forms of scholarly communication related to music. • Availability =
  23. 23. BLACK STUDIES CENTER • Scholarly essays accompanied by timelines, images, and film clips. • Mostly full-text • Availability=
  24. 24. NO DIRECT LINK TO FULL-TEXT
  25. 25. NEED FULL-TEXT ARTICLES NOT AVAILABLE: USE BEACHREACH
  26. 26. Boolean Operators Truncation SEARCH STRATEGIES LIMIT - Scholarly LIMIT – Pub years LIMIT - Language Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
  27. 27. FINDING BOOKS, MEDIA & GOV DOCS • Http://www.csulb.edu/library • 1) Test or preliminary search for journal articles, books & more • 2) Library Catalog -COAST
  28. 28. Set up your Library Password/PIN USING DATABASES OFF CAMPUS Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
  29. 29. REVIEW: RESEARCH BASICS Step 1: Develop search strategy using  Thesis statement  Develop research questions  Identify key concepts/keywords  Boolean operators  Truncation Step 2: Search databases  Select subject related Research Databases Step 3: Search the database  Try different keywords, try different searches  Move to database subject headings  Select the best citations  Use internal citation generators when sending information Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
  30. 30. REVIEW: RESEARCH BASICS • Evaluate Resources • Read and evaluate sources • Step 5: Apply and use information • Synthesize information • Write up the finding and conclusion • Create your bibliography using correct citation style Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
  31. 31. INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS • Reference Desk, 1st floor • Susan Luévano • • • • Email is best! Susan.luevano@csulb.edu U Library, 4th floor, room 116 Office hours: Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:30 or by appointment
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