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Afrs 255 Introduction to Hip Hop, fall 2013

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Professor Wilson's Introduction to Hip Hop class, fall, 2013.

Professor Wilson's Introduction to Hip Hop class, fall, 2013.


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  • 1. HIP HOP RESEARCH AFRS 255 Susan Luévano Ethnic Studies Librarian
  • 2. Create a thesis statement Break down your thesis statement by concept Develop research question(s) Use  Boolean operators  Truncation Select & use research databases  Music Index  RILM Abstracts of Music Literature  Black Studies Center  Academic Search Complete  COAST Cite research Can be circular THE RESEARCH PROCESS
  • 3. Create a research statement Hip-hop is the most multicultural of popular musical forms. Define the questions – Ask why???? RESEARCH PROCESS
  • 4. Use prompts Who What Where Why When How HAVING TROUBLE CREATING RESEARCH QUESTIONS?
  • 5. RESEARCH PROCESS Identify key concepts Hip-hop is the most multicultural of popular musical forms.
  • 6. Find articles where all concepts appear. Hip-hop Multicultural Or Globalization RESEARCH PROCESS
  • 7. AND narrows a search  both variables must appear in same citation  terms are different in meaning  example: “Hip hop AND Police Brutality” OR broadens a search  terms are similar in meaning  either term may appear in the record  example: “hip hop OR Rap” “globalization OR multicultural” BOOLEAN OPERATORS
  • 8. Searches root word to retrieve variant endings Music* Musician Musicians Musically Musicality TRUNCATION *
  • 9.  Based on research & written for a discipline scholars  Content & research model are reviewed by other scholars  In-depth analysis  Extensive bibliography PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
  • 10. 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
  • 11.  Digital front door to library resources  Does NOT replace structured databases  Only looks at a selected slice of library holdings ONESEARCH@ CSULB
  • 12. MUSIC INDEX Most comprehensive database of music-related articles Covers all styles and genres of music International Scholarly journals Availability=
  • 13. 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 =
  • 14. BLACK STUDIES CENTER  Scholarly essays accompanied by timelines, images, and film clips.  Mostly full-text  Availability=
  • 15. NO DIRECT LINK TO FULL-TEXT
  • 16. NEED FULL-TEXT ARTICLES NOT AVAILABLE: USE BEACHREACH
  • 17. Boolean Operators Truncation SEARCH STRATEGIES LIMIT - Scholarly LIMIT – Pub years LIMIT - Language SUSAN LUÉVANO, CSULB, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
  • 18. FINDING BOOKS, MEDIA & GOV DOCS Http://www.csulb.edu/library  1) Test or preliminary search for journal articles, books & more  2) Library Catalog -COAST
  • 19. Set up your Library Password/PIN SUSAN LUÉVANO, CSULB, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
  • 20. Lib Answers (Chat Service)  http://csulb.libanswers.com/ 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 STILL NEED A LITTLE HELP?