HIP HOP RESEARCH

AFRS 255

Susan Luévano
Ethnic Studies Librarian
Create a thesis statement
Break down your thesis statement by concept
Develop research question(s)
Use
 Boolean operators...
Create a research statement
Hip-hop is the most multicultural of
popular musical forms.

Define the questions
– Ask why???...
Use prompts
Who
What
Where
Why
When
How

HAVING TROUBLE CREATING RESEARCH
QUESTIONS?
RESEARCH PROCESS
Identify key concepts
Hip-hop is the most multicultural of popular musical forms.
Find articles
where all
concepts
appear.

Hip-hop

Multicultural
Or
Globalization

RESEARCH PROCESS
AND narrows a search
 both variables must appear in same citation
 terms are different in meaning
 example: “Hip hop AN...
Searches root word to retrieve
variant endings
Music*
Musician
Musicians
Musically
Musicality

TRUNCATION

*
 Based on research & written for a discipline

scholars
 Content & research model are reviewed by other
scholars
 In-de...
FINDING PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
Http://www.csulb.edu/library
 1) OneSearch: Test or preliminary search for journal article...
 Digital front door to library resources
 Does NOT replace structured databases
 Only looks at a selected slice of libr...
MUSIC INDEX
Most comprehensive database of music-related articles
Covers all styles and genres of music
International
Scho...
RILM, ABSTRACT OF MUSIC LITERATURE
Books, journals, conference papers, dissertations, book
chapters, bibliographies, catal...
BLACK STUDIES CENTER
 Scholarly essays accompanied by

timelines, images, and film clips.
 Mostly full-text
 Availabili...
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

SUSAN LUÉVANO, CSULB, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Lib Answers (Chat Service)

 http://csulb.libanswers.com/
Reference Desk, 1st floor
Susan Luévano
 Email is best!
 Susa...
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Afrs 255 Introduction to Hip Hop, fall 2013

  1. 1. HIP HOP RESEARCH AFRS 255 Susan Luévano Ethnic Studies Librarian
  2. 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. 3. Create a research statement Hip-hop is the most multicultural of popular musical forms. Define the questions – Ask why???? RESEARCH PROCESS
  4. 4. Use prompts Who What Where Why When How HAVING TROUBLE CREATING RESEARCH QUESTIONS?
  5. 5. RESEARCH PROCESS Identify key concepts Hip-hop is the most multicultural of popular musical forms.
  6. 6. Find articles where all concepts appear. Hip-hop Multicultural Or Globalization RESEARCH PROCESS
  7. 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. 8. Searches root word to retrieve variant endings Music* Musician Musicians Musically Musicality TRUNCATION *
  9. 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. 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. 11.  Digital front door to library resources  Does NOT replace structured databases  Only looks at a selected slice of library holdings ONESEARCH@ CSULB
  12. 12. MUSIC INDEX Most comprehensive database of music-related articles Covers all styles and genres of music International Scholarly journals Availability=
  13. 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. 14. BLACK STUDIES CENTER  Scholarly essays accompanied by timelines, images, and film clips.  Mostly full-text  Availability=
  15. 15. NO DIRECT LINK TO FULL-TEXT
  16. 16. NEED FULL-TEXT ARTICLES NOT AVAILABLE: USE BEACHREACH
  17. 17. Boolean Operators Truncation SEARCH STRATEGIES LIMIT - Scholarly LIMIT – Pub years LIMIT - Language SUSAN LUÉVANO, CSULB, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
  18. 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. 19. Set up your Library Password/PIN SUSAN LUÉVANO, CSULB, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
  20. 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?
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