Research Roadmap forAmerican Indian Studies Susan Luévano, Ethnic Studies LibrarianUniversity Library, room 416 firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: Wed. 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm or by appointment Library home page: http://www.csulb.edu/library AIS Research Guide: http://csulb.libguides.com/ais
Assignment w/o Roadmap Assignment Complete ? Your Topic
Books WRITE & CITE FIND EVALUATE APPLY/USE Assignment Roadmap Assignment Complete Your Topic Databases Internet
Step 1: Determine keywords or vocabulary search terms for topic Step 2: Select Database(s) Step 3: Search the Database(s) Try different keywords, try different searches Select the best citations Research process
What is the best vocabulary/search term/keyword to use for AIS research? A. American Indians B. Native people C. Indigenous people D. Indians of North America E. All of the above ANSWER: E. Quiz Show
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. ANSWER: C Quiz Show
How to combine termsCreate search statements using Boolean operators ANDnarrows a search. Both variables must appear in same citation. Terms have different meanings. Water ANDGila River Indian Reservation OR broadens a search. Either term may appear in citation. Terms have similar meanings. American IndiansORFirst People
What is the truncation symbol? A. @ B. ( ) C. ? D. * ANSWER: D Quiz Show
Add truncation symbol to root word Truncation symbol searches all forms of the word Educat* Educate Educated Educates Educating Truncation
Which search strategy is better for searching for articles on the history of American Indian boarding schools in California? A. Indian*and boarding school* and history B. Native American*orindian* and boarding school* C. Indian* and boarding school* and California D. Any of the above Quiz Show
American Indian Experience The American Indian Experience contains over 150 full-text titles, primary documents and images documenting the American Indian experience. treaties, speeches, captivity narratives, maps, photographs, traditional tales
Project Muse Provides the full-text electronic versions for 8 AIS scholarly journals.
What do you look for to determine if a website is a reliable source of information? A. Writing style B. Author’s education and background C. Website domain (.com, .org, .edu, .gov) D. Last revision date E. All of the above ANSWER: E. Quiz Show
Accuracy Does the author cite reliable sources for the facts? How does the information compare with other sources about this topic? Authority What are the author’s qualifications for writing on this subject? Is he or she connected with any reputable organization? Evaluating Websites
Currency Does the website include a publication date or “last updated” date? Objectivity Is the author affiliated with a particular organization the might have a bias? Purpose Why was the site created? Why are advertisements (if any) there? Do they relate to the site? Evaluating Websites
Reference Desk, 1st floor, University Library Your subject librarian! Susan Luévano (562) 985-5891 email@example.com American Indian Studies Research Guide http://csulb.libguides.com/ais Where to get more help?