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Has the County of Los Angeles apologized for the deportation of U.S. citizens of Mexican descent to Mexico in the 1930s? A. Yes B. No C. Not sure
Develop a thesis statement & research questions Break down your thesis statement by concept Create a research strategy using Boolean operators Truncation Select databases & other resources America: History and Life Academic Search Complete Historical New York Times Historical Los Angeles Times Opposing Viewpoints in Context CQ Researcher
Break down your thesis statement by conceptThe Arizona legislation which banned ethnic studies instruction in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD).A) Arizona + ethnic studiesB) Ethnic studies + Tucson UnifiedC) Arizona legislation + racism + schoolsD) A or B
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.
Boolean Operators AND OR Refugee Act 1980 Vietnamese VietnameseVietnamese Cambodian or Cambodian
What is the truncation symbol that allows you to search root words with any ending? A. @ B. ( ) C. ? D. *
ASAM/ CHLS 335 I Research Guide http://csulb.libguides.com/chls335
What is a primary source? A. A document which describes an event by a witnesses (diaries, speeches, letters, interviews, autobiographies, etc) B. Fundamental or original document relating to a particular subject (government publications, legislation, court reports, etc) C. A source from the time of an event (newspaper articles, news footage, songs, cartoons etc) D. A & C E. All of the above
What is a secondary source? A. Information written by an authority who reports on an event, person, place or thing (ie, a biography, etc) B. An accounting of events or experiences (ie, a news story, etc) not personally observed or experienced by the writer. C. A scholars description or analysis of primary sources. (ie, a journal article, etc.) D. B & C E. All of the above
Develop search strategy from your research questions using Keywords Boolean operators Truncation Look for primary & secondary sources Research Databases Coast 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
Evaluate resources Apply and use information Synthesize information Write up the finding and conclusion Create your bibliography using correct citation style Use the ASAM/CHLS Research Guide!! Circular process – Repeat and Revise
Allows off-campus access to research databases Library Home page My library account Type in your name, CSULB I.D. #, click submit Type in a password of your choice and confirm by typing it again
Research Subject Guide Your subject librarian! Greg Armento – ASAM Susan Luévano – CHLS Reference Desk, 1st floor, University Library Research paper clinics