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  • 1. CHLS 100 Steps to Successful ResearchSusan C. LuévanoCSULBChicano & Latino Studies Librarian
  • 2. How to findsources
  • 3. Selecting a Topic
  • 4. Creating a Search Strategy Use pre-Research data to create thesis statement Break down your thesis statement by concept Develop research question(s) Use  Boolean operators  Truncation Select databases & other resources  Academic Search Complete  SocInex
  • 5. Creating a Search StrategyBreak down your thesis statement by the most specific concepts.The Mexican American Studies program at TUSD should be reinstated.
  • 6. Creating a Search Strategy  Breakdown your topic by the most specific key concepts in your statement.
  • 7. Work timeYourturn!Question 1
  • 8. Research QuestionsWhat research question(s) can we develop for the reinstating the MA studies topic?A) Why was the program eliminated?B)What curriculum was taught in the program?C) What statistical data proves that the program promoted student success?D) All of the above.
  • 9. Work timeYourturn!Question 2
  • 10. Creating a Search Strategy Boolean Operators  Computer commands used to create a research strategy.
  • 11. Boolean Operators
  • 12. Creating a Search Strategy  Boolean Operators  AND  OR Ethnic A TUSD N studies D O Chican Hispanic or Hispanic R o Chicano
  • 13. Creating a Search Strategy Truncation  More results  PluralsAsterisk * Cultur* Culture Cultures Cultural Culturally
  • 14. Work TimeYourturn!Question 3
  • 15. Scholarly Journals Journals  Written for a scholarly audience  Report on research  In-depth  Extensive bibliography  May be “peer reviewed”  Has been reviewed by a team of scholars
  • 16. Find Articles
  • 17. Databases Academic Search Complete  Interdisciplinary  Lots of full-text  Scholarly & popular publications SocIndex  Publications by and for ethnic groups including Hispanics  Scholarly only  Not available at CSULB? Use
  • 18. Work timeYourturn!Question 4
  • 19. TruncationBooleanOperators Search Strategies LIMIT - Scholarly LIMIT – Pub years LIMIT - Language
  • 20. How can I just get scholarly journalarticles when searching the researchdatabases?
  • 21. How do I get full-text article?
  • 22. Full-text available
  • 23. Full-text NOT available ArticleReach
  • 24. COAST Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
  • 25. Work timeYourturn!Question 5
  • 26. Using databases off campus
  • 27. Review: research basicsStep 1: Develop search strategy using  Keywords  Develop research questions  Boolean operators  TruncationStep 2: Search databases  Research DatabaseStep 3: Search the databases  Try different keywords, try different searches  Move to database subject headings  Select the best citations  Use internal citation generators when sending information
  • 28. Review: Research roadmapStep 4: Evaluate resourcesStep 5: Apply and use information  Synthesize information  Write up the finding and conclusion  Create your bibliography using correct citation style Use the CHLS100 LibGuide!!
  • 29. Still need a little help?
  • 30. Want to talk to a real human? Askat the Reference Desk, 1st West Consultations  Susan Luévano  Office hours:  U Library, room 416, 4th floor  Wednesday, 2:30 pm -4:30 pm  Susan.luevano@csulb.edu
  • 31. CHLS LibGuidehttp://csulb.libguides.com/CHLS100_Garcia_Orozco
  • 32. Library home page www.csulb.edu/library
  • 33. Questions ???