Susan C. Luévano
CSULB
Ethnic Studies Librarian

 Did the US Congress recently pass comprehensive
immigration reform?
 A. Yes
 B. No
 C. Not sure
Susan Luévano, CSUL...
Pre-Research - Selecting a Topic
Research databases (Pro & Con arguments)
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
CQ Researcher
...

 Break down your thesis statement by concept
 Develop research question(s)
 Use
 Boolean operators
 Truncation
 Se...

 Break down your topic by the most specific key concepts
in your statement.
Susan Luévano, CSULB, University
Library
Cr...

What are the most important keyword?
Gang injunctions do not necessarily improve public
safety.
 A) Gang injunctions A...

Identify the key
concepts
 Gang injunctions do not improve public safety.
 Do NOT insert phrases or sentences.

Your turn!
Question 1
Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
Work time
Research Process
Create a problem research statement
Define the question
 Ask why????
Gang injunctions do not necessari...

What research question(s)
should be addressed?
 Gang injunctions do not improve public safety.
 A) What is a gang inju...

Having trouble creating
research questions?
Use prompts
Who
What
Where
Why
When

Your turn!
Question 2
Susan Luévano, CSULB, University
Library
Work time
What are Boolean Operators?
 A. Computer commands used to organize research
databases
 B. Computer commands used to se...

Susan Luévano, CSULB, University
Library
Boolean Operators

Creating a Search Strategy
Public safety
Gang injunctions do not improve public safety.
Gang
injunctions

 What is the truncation symbol that allows you to search
root words with any ending?
A. @
B. ( )
C. ?
D. *
Susan Lu...

Truncation
 More results
 Plurals
Asterisk *
Bilingual*
Bilingually
Bilingualism
Susan Luévano, CSULB, University...

Create a research strategy using
Boolean logic & truncation

Your turn!
Question 3
Susan Luévano, CSULB, University
Library
Work Time

 Http://www.csulb.edu/library
 1) Test or preliminary search for journal articles, books &
more- NO WAY TO LIMIT TO MA...

 Digital front door to library resources
 Does NOT replace structured databases
 Only looks at a selected slice of li...
 Academic Search Complete
 Interdisciplinary
 Lots of full-text
 Limit to magazines
 Not available ? Use
 Ethnic Ne...

Susan Luévano, CSULB, University
Library
Search Strategies
Boolean
Operators
Truncation

Susan Luévano, CSULB, University
Library

Your turn!
Questions 4 - 5
Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
Work time

Using databases off campus
Susan Luévano, CSULB, University
Library
Set up your Library Password

Your turn!
Questions 6
Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
Work time

Step 1: Develop search strategy
using
 Key concepts
 Develop research questions
 Boolean operators
 Truncation
Ste...

Step 4: Evaluate resources -READ
Step 5: Apply and use information
 Synthesize information
 Write up the finding and...

Susan Luévano, CSULB, University
Library
Still need a little help?

Susan Luévano, CSULB, University
Library
CHLS LibGuide
http://csulb.libguides.com/CHLS
In-person assistance
Ask at the Reference Desk, 1st West
Consultations
Susan Luévano
Office hours:
U Library, room 41...

Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
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  • During this evenings presentation we will be using I-Clickers. These are tools that allow me to take an anonymous poll to see what you know. This way I can concentrate on areas of need.
  • CHLS 104 Professor Rivera, Spring '14

    1. 1. Susan C. Luévano CSULB Ethnic Studies Librarian
    2. 2.   Did the US Congress recently pass comprehensive immigration reform?  A. Yes  B. No  C. Not sure Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library I-Clickers
    3. 3. Pre-Research - Selecting a Topic Research databases (Pro & Con arguments) Opposing Viewpoints In Context CQ Researcher Latino American Experience
    4. 4.   Break down your thesis statement by concept  Develop research question(s)  Use  Boolean operators  Truncation  Select databases & other resources  Academic Search Complete  Ethnic NewsWatch Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Creating a Search Strategy
    5. 5.   Break down your topic by the most specific key concepts in your statement. Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Creating a Search Strategy
    6. 6.  What are the most important keyword? Gang injunctions do not necessarily improve public safety.  A) Gang injunctions AND public safety  B) Mexican American gangs AND public safety  C) Ethnic profiling AND gang injunctions
    7. 7.  Identify the key concepts  Gang injunctions do not improve public safety.  Do NOT insert phrases or sentences.
    8. 8.  Your turn! Question 1 Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Work time
    9. 9. Research Process Create a problem research statement Define the question  Ask why???? Gang injunctions do not necessarily improve public safety.
    10. 10.  What research question(s) should be addressed?  Gang injunctions do not improve public safety.  A) What is a gang injunction?  B) Do gang injunctions improve public safety?  C) Where have they been unsuccessful in improving the community?  D) Why have they failed or succeeded?  E) All of the above
    11. 11.  Having trouble creating research questions? Use prompts Who What Where Why When
    12. 12.  Your turn! Question 2 Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Work time
    13. 13. 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. Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Techie Search Skill
    14. 14.  Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Boolean Operators
    15. 15.  Creating a Search Strategy Public safety Gang injunctions do not improve public safety. Gang injunctions
    16. 16.   What is the truncation symbol that allows you to search root words with any ending? A. @ B. ( ) C. ? D. * Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Techie Search Skill
    17. 17.  Truncation  More results  Plurals Asterisk * Bilingual* Bilingually Bilingualism Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Creating a Search Strategy
    18. 18.  Create a research strategy using Boolean logic & truncation
    19. 19.  Your turn! Question 3 Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Work Time
    20. 20.   Http://www.csulb.edu/library  1) Test or preliminary search for journal articles, books & more- NO WAY TO LIMIT TO MAGAZINE ARTICLES  2) Databases by topic/title – MAGAZINE LIMIT Finding Articles
    21. 21.   Digital front door to library resources  Does NOT replace structured databases  Only looks at a selected slice of library holdings Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library OneSearch@CSULB
    22. 22.  Academic Search Complete  Interdisciplinary  Lots of full-text  Limit to magazines  Not available ? Use  Ethnic NewsWatch  Full-text  Publications by and for ethnic groups including Hispanics  Limit to magazines Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Databases
    23. 23.  Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Search Strategies Boolean Operators Truncation
    24. 24.  Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
    25. 25.  Your turn! Questions 4 - 5 Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Work time
    26. 26.  Using databases off campus Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Set up your Library Password
    27. 27.  Your turn! Questions 6 Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Work time
    28. 28.  Step 1: Develop search strategy using  Key concepts  Develop research questions  Boolean operators  Truncation Step 2: Search databases  Find concepts/keywords that work, repeat and revise  Use database subject headings, when possible  Select the best citations  Use internal citation generators when sending information Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Review: research basics
    29. 29.  Step 4: Evaluate resources -READ Step 5: Apply and use information  Synthesize information  Write up the finding and conclusion  Create your bibliography using correct citation style Review: Research basics
    30. 30.  Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Still need a little help?
    31. 31.  Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library CHLS LibGuide http://csulb.libguides.com/CHLS
    32. 32. In-person assistance Ask at the Reference Desk, 1st West Consultations Susan Luévano Office hours: U Library, room 416, 4th floor  Wednesday, 2:00 pm -4:30 pm Susan.luevano@csulb.edu Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
    33. 33.  Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Questions ???
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