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  • 1. Susan C. Luévano CSULB Ethnic Studies Librarian
  • 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. Pre-Research - Selecting a Topic Research databases (Pro & Con arguments) Opposing Viewpoints In Context CQ Researcher Latino American Experience
  • 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.   Break down your topic by the most specific key concepts in your statement. Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Creating a Search Strategy
  • 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.  Identify the key concepts  Gang injunctions do not improve public safety.  Do NOT insert phrases or sentences.
  • 8.  Your turn! Question 1 Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Work time
  • 9. Research Process Create a problem research statement Define the question  Ask why???? Gang injunctions do not necessarily improve public safety.
  • 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.  Having trouble creating research questions? Use prompts Who What Where Why When
  • 12.  Your turn! Question 2 Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Work time
  • 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.  Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Boolean Operators
  • 15.  Creating a Search Strategy Public safety Gang injunctions do not improve public safety. Gang injunctions
  • 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.  Truncation  More results  Plurals Asterisk * Bilingual* Bilingually Bilingualism Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Creating a Search Strategy
  • 18.  Create a research strategy using Boolean logic & truncation
  • 19.  Your turn! Question 3 Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Work Time
  • 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.   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.  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.  Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Search Strategies Boolean Operators Truncation
  • 24.  Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
  • 25.  Your turn! Questions 4 - 5 Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Work time
  • 26.  Using databases off campus Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Set up your Library Password
  • 27.  Your turn! Questions 6 Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Work time
  • 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.  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.  Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Still need a little help?
  • 31.  Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library CHLS LibGuide http://csulb.libguides.com/CHLS
  • 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.  Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library Questions ???