The Research Guide was created specifically for this class. This researchroad map is designed to bring all the resources you need to successfully completed the assignment for this class.The URL is on your handout. I highly recommend that when viewing this site you you Firefox web browser. As Greg & I have found that the display on Explorer is really bad.The get to this page:
Let’s just get a sense of everybody’s knowledge of primary sources.OK.Let’s look at the class Research Roadmap for a more detailed review of primary sources.
Greg Armento, Asian & Asian American Studies Librarian Susan C. Luévano, Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Librarian
Research Support Librarians Nuts and bolts of the research processASAM/ CHLS 335 I Research Guide
Creating a Search Strategy Create a thesis statement Break down your thesis statement by concept Create research questions Techie Tools Boolean operators Truncation Select databases & other resources America: History and Life Academic Search Complete Historical New York Times Historical Los Angeles Times
Creating a Search Strategy 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 Unified School DistrictC) Arizona legislation + racism + schoolsD) A or B
I-Clickers 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 Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
Creating a Search Strategy Boolean Operators AND Refugee Act 1980 Vietnamese OR VietnameseVietnamese Cambodian or Cambodian
I-Clickers What is the truncation symbol that allows you to search root words with any ending?A. @B. ( )C. ?D. *
I-Clickers What is a primary source? A. A document which describes an event by a witnesses (diaries, speeches, letters, interviews, autobiographies, etc) B. A 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
I-Clickers 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
I-Clickers • What is a peer reviewed journal article?• A. A research article that has been vetted by a team of peer scholars.• B. An research article written by a team of peer scholars.• C. A research article that has been presented at a professional conference before publication.
Peer-Reviewed Journals Content & research model are reviewed by other scholars Based on research & written for a discipline scholars In-depth analysis Extensive bibliography
Finding Sources What library resource can you search to find a scan of both journals and books ?A. BeachReachB. Link+C. OneSearch@CSULB
Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles Http://www.csulb.edu/library 1) OneSearch: Test or preliminary search for journal articles, books & more 2) Structured Databases by topic/title
TruncationBooleanOperators Search Strategies LIMIT - Scholarly LIMIT – Pub years LIMIT - Language Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
Need full-text articles NOT available?:Use BeachReach
Library Pin Allows off-campus access to research databasesLibrary Home page My library account Type in your name, CSULB I.D. #, click submitType in a password of your choice and confirm by typing it again
Using databases off campus Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
Research Strategies Step 1: Develop search strategy using Keywords Boolean operators TruncationStep 2: Look for primary & 2ndary sources Research Database CoastStep 3: 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
Research strategies Step 4: Evaluate resourcesSetp 5: 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
Where to get more assistance? Research Subject Guide Individual appointment w/ discipline librarian Greg Armento – ASAM Susan Luévano – CHLS Evening Consultations: Wednesday, April 10th 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm University Library, Spidell classroom, room 116 Reference Desk, 1st floor, University Library