Creating a Search Strategy
0 Review PPT: Concrete Guidance Selecting a Research Topic

Question: Hypothesis and Strategy
0...
ASAM/ CHLS 335 I Research Guide
0 http://csulb.libguides.com/chls335
Creating a Search Strategy
0 Break down your thesis statement by concept

Making Ends Meet During the Economic
Downturn: I...
Creating a Search Strategy
Boolean Operators

Susan Luévano, CSULB, University
Library
Boolean Operators
0 Boolean Operators
0 AND
0 OR

Hispanic

Latino

Refugee Act 1980

Hispanic
OR
Latino

Vietnamese
Truncation *
0More results
0Plurals
0Examples:
0Immigrat*
0Immigrate
0Immigrates
0Immigrated
0Immigration
Adjacency
0Searches words next to each other in

order listed
0Quotation marks
0Examples:

0“Day laborer*”
0“Environmental...
What is a primary source?
0A document which describes an event by a

witnesses (diaries, speeches, letters,
interviews, au...
Primary sources
0Search words:
0Sources
0Letters
0Diaries
0Personal Narratives
0Interviews
0Examples:
0“immigrant women” a...
What is a secondary source?
0

Information written by an authority who

reports on an event, person, place or thing
(ie, a...
Adjacency
Boolean
Operators

Truncation

Search Strategies

LIMIT - Scholarly

LIMIT – Pub years

LIMIT - Language
Susan L...
How do I get full-text article?

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How do I get the full-text article?

Susan
Luévano, CSULB, University
Library
Finding Books, Media & Government Documents
0 Http://www.csulb.edu/library
0 1) Library Catalog -COAST
0 2) One Search @ C...
Library Password
0 Allows off-campus access to research databases
0 Library Home page
0 My library account
0 Type in your ...
Research Steps
0Step 1: Develop search strategy using
0 Boolean operators
0 Truncation
0 Adjacency

0Step 2: Find primary ...
Research Steps
0Step 4: Evaluate resources
0Step 5: Apply and use information
0 Synthesize information
0 Write up the find...
Where to get more assistance?
0 Research Subject Guide
0 Your subject librarian!
0 Greg Armento – ASAM
0 Susan Luévano – C...
Questions???
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  • 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.
  • Chls 335 i_14

    1. 1. Creating a Search Strategy 0 Review PPT: Concrete Guidance Selecting a Research Topic Question: Hypothesis and Strategy 0 Summit thesis topic for approval 0 Literature Review 0 Develop a search strategy using: 0 Boolean operators 0 Truncation 0 Adjacency 0 Primary v Secondary Sources 0 Peer-review sources 0 Select databases & other resources 0 Academic Search Complete 0 America: History and Life 0 Historical New York Times 0 Historical Los Angeles Times 0 Generate bibliographic citations
    2. 2. ASAM/ CHLS 335 I Research Guide 0 http://csulb.libguides.com/chls335
    3. 3. Creating a Search Strategy 0 Break down your thesis statement by concept Making Ends Meet During the Economic Downturn: Immigrant Day Laborers in California.
    4. 4. Creating a Search Strategy
    5. 5. Boolean Operators Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
    6. 6. Boolean Operators 0 Boolean Operators 0 AND 0 OR Hispanic Latino Refugee Act 1980 Hispanic OR Latino Vietnamese
    7. 7. Truncation * 0More results 0Plurals 0Examples: 0Immigrat* 0Immigrate 0Immigrates 0Immigrated 0Immigration
    8. 8. Adjacency 0Searches words next to each other in order listed 0Quotation marks 0Examples: 0“Day laborer*” 0“Environmental Justice” 0“People of color” 0“Undocumented worker*”
    9. 9. What is a primary source? 0A document which describes an event by a witnesses (diaries, speeches, letters, interviews, autobiographies, etc) 0Fundamental or original document relating to a particular subject (government publication, law or legislation, court reports, etc) 0 A source from the time of an event (newspaper articles, news footage, songs, cartoons etc)
    10. 10. Primary sources 0Search words: 0Sources 0Letters 0Diaries 0Personal Narratives 0Interviews 0Examples: 0“immigrant women” and sources 0“Undocumented immigrant*” and letters 0“Garment worker*” and interviews
    11. 11. What is a secondary source? 0 Information written by an authority who reports on an event, person, place or thing (ie, a biography, etc) 0 An accounting of events or experiences (ie, a news story, etc) not personally observed or experienced by the writer. 0A scholar's description or analysis of primary sources. (ie, a journal article, etc.)
    12. 12. Adjacency Boolean Operators Truncation Search Strategies LIMIT - Scholarly LIMIT – Pub years LIMIT - Language Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
    13. 13. How do I get full-text article? 16
    14. 14. How do I get the full-text article? Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
    15. 15. Finding Books, Media & Government Documents 0 Http://www.csulb.edu/library 0 1) Library Catalog -COAST 0 2) One Search @ CSULB – use for test or preliminary search
    16. 16. Library Password 0 Allows off-campus access to research databases 0 Library Home page 0 My library account 0 Type in your name, CSULB I.D. #, click submit
    17. 17. Research Steps 0Step 1: Develop search strategy using 0 Boolean operators 0 Truncation 0 Adjacency 0Step 2: Find primary & secondary sources 0 Research Databases 0 Coast 0Step 3: Search the database 0 Try different keywords, try different searches 0 Select the best citations 0 Retrieve the full-text 0 Use internal citation generators when sending information
    18. 18. Research Steps 0Step 4: Evaluate resources 0Step 5: Apply and use information 0 Synthesize information 0 Write up the finding and conclusion 0 Create your bibliography using correct citation style 0 Use the ASAM/CHLS Research Guide as a starting point!! 0 Circular process – Repeat and Revise
    19. 19. Where to get more assistance? 0 Research Subject Guide 0 Your subject librarian! 0 Greg Armento – ASAM 0 Susan Luévano – CHLS 0 Individual appointment w/ discipline librarian 0 Evening Consultations: 0 Wednesday, March 26th 0 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 0 University Library, Spidell classroom 1, room 116 0 Reference Desk, 1st floor, University Library
    20. 20. Questions???
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