CHLS 470Latin@s and Health 201       Susan Luévano       Ethnic Studies Librarian       susan.luevano@csulb.edu
• Step 1: Develop search strategy  –   Research statement  –   Develop research questions  –   Identify Keywords  –   Bool...
• Step 4: Evaluate resources• Step 5: Apply and use information  – Synthesize information  – Write up the finding and conc...
• Create a research statement• Childhood obesity among Mexican  Americans is a major health issue.• Define the questions  ...
• What research question should be addressed ?  Childhood obesity among Mexican Americans is a  major health issue.• A) Ho...
• Use prompts   – Who   – What   – Where   – Why
• Identify key concepts• Childhood obesity among Mexican Americans  is a major health issue.
Find articleswhere all 3                     Mexicanconceptsappear.                     American                        * ...
• AND narrows a search  – both variables must appear in same citation  – terms are different in meaning  – example: “Diabe...
• Searches root word to retrieve  variant endings• Obes*• Obese• Obesity• Obeso• Obesidad
– Content & research model are reviewed by  other scholars– Based on research & written for a discipline  scholars– In-dep...
• http://www.csulb.edu/library/
• An authoritative resource for the nursing,  health administration, and allied health  literature – journals, books, pamp...
– The National Library of Medicine’s international,  biomedicine & health journal database covering all  areas of medicine...
• 1,300 journals in all areas of psychology. Also  includes references to dissertations, media,  and books.• 1,300 journal...
• General subject database containing  indexing and abstracts for over 5,400  journals & 4,400 peer reviewed journals• 198...
Where can you go if you still need help?A. Set up a research consultations with librarianSusan Luévano.B. Ask at the refer...
•   Susan Luévano•   Susan.luevano@csulb.edu•   562-985-5891•   Office hours: Wednesday, 2:30 – 4:30 or by    appointment
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CHLS 470

  1. 1. CHLS 470Latin@s and Health 201 Susan Luévano Ethnic Studies Librarian susan.luevano@csulb.edu
  2. 2. • Step 1: Develop search strategy – Research statement – Develop research questions – Identify Keywords – Boolean operators (and , or) – Truncation (*)• Step 2: Select databases – Research Databases• Step 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
  3. 3. • 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• Circular process – Repeat and Revise
  4. 4. • Create a research statement• Childhood obesity among Mexican Americans is a major health issue.• Define the questions – Ask why????
  5. 5. • What research question should be addressed ? Childhood obesity among Mexican Americans is a major health issue.• A) How do you define obesity?• B) What are the % of Mex American children who are obese?• C) What are the causes?• D) All of the above.• E) C
  6. 6. • Use prompts – Who – What – Where – Why
  7. 7. • Identify key concepts• Childhood obesity among Mexican Americans is a major health issue.
  8. 8. Find articleswhere all 3 Mexicanconceptsappear. American * Children Obesity
  9. 9. • AND narrows a search – both variables must appear in same citation – terms are different in meaning – example: “Diabetes AND Hispanics”• OR broadens a search – terms are similar in meaning – either term may appear in the record – example: “Latinos OR Hispanics”
  10. 10. • Searches root word to retrieve variant endings• Obes*• Obese• Obesity• Obeso• Obesidad
  11. 11. – Content & research model are reviewed by other scholars– Based on research & written for a discipline scholars– In-depth analysis– Extensive bibliography
  12. 12. • http://www.csulb.edu/library/
  13. 13. • An authoritative resource for the nursing, health administration, and allied health literature – journals, books, pamphlets, audiovisuals, software, research instruments, dissertations, etc• 1982 to present• Availability
  14. 14. – The National Library of Medicine’s international, biomedicine & health journal database covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine, the health care system, preclinical sciences. • Web of Science & OVID (same content; search interface is different) • Mostly journals • 1951 to present • Availability
  15. 15. • 1,300 journals in all areas of psychology. Also includes references to dissertations, media, and books.• 1,300 journals• Abstracts• Availability
  16. 16. • General subject database containing indexing and abstracts for over 5,400 journals & 4,400 peer reviewed journals• 1985 to present• Mostly full-text• Availability
  17. 17. Where can you go if you still need help?A. Set up a research consultations with librarianSusan Luévano.B. Ask at the reference desk, 1st floor WestC. Library Research ClinicD. All of the above
  18. 18. • Susan Luévano• Susan.luevano@csulb.edu• 562-985-5891• Office hours: Wednesday, 2:30 – 4:30 or by appointment
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