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CHLS 417 I Latinas/Latinos: Health Status and Health Care Access

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    • CHLS 470 Latin@s and Health Susan Luévano Ethnic Studies Librarian susan.luevano@csulb.edu
    • • CSULB is ranked among the 50 best-value public colleges in the nation. Do you agree? • A) Yes • B) No • C) Not sure.
    • • • • • • What is first step in the research process? A. Consult the librarian B. Develop a research statement C. Look at reference books D. Start searching in research databases
    • • Create a research statement • Childhood obesity among Mexican Americans is a major health crisis. • Define the questions – Ask why????
    • • What research question(s) should be addressed ? Childhood obesity among Mexican Americans is a major health crisis. • 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.
    • • Use prompts – Who – What – Where – Why – How
    • What is the key to successful research? A. Using multiple databases. B. Using reference source, i.e. encyclopedias C. Using the right vocabulary to search in databases. • D. Working with the librarian. • • • •
    • • Identify key concepts • Childhood obesity among Mexican Americans is a major health crisis.
    • Find articles where all 3 concepts appear.
    • • 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.
    • • 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”
    • • What is the truncation symbol? •A. @ •B. ( ) •C. ? •D. *
    • • Searches root word to retrieve variant endings • Obes* • Obese • Obesity • Obeso • Obesidad
    • • 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.
    • – Content & research model are reviewed by other scholars – Based on research & written for a discipline scholars – In-depth analysis – Extensive bibliography
    • • Name 2 of the most highly used health administration research databases. • • • • A. B. C. D. Science Direct & Wiley Interscience Alt-HealthWatch & Web of Science Medline & CINAHL Academic Search Complete & PsychInfo
    • • Http://www.csulb.edu/library – 1) OneSearch: Test or preliminary search for journal articles, books & more – 2) Structured Databases by topic/title
    • • Digital front door to library resources • Does NOT replace structured databases • Only looks at a selected slice of library holdings • We need your feedback!! – Let us know what you think Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
    • • 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
    • – 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
    • • 1,300 journals in all areas of psychology. Also includes references to dissertations, media, and books. • 1,300 journals • Abstracts • Availability
    • • General subject database containing indexing and abstracts for over 5,400 journals & 4,400 peer reviewed journals • 1985 to present • Mostly full-text • Availability
    • Where can you go if you still need help? A. Set up a research consultations with librarian Susan Luévano. B. Ask at the reference desk, 1st floor West C. Lib Answers: Got Questions? Get Answers online service D. All of the above
    • • Susan Luévano • Susan.luevano@csulb.edu • Office hours: – U Library, 4th floor, room 416 – Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:30 or by appointment