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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...
• Create a research statement
• Childhood obesity among Mexican
Americans is a major health crisis.

• Define the question...
• What research question(s) should be addressed ?
Childhood obesity among Mexican Americans is a
major health crisis.

• A...
• 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. Usin...
• 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 se...
• AND narrows a search
– both variables must appear in same citation
– terms are different in meaning
– example: “Diabetes...
• 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. A...
– Content & research model are reviewed by

other scholars
– Based on research & written for a discipline
scholars
– In-de...
• Name 2 of the most highly used health
administration research databases.
•
•
•
•

A.
B.
C.
D.

Science Direct & Wiley In...
• Http://www.csulb.edu/library
– 1) OneSearch: Test or preliminary search for journal
articles, books & more
– 2) Structur...
• Digital front door to library resources
• Does NOT replace structured databases
• Only looks at a selected slice of libr...
• An authoritative resource for the nursing,
health administration, and allied health
literature – journals, books, pamphl...
– 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 journals...
• General subject database containing
indexing and abstracts for over 5,400
journals & 4,400 peer reviewed journals
• 1985...
Where can you go if you still need help?
A. Set up a research consultations with librarian
Susan Luévano.
B. Ask at the re...
• Susan Luévano
• Susan.luevano@csulb.edu
• Office hours:
– U Library, 4th floor, room 416
– Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:30 or by ...
Chls 470 fall 2013 final
Chls 470 fall 2013 final
Chls 470 fall 2013 final
Chls 470 fall 2013 final
Chls 470 fall 2013 final
Chls 470 fall 2013 final
Chls 470 fall 2013 final
Chls 470 fall 2013 final
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  1. 1. CHLS 470 Latin@s and Health Susan Luévano Ethnic Studies Librarian susan.luevano@csulb.edu
  2. 2. • CSULB is ranked among the 50 best-value public colleges in the nation. Do you agree? • A) Yes • B) No • C) Not sure.
  3. 3. • • • • • 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
  4. 4. • Create a research statement • Childhood obesity among Mexican Americans is a major health crisis. • Define the questions – Ask why????
  5. 5. • 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.
  6. 6. • Use prompts – Who – What – Where – Why – How
  7. 7. 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. • • • •
  8. 8. • Identify key concepts • Childhood obesity among Mexican Americans is a major health crisis.
  9. 9. Find articles where all 3 concepts appear.
  10. 10. • 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.
  11. 11. • 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”
  12. 12. • What is the truncation symbol? •A. @ •B. ( ) •C. ? •D. *
  13. 13. • Searches root word to retrieve variant endings • Obes* • Obese • Obesity • Obeso • Obesidad
  14. 14. • 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.
  15. 15. – Content & research model are reviewed by other scholars – Based on research & written for a discipline scholars – In-depth analysis – Extensive bibliography
  16. 16. • 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
  17. 17. • Http://www.csulb.edu/library – 1) OneSearch: Test or preliminary search for journal articles, books & more – 2) Structured Databases by topic/title
  18. 18. • 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
  19. 19. • 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
  20. 20. – 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
  21. 21. • 1,300 journals in all areas of psychology. Also includes references to dissertations, media, and books. • 1,300 journals • Abstracts • Availability
  22. 22. • General subject database containing indexing and abstracts for over 5,400 journals & 4,400 peer reviewed journals • 1985 to present • Mostly full-text • Availability
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. • Susan Luévano • Susan.luevano@csulb.edu • Office hours: – U Library, 4th floor, room 416 – Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:30 or by appointment
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