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CSULB- WGSS 101. Women &Their Bodies.
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  • 1. Susan C. Luévano, WGSS Librarian WGSS 101
  • 2. • Step 1: Develop search strategy •Thesis statement •Pre-research/Background information •Research questions •Identify keywords •Use Boolean operators (and , or) •Use truncation (*) • Step 2: Select databases •Identify peer-reviewed sources •Books - COAST
  • 3. • Step 3: Search the database •Try different keywords and searches •Move from keyword to database subject headings •Select the best citations •Use internal citation generators • Step 4: Evaluate resources •Read and assess content
  • 4. • Setp 5: Apply and use information •Synthesize information •Write up the finding and conclusion •Create bibliography • Circular process – Repeat and Revise • Use the WGSS Research Guide!! •http://csulb.libguides.com/wgss
  • 5. • http://csulb.libguides.com/wgss101/
  • 6. • Develop a thesis statement: The battle for open accessibility of the emergency contraceptive pill under President Obama.
  • 7. • Define the question • Ask why???? • What is the “morning after” pill and how does it work? • What were the Obama arguments against access for teens? • What were the legal arguments for access for teens? • Is the fight over?
  • 8. • Break down your thesis statement by concept • . The battle for accessibility of the Emergency Contraceptive Pill under President Obama.
  • 9. • Boolean Operators • AND • OR teenager adolescen t Teenager OR Adolescen t Access Emergency Contraceptiv e Pill Obama
  • 10. • Truncation •More results •Plurals • Asterisk * •Feminis* •Feminist •Feminism •Feminisms
  • 11. • Resources must be from the last 5 years • Issue may be older
  • 12. • Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases • “morning after pill*” • “Plan B”
  • 13. • Peer Reviewed Journals • Based on research & written for other scholars • Content & research model are reviewed by other scholars • In-depth • Extensive bibliography
  • 14. • Popular Sources • General reading level • Short articles • No citations • Photos & advertisements
  • 15. • Http://www.csulb.edu/library • 1) Test or preliminary search for journal articles, books & more • 2) Databases by topic
  • 16. • Popular & scholarly including peer reviewed titles • 100 international journals • Coverage: 1978 to present
  • 17. • General/Interdisciplinary • Popular & scholarly • Limit: Peer review box • Coverage: 1975 to present • Need the full-text?
  • 18. • GenderWatch • Academic Search Complete • Sociological Abstracts • SocIndex • PubMed • PyschInfo
  • 19. Books, media & government docs
  • 20. Use floor & call number to find the book. Try LINK + for more
  • 21. • BeachReach • Anything • Articles & book chapters (2-5 days) • Link+ • Books & some media ONLY • 2-5 days • Other CSU Libraries
  • 22. • Ask at the Reference Desk, 1st West • Consultations • Susan Luévano • Office hours: • U Library, 4th floor room 416, • Wednesday, 2:30 pm -4:30 pm • Susan.Luevano@csulb.edu