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WGSS 301 fall13

  1. 1. Susan C. Luévano, WGSS Librarian WGSS 301
  2. 2. • Step 1: Develop search strategy •Thesis statement •Pre-research •Research questions •Keywords •Boolean operators (and , or) •Truncation (*) • Step 2: Select databases •Secondary peer-reviewed sources •Coast
  3. 3. • 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 • Step 4: Evaluate resources •Read and assess content
  4. 4. • Setp 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 • Use the WGSS Research Guide!! •http://csulb.libguides.com/wgss
  5. 5. • http://csulb.libguides.com/wgss
  6. 6. • Develop a thesis statement: The battle for open accessibility of the emergency contraceptive pill under President Obama.
  7. 7. • Define the question • Ask why???? • What is the “morning after” pill and how does it work? • What are the government’s arguments against the use of contraceptives by teens? • What are the specific arguments of the courts in favor or access by teens? • Is the fight over?
  8. 8. • Break down your thesis statement by concept • . The legal battle for accessibility of the Emergency Contraceptive Pill under President Obama.
  9. 9. • Emergency contraceptives • Morning after pill • Plan B
  10. 10. • Boolean Operators • AND • OR teenager adolescen t Teenager OR Adolescen t Emergency Contraceptives Obama
  11. 11. • Truncation •More results •Plurals • Asterisk * •Feminis* •Feminist •Feminism •Feminisms
  12. 12. • Peer Reviewed Journals • Based on research & written for other scholars • Content & research model are reviewed by other scholars • In-depth • Extensive bibliography
  13. 13. • Http://www.csulb.edu/library • 1) Test or preliminary search for journal articles, books & more • 2) Databases by topic
  14. 14. • 100 international journals, • Coverage: 1978 to present.
  15. 15. • General/Interdisciplinary • Popular & scholarly • Limit: Peer review box • Coverage: 1975 to present • Need the full-text?
  16. 16. • Academic Search Complete • Sociological Abstracts • SocIndex • America: History & Life • Medline
  17. 17. • BeachReach • Anything • 3 days • If longer- You will be notified • Link+ • Books & some media ONLY • 3 days • Other CSU Libraries
  18. 18. • Ask at the Reference Desk, 1st West • Consultations • Susan Luévano • Office hours: • U Library, room 416, 4th floor • Wednesday, 2:30 pm -4:30 pm • Susan.Luevano@csulb.edu
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