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WGSS 401 -Bodies and Borders: Feminism and Globalization, fall 2013

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  • 1. FEMINIST RESEARCH METHODS: STRATEGIES & RESOURCES Susan C. Luévano, WGSS Librarian WGSS 401
  • 2. RESEARCH REVIEW • Step 1: Develop search strategy • • • • • • • Thesis statement Pre-research Research questions Keywords Boolean operators (and , or) Truncation (*) Adjacency • Step 2: Select databases • Secondary peer-reviewed sources • Coast
  • 3. RESEARCH REVIEW • 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. RESEARCH REVIEW • 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. BACKGROUND/PRE-RESEARCH • http://csulb.libguides.com/wgss401
  • 6. CREATING A SEARCH STRATEGY • Develop a thesis statement: The Catholic church’s battle over birth control use in developing nations.
  • 7. CREATING A SEARCH STRATEGY • Define the question • Ask why???? • What is the church’s position on contraceptives? • How does the church prevent women’s access to contraceptives in Africa, if at all? • Why is the push for contraceptive use by philanthropist Melinda Gates called “globalism” by the church? • What are the arguments for the use of contraceptives in Africa by the WHO? • Where is this fight headed?
  • 8. CREATING A SEARCH STRATEGY • Break down your thesis statement by concept • The Catholic church’s battle over birth control in developing nations.
  • 9. THINK OF OTHER KEYWORDS/SYNONYMS • Condoms or “morning after pill” or “birth control pills” or “reproductive rights” • Africa or a specific country (Nigeria)
  • 10. BOOLEAN OPERATORS
  • 11. BOOLEAN OPERATORS • AND • OR Contraceptive Africa South Africa Nigeria South Africa OR Nigeria Catholic Church
  • 12. TRUNCATION * • More results • Plurals • Asterisk * • Feminis* • Feminist • Feminism • Feminisms • Contracept* • Contraceptive • Contraception
  • 13. ADJACENCY • Enclosed a phrase by double quotations marks • The exact phrase is searched • “Catholic Church” • “morning after pill”
  • 14. PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS • Based on research & written for other scholars • Content & research model are reviewed by other scholars • In-depth • Extensive bibliography
  • 15. FINDING PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES • Http://www.csulb.edu/library • 1) Test or preliminary search for journal articles, books & more • 2) Databases by topic or title
  • 16. RESEARCH DATABASES
  • 17. GENDERWATCH • 100 international journals, • Coverage: 1978 to present.
  • 18. ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE • • • • • General/Interdisciplinary Popular & scholarly Limit: Peer review box Coverage: 1975 to present Need the full-text?
  • 19. ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE
  • 20. GET IT @CSULB
  • 21. BEACHREACH
  • 22. BEACHREACH
  • 23. BEACHREACH
  • 24. RESEARCH DATABASES • Academic Search Complete • Sociological Abstracts • SocIndex • Medline • Depends on your topic
  • 25. NEED INFORMATION NOT AT CSULB • BeachReach • Anything • 3 days • If longer- You will be notified • Link+ • Books & some media ONLY • 3 days • Other CSU Libraries
  • 26. STILL NEED A LITTLE HELP? • Ask at the Reference Desk, 1 st West • Consultations • Susan Luévano • Office hours: • U Library, room 416, 4th floor • Wednesday, 2:30 pm -4:30 pm • Susan.Luevano@csulb.edu
  • 27. QUESTIONS?