Step 1: Develop search strategy o Thesis statement o Pre-research o Research questions o Keywords o Boolean operators (and , or) o Truncation (*)Step 2: Select databases o Secondary peer-reviewed sources o Coast
Step 3: Search the database o Try different keywords, try different searches o Move to database subject headings o Select the best citations o Use internal citation generators when sending informationStep 4: Evaluate resources o Read and assess content
Setp 5: Apply and use information o Synthesize information o Write up the finding and conclusion o Create your bibliography using correct citation style Circular process – Repeat and Revise Use the WGSS Research Guide!! o http://csulb.libguides.com/wgss
Develop a thesis statementThe leadership roles of Mexican Mayan women in the Zapatista movement in the struggle to challenge NAFTA during the 1990s.
Define the question o Ask why???? Who are the Zapatistas? What were the theoretical and concrete conditions that promoted female leadership? Who were the key female leaders? What are the "Revolutionary Law of Women"? How has female leadership changed in the 1990s, if at all?
Break down your thesis statement by conceptThe feminist roles of Zapatista women during the 1990s.
Boolean Operators Zapatista o AND Women o OR 1990s Feminist MayanMayan indigenous OR Indigenous
Truncation o More results o Plurals Asterisk * o Feminis* o Feminist o Feminism o Feminisms
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