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WGSS 101 Research methods for Women's Studies, spring 2013.

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    • Susan C. Luévano, WGSS LibrarianWGSS 101
    • • 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
    • • 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
    • • 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
    • • http://csulb.libguides.com/wgss
    • • Develop a thesis statement• The Republican Party 2012 electoral campaign conducted an attack on women’s reproductive rights.
    • • Define the question • Ask why????• What were the theoretical and concrete conditions that have promoted the anti-women’s rhetoric?• Who are the individual Republicans creating the attacks?• Have the attacks helped or hindered the candidates?
    • • Break down your thesis statement by concept• The Republican Party’s attack on women’s reproductive rights during the 2012 election exposed the party’s regressive position on women’s issues.
    • • Boolean Operators • AND Republicans • OR 2012 Reproductive Rights Teenagerteenager adolescent OR Adolescent
    • • Truncation •More results • Plurals• Asterisk * • Feminis* • Feminist •Feminism • Feminisms
    • • Peer Reviewed Journals • Based on research & written for other scholars • Content & research model are reviewed by other scholars • In-depth • Extensive bibliography
    • • Popular Sources • General reading level • Short articles • No citations • Photos & advertisements
    • • Http://www.csulb.edu/library • 1) Test or preliminary search for journal articles, books & more • 2) Databases by topic
    • • Popular & scholarly including peer reviewed titles• 100 international journals• Coverage: 1978 to present
    • • General/Interdisciplinary• Popular & scholarly• Limit: Peer review box• Coverage: 1975 to present• Need the full-text?
    • • GenderWatch• Academic Search Complete• Sociological Abstracts• SocIndex• PubMed• PyschInfo
    • Books, media &government docs
    • Use floor & callnumber to find the book.
    • • BeachReach • Anything • Articles & book chapters (2-5 days)• Link+ • Books & some media ONLY • 2-5 days• Other CSU Libraries
    • • 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