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

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

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  • 1. Susan C. Luévano, WGSS LibrarianWGSS 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/wgss
  • 6. • Develop a thesis statement• The Republican Party 2012 electoral campaign conducted an attack on women’s reproductive rights.
  • 7. • 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?
  • 8. • 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.
  • 9. • Boolean Operators • AND Republicans • OR 2012 Reproductive Rights Teenagerteenager adolescent OR Adolescent
  • 10. • Truncation •More results • Plurals• Asterisk * • Feminis* • Feminist •Feminism • Feminisms
  • 11. • Peer Reviewed Journals • Based on research & written for other scholars • Content & research model are reviewed by other scholars • In-depth • Extensive bibliography
  • 12. • Popular Sources • General reading level • Short articles • No citations • Photos & advertisements
  • 13. • Http://www.csulb.edu/library • 1) Test or preliminary search for journal articles, books & more • 2) Databases by topic
  • 14. • Popular & scholarly including peer reviewed titles• 100 international journals• Coverage: 1978 to present
  • 15. • General/Interdisciplinary• Popular & scholarly• Limit: Peer review box• Coverage: 1975 to present• Need the full-text?
  • 16. • GenderWatch• Academic Search Complete• Sociological Abstracts• SocIndex• PubMed• PyschInfo
  • 17. Books, media &government docs
  • 18. Use floor & callnumber to find the book.
  • 19. • BeachReach • Anything • Articles & book chapters (2-5 days)• Link+ • Books & some media ONLY • 2-5 days• Other CSU Libraries
  • 20. • 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