Susan C. Luévano, WGSS LibrarianWGSS 101
• Step 1: Develop search strategy •Thesis statement •Pre-research/Background information •Research questions •Identify key...
• Step 3: Search the database •Try different keywords and searches •Move from keyword to database subject headings •Select...
• Setp 5: Apply and use information  •Synthesize information  •Write up the finding and conclusion  •Create bibliography• ...
• http://csulb.libguides.com/wgss
• Develop a thesis statement• The Republican Party 2012 electoral  campaign conducted an attack on women’s  reproductive r...
• Define the question  •   Ask why????• What were the theoretical and concrete  conditions that have promoted the anti-wom...
• Break down your thesis statement by concept• The Republican Party’s attack on women’s  reproductive rights during the 20...
• Boolean Operators   • AND                                    Republicans   • OR                                     2012...
• 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 o...
• 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 fu...
•   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 L...
• Ask at the Reference Desk, 1st West• Consultations  •   Susan Luévano  •   Office hours:  •   U Library, 4th floor room ...
Wgss stel spring_13
Wgss stel spring_13
Wgss stel spring_13
Wgss stel spring_13
Wgss stel spring_13
Wgss stel spring_13
Wgss stel spring_13
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  1. 1. Susan C. Luévano, WGSS LibrarianWGSS 101
  2. 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. 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. 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. 5. • http://csulb.libguides.com/wgss
  6. 6. • Develop a thesis statement• The Republican Party 2012 electoral campaign conducted an attack on women’s reproductive rights.
  7. 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. 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. 9. • Boolean Operators • AND Republicans • OR 2012 Reproductive Rights Teenagerteenager adolescent OR Adolescent
  10. 10. • Truncation •More results • Plurals• Asterisk * • Feminis* • Feminist •Feminism • Feminisms
  11. 11. • Peer Reviewed Journals • Based on research & written for other scholars • Content & research model are reviewed by other scholars • In-depth • Extensive bibliography
  12. 12. • Popular Sources • General reading level • Short articles • No citations • Photos & advertisements
  13. 13. • Http://www.csulb.edu/library • 1) Test or preliminary search for journal articles, books & more • 2) Databases by topic
  14. 14. • Popular & scholarly including peer reviewed titles• 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. • GenderWatch• Academic Search Complete• Sociological Abstracts• SocIndex• PubMed• PyschInfo
  17. 17. Books, media &government docs
  18. 18. Use floor & callnumber to find the book.
  19. 19. • BeachReach • Anything • Articles & book chapters (2-5 days)• Link+ • Books & some media ONLY • 2-5 days• Other CSU Libraries
  20. 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
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