Tiffini Travis
Communication Studies Librarian
Library
TERMS.
Citations: Another word for references; refers to APA/MLA
BeachReach: Click on this if we do not own the fu...
Renew books
Log on from off campus
Library
PASSWORD.
Request items from BeachReach
Research
TOPIC.
What kinds of information do you need?
Determine which databases and information sources you need
Identify...
Pick: a few terms to mix and match
Translate: your topic into keywords or segments
Research
TOPIC.
Teenagers
High school students
Young adults
At risk youth
Concept A
Concept B
Addiction
Drug abuse
Rehabilitation
Preventi...
Use this to connect
different variables. For
example:
homeless and shelter
and
Use this to search for either
term. For example:
television or film
or
Use this to look for root endings.
For example:
addict* looks for addict, addicts,
addiction, addicted
cUse this to search for
phrases. For example:
“Social Media”
Constructing
“homeless child*” and stigma
Single parent* and academic achievement
homeless and social class*
SEARCHES
Choose the one that covers your topic
Databases by Subject
Always search at least two
FULL TEXT
PDF
BEACHREACH
GETTING THE
FULL TEXT.
GET IT
@CSULB
APA and MLA Styles
USE: Owl Purdue Writing Guides
Citing
SOURCES.
Son of Citation Machine
Tiffini Travis
tiffini.travis@csulb.edu
Leaving March 15- Back in Summer!
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  1. 1. Tiffini Travis Communication Studies Librarian
  2. 2. Library TERMS. Citations: Another word for references; refers to APA/MLA BeachReach: Click on this if we do not own the full text at CSULB Get it @ CSULB: Click this button to find the full text of an article
  3. 3. Renew books Log on from off campus Library PASSWORD. Request items from BeachReach
  4. 4. Research TOPIC. What kinds of information do you need? Determine which databases and information sources you need Identify Keywords and Synonyms
  5. 5. Pick: a few terms to mix and match Translate: your topic into keywords or segments Research TOPIC.
  6. 6. Teenagers High school students Young adults At risk youth Concept A Concept B Addiction Drug abuse Rehabilitation Prevention programs
  7. 7. Use this to connect different variables. For example: homeless and shelter and
  8. 8. Use this to search for either term. For example: television or film or
  9. 9. Use this to look for root endings. For example: addict* looks for addict, addicts, addiction, addicted
  10. 10. cUse this to search for phrases. For example: “Social Media”
  11. 11. Constructing “homeless child*” and stigma Single parent* and academic achievement homeless and social class* SEARCHES
  12. 12. Choose the one that covers your topic Databases by Subject Always search at least two
  13. 13. FULL TEXT PDF BEACHREACH GETTING THE FULL TEXT. GET IT @CSULB
  14. 14. APA and MLA Styles USE: Owl Purdue Writing Guides Citing SOURCES. Son of Citation Machine
  15. 15. Tiffini Travis tiffini.travis@csulb.edu Leaving March 15- Back in Summer!

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