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  1. 1. Upward Bound @ CSULBYour Librarian: Tiffini Travis Instagram Image by: rattietayls
  2. 2. How Do you….. Image by http://www.flickr.com/photos/64780545@N07/5898589242 /
  3. 3. The Difference between the Internet and Research Databases Internet Anyone can create a website Contain unfiltered information You get a lot of junk sites with every search Last resort for university level research!
  4. 4. The Difference between the Internet and Research Databases Research Databases Commercially published materials Scholarly articles are reviewed by experts Databases contents are hand selected Use these FIRST for researching a topic
  5. 5. 1. natural disasters Write down terms that relate to your subjects Remember synonymsInstagram Image by harjit
  6. 6. 2. entrepreneurship Write down terms that relate to your subjects Remember synonymsInstagram Image by rafosho
  7. 7. 3. Social Media –future Write down terms that relate to your subjects Remember synonymsInstagram Image by mytimeinneverland
  8. 8. 4. Human Aging Write down terms Remember that relate to synonyms your subjectsFlickr Image by http://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/64242903/
  9. 9. Narrows a search Both terms appear in same recordAND Terms have different meanings example: infidelity AND culture Broadens a search Either term may appear in recordOR Terms have similar meanings example: adultery OR cheating
  10. 10. Scholarlypublications Provide data or theoretical analysis In-depth coverage of a topic References Peer reviewed by experts Written by experts
  11. 11. Popularpublications Written by paid journalists Will provide overview of a topic Written for general public Vague references to sources NO references
  12. 12. Finding Information For Articles: Database by topic page Research Guides for Special Topics!Instagram Image by alucasdesign For Books: COAST or Link + Instagram Image by laureenpent
  13. 13. Evaluating informationDoes the source: Meet the requirements of your assignment? Help you answer your research question? Include relevant information for your topic? Give the pro or con of an argument? Provide data or facts? 9/16/2008
  14. 14. If the record isn’t full text Click on Get it @ CSULB or SFX to determine availability
  15. 15. SFX box pops up “online via” indicates theitem is full text on the computer
  16. 16. Click link for “Check availability in COAST” Determine where your volume is located Get it from ORCA or Off the shelf
  17. 17. SFX Box: NO electronic or print If there is no full text available at CSULB, the option for getting the article for free from the library
  18. 18. Citing sources Instagram Image by karen_yim Books Articles In-text citations Book Chapters Web SitesOWL Purdue Writing GuidesThis page provides links to a variety of onlineexamples of citing in both MLA and APA styles
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  20. 20. Reference Desk Hourshttp://www.csulb.edu/library/guide/serv/ref.html
  21. 21. Thanks for being here today! Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kharied/