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Introduction to information researching for community college students in this UCLA Academic Advancement Program (AAP): Summer Transfer Enrichment Program (STEP). These students are taking classes at UCLA during the summer and may transfer to UCLA in another year.

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  1. 1. STEP Students—Welcome! Esther Grassian UCLA College Library 6/30/10
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Focus a Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Useful Books </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines & Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Find Useful Scholarly Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Questions Welcome! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Handouts +…
  4. 4. “ High School & Community College Help” <ul><li>http://bit.ly/b17Txd </li></ul>
  5. 5. Broadening a Topic <ul><li>“ Chicana painters of the 1990s in L.A. used art to focus attention on political issues.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Brainstorming Search Words <ul><li>Chicana </li></ul><ul><li>painters </li></ul><ul><li>L.A. </li></ul><ul><li>political issues </li></ul>
  7. 7. Related words… <ul><li>Chican* </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic </li></ul><ul><li>Latin* </li></ul><ul><li>artist* </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>California </li></ul><ul><li>politic* </li></ul>
  8. 8. Broader Topic/Argument <ul><li>“ From 1990 through 2005, Chicano/a artists in California used art to focus attention on political issues.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Narrowing a Broad Topic <ul><li>“ Gender issues” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Using Topic Limiters <ul><li>Broad topic: Gender issues </li></ul><ul><li>Limiters… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Timeframe : 1995-2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic Region : California </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Person/Group : African-American women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event/Aspect : Higher education & state politics </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Topic Sentence/Argument <ul><li>“ Over a ten-year period in California, from 1995 to 2005, African-American women with higher education degrees had an increasing impact on state politics.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Questions?
  13. 13. Visible vs. Invisible Web
  14. 14. Find Useful Books!
  15. 17. Questions?
  16. 18. Magazines vs. Journals
  17. 19. Academic Conversations
  18. 20. Picking a Database… <ul><li>Topics? </li></ul><ul><li>Materials? </li></ul><ul><li>Time? </li></ul>
  19. 21. Academic Search Complete <ul><li>Topics : Wide range </li></ul><ul><li>Materials : Articles (from 5500 periodicals) </li></ul><ul><li>Time : 1865+ (for some periodicals) </li></ul>
  20. 22. Let’s try it...
  21. 23. Evaluate Results!
  22. 24. Get Copies: UC-eLinks <ul><li>Online Copy </li></ul><ul><li>Paper Copy </li></ul><ul><li>Request a FREE Copy </li></ul>
  23. 25. Don’t pay for articles!
  24. 26. Questions?
  25. 27. Review <ul><li>Focus a Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Find Useful Books </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines vs. Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Find Useful Scholarly Articles </li></ul><ul><li>And… </li></ul>
  26. 28. Get Online Help! “ Information Researching Tips!” http://bit.ly/b17Txd

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