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CHLS 104 Shaver

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Research guide for CHLS 104 with Professor Shaver

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CHLS 104 Shaver

  1. 1. CHLS 104 Research Basics SUSAN C. LUÉVANO UNIVERSITY LIBRARY CHICANO & LATINO STUDIES LIBRARIAN
  2. 2. The Assignment Find a minimum of eight sources. Of these, you can use five sources, four of which MUST be peer reviewed sources to support or develop an argumentative position for the 5-8 page essay. SUSAN LUÉVANO, CSULB, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
  3. 3. Research Basics Break down your thesis statement by concept Develop research question(s) Create a research strategy ◦ Boolean operators ◦ Truncation ◦ Adjacency Conduct background research ◦ Gale Virtual Reference Online ◦ Oxford Reference Online ◦ Opposing Viewpoints In Context ◦ CQ Researcher Select databases & other resources ◦ Academic Search Complete
  4. 4. Creating a Search Strategy President Trump should not build a continuous border wall between the US and Mexico.
  5. 5. Creating a Search Strategy Break down your topic by the most specific key concepts in your statement. SUSAN LUÉVANO, CSULB, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
  6. 6. Creating a Search Strategy Break down your thesis statement by the most specific concept(s). President Trump must not build a continuous border wall between the US and Mexico. SUSAN LUÉVANO, CSULB, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
  7. 7. Your turn SUSAN LUÉVANO, CSULB, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Work time Question 1 & 2
  8. 8. Research Questions President Trump must not build a continuous border wall between the US and Mexico Why do we need a wall? Is there an immigrant crisis at the US//Mexico borderlands? How many undocumented immigrants and/or asylum seekers cross the border each year? How do the number of border crossers compare with the Canadian/ US borderlands? What would the wall cost? Where would the money come from? What are the environmental impacts of a continuous wall? Will a continuous wall stop migration or will these people find another way to enter the US? What interventions/policies might decrease or stop mass migration to the US?
  9. 9. Research question prompts Who Where What When Why How SUSAN LUÉVANO, CSULB, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
  10. 10. Your turn SUSAN LUÉVANO, CSULB, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Work time Question 3
  11. 11. Boolean Operators
  12. 12. Creating a Search Strategy What are Boolean Operators? Computer commands used to create a research strategy. Connect abstract concepts SUSAN LUÉVANO, CSULB, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
  13. 13. Creating a Search Strategy Border Wall EcologyTrump SUSAN LUÉVANO, CSULB, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY AND Boolean Operators • AND • OR Teenagers Adolescents Teenagers OR Adolescents OR
  14. 14. Creating a Search Strategy Truncation ◦ More results ◦ Plurals Asterisk * ◦Ecolog* ◦Ecology ◦Ecologies ◦Ecological ◦Ecologically
  15. 15. Creating a Search Strategy Adjacency ◦ Forced phrase command ◦ Command is quotation marks ◦ EXAMPLES ◦“people of color” ◦“school to prison pipeline” ◦ “environmental justice” ◦“food desert*” ◦“employee surveillance” SUSAN LUÉVANO, CSULB, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
  16. 16. Work time Your turn! Question 4
  17. 17. Journals vs Magazines Journals (Scholarly) ◦ Written for a scholarly audience ◦ Report on research ◦ In-depth ◦ Extensive bibliography ◦ May be “peer reviewed” Magazines & Newspapers (Popular) ◦ General audience ◦ Short ◦ Little detail
  18. 18. OneSearch – CSULB & CSU Resources Start with Advanced Search
  19. 19. Finding Scholarly Journal Articles in Research Databases
  20. 20. 1. Search by title of the database, i.e. Academic Search Complete
  21. 21. 2. Use pull down menu to find databases by Topic, i.e. Chicano Studies
  22. 22. Academic Search Complete Comprehensive Popular & scholarly Multi-disciplinary Lots of full- text database Coverage: Updated daily Not available? Check
  23. 23. Databases – Background Information Reference – Dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks • Latino American Experience • Oxford Reference Online • Gale Virtual Reference Online SUSAN LUÉVANO, CSULB, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
  24. 24. Databases - Pro & Con Pro & Con arguments • Opposing Viewpoints In Context • CQ Researcher
  25. 25. Databases – Also useful Ethnic Studies ◦Ethnic NewsWatch (Limit to Scholarly) Sociological Abstracts PsycINFO GenderWatch America: History & Life ERIC (Limit to Journals)
  26. 26. Search Strategies Truncation LIMIT - Language Scholarly (Peer reviewed) Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT) Truncation (*) Publication Date Limit
  27. 27. Internal Citation Generators
  28. 28. Work time Your turn! Question 5 & 6
  29. 29. Need Information NOT at CSULB CSU+ ◦2-5 days Link+ ◦2-5 days BeachReach ◦Anything ◦3 days ◦If longer- You will be notified by email
  30. 30. Full-text not provided: Use Get it @ CSULB
  31. 31. Sign-in to request items NOT available: Use BeachReach
  32. 32. Need a little help? Ask at the Research & Information Desk, 1st West Use “Ask a CSULB Librarian” chat Consultations ◦Susan Luévano ◦Susan. luevano@csulb.edu

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