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Chls 335 i_13


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Asian and Latino immigration after World War II research methods.

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Chls 335 i_13

  1. 1. Greg Armento, Asian & Asian American Studies Librarian Susan C. Luévano, Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Librarian
  2. 2. Research Support  Librarians Nuts and bolts of the research processASAM/ CHLS 335 I Research Guide
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  4. 4. Creating a Search Strategy  Create a thesis statement Break down your thesis statement by concept Create research questions Techie Tools  Boolean operators  Truncation Select databases & other resources  America: History and Life  Academic Search Complete  Historical New York Times  Historical Los Angeles Times
  5. 5. Creating a Search Strategy  Break down your thesis statement by conceptThe Arizona legislation which banned ethnic studies instruction in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD).A) Arizona + ethnic studiesB) Ethnic studies + Tucson Unified School DistrictC) Arizona legislation + racism + schoolsD) A or B
  6. 6. Creating a Search Strategy 
  7. 7. I-Clickers What are Boolean Operators? A. Computer commands used to organize research databases B. Computer commands used to search multiple databases at once. C. Computer commands used to create a research strategy. D. Computer commands used in selected databases to find full-text articles.
  8. 8. Boolean Operators  Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
  9. 9. Creating a Search Strategy   Boolean Operators  AND Refugee Act 1980 Vietnamese  OR VietnameseVietnamese Cambodian or Cambodian
  10. 10. I-Clickers  What is the truncation symbol that allows you to search root words with any ending?A. @B. ( )C. ?D. *
  11. 11. Creating a Search StrategyTruncation  More results PluralsAsterisk * Immigrat* Immigrate Immigrates Immigrated Immigration
  12. 12. I-Clickers What is a primary source? A. A document which describes an event by a witnesses (diaries, speeches, letters, interviews, autobiographies, etc) B. A fundamental or original document relating to a particular subject (government publications, legislation, court reports, etc) C. A source from the time of an event (newspaper articles, news footage, songs, cartoons, etc) D. A & C E. All of the above
  13. 13. I-Clickers What is a secondary source? A. Information written by an authority who reports on an event, person, place or thing (ie, a biography, etc) B. An accounting of events or experiences (ie, a news story, etc) not personally observed or experienced by the writer. C. A scholars description or analysis of primary sources. (ie, a journal article, etc.) D. B & C E. All of the above
  14. 14. I-Clickers • What is a peer reviewed journal article?• A. A research article that has been vetted by a team of peer scholars.• B. An research article written by a team of peer scholars.• C. A research article that has been presented at a professional conference before publication.
  15. 15. Peer-Reviewed Journals  Content & research model are reviewed by other scholars Based on research & written for a discipline scholars In-depth analysis Extensive bibliography
  16. 16. Finding Sources What library resource can you search to find a scan of both journals and books ?A. BeachReachB. Link+C. OneSearch@CSULB
  17. 17. Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles Http://  1) OneSearch: Test or preliminary search for journal articles, books & more   2) Structured Databases by topic/title
  18. 18. TruncationBooleanOperators Search Strategies  LIMIT - Scholarly LIMIT – Pub years LIMIT - Language Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
  19. 19. Full-text & citing 
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  21. 21. How do I get the full-text article?  21
  22. 22. Need full-text articles NOT available?:Use BeachReach 
  23. 23. Library Pin Allows off-campus access to research databasesLibrary Home page  My library account  Type in your name, CSULB I.D. #, click submitType in a password of your choice and confirm by typing it again
  24. 24. Using databases off campus Susan Luévano, CSULB, University Library
  25. 25. Research Strategies Step 1: Develop search strategy using  Keywords  Boolean operators  TruncationStep 2: Look for primary & 2ndary sources  Research Database  CoastStep 3: Search the database  Try different keywords, try different searches  Move to Database subject headings  Select the best citations  Use internal citation generators when sending information
  26. 26. Research strategies Step 4: Evaluate resourcesSetp 5: Apply and use information  Synthesize information  Write up the finding and conclusion  Create your bibliography using correct citation style Use the ASAM/CHLS Research Guide!! Circular process – Repeat and Revise
  27. 27. Where to get more assistance?  Research Subject Guide Individual appointment w/ discipline librarian  Greg Armento – ASAM  Susan Luévano – CHLS  Evening Consultations:  Wednesday, April 10th  5:00 pm – 6:30 pm  University Library, Spidell classroom, room 116 Reference Desk, 1st floor, University Library