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  • Citing Archival Materials: Overview | Oviatt Library
    Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Citing Archival Materials Overview Overview Chicago Manual of Style MLA Handbook Publication Manual of the APA This guide provides an overview to citing archival materials in some of the most frequently used citation styles including Chicago Turabian MLA and APA The tab for each style includes references to the relevant section of the official handbook or manual so you can find more information if you need it Copies of the most recent edition of each official guide can be found in the library including in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room You are strongly encouraged to consult with each official style manual or handbook in addition to this guide Chicago Manual of Style MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers Publication Manual of the American Psychological Associaiton If you can t find what you need in this guide or the offical manual or if you re confused about a citation you can ask us in Special Collections and Archives at oviattsca csun edu or 818 677 2832 Ellen E Jarosz Head of Special Collections Archives Contact Information Oviatt Library 265B 818 677 2597 818 677 2832 ellen jarosz csun edu Related Guides Subject Guides

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  • Civil Engineering and Construction Management: Overview | Oviatt Library
    or banks or banking or banker or bankruptcy etc Databases and Internet search engines use different symbols to truncate In general most of the Library s databases use the asterisk however the exclamation point is used in LexisNexis Check the database help screen to find the correct truncation symbol Be careful using truncation Truncating after too few letters will retrieve terms that are not relevant For example cat will also retrieve cataclysm catacomb catalepsy catalog etc It s best to use the boolean operator or in these instances cat or cats Boolean Operators Boolean operators are words or and not used to connect search terms to expand or or narrow and not a search within a database to locate relevant information Boolean operators are also called logical operators or connectors It is helpful to diagram the effects of these operators women or females Or retrieves records that contain any of the search terms It expands the search Therefore use or in between terms that have the same meaning synonyms or equal value to the search women and media And retrieves records that contain all of the search terms It narrows or limits the search Therefore use and in between terms that are required to make the search specific image not weight Not eliminates records that contain a search term It narrows or limits the search Therefore use not in front of a term to ensure that the search will not include that term Warning Some databases use and not instead of not Check the database help screen Using Google Scholar You can find items the Oviatt Library owns using Google Scholar s capabilities To activate the capabilities for your browser Select Settings in the upper right then Library links from the left menu In the search box type CSUN and select Find Library Check the box next to CSU Northridge SFX Find It Then select Save Select the SFX Find It at CSUN link to the right of the article or the SFX Additional Options link located below the article description for access to online full text Oviatt Library holdings information and Interlibrary Loan Wildcards Truncation in the Library Catalog Use the single asterisk truncation symbol to search variations of a word up to five characters for example critic will also retrieve critics critical criticism However to truncate a word that could have more than five characters after the root word use two asterisks for example bank will also retrieve banks banking banker bankrupt and also bankruptcy Library Catalog Basic Search Starting from the Library Catalog Basic Search screen you can search by Keyword Title Author or Subject by selecting the radio buttons and typing search words in the text box The default Limits setting will search the entire collection You may also limit your search to smaller sub collections Ejournals electronic periodicals not specific articles Ebooks NCOD National Center on Deafness TCC Teacher Curriculum Center Periodicals Serials not specific articles Videos Reference Room Special Collections or Sound Recordings by

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  • Communication Disorders & Sciences Distance Education | Oviatt Library
    Chat 24 7 Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Communication Disorders Sciences Distance Education Communication Disorders Sciences Distance Education program Databases and Document Delivery How to connect to library subscription databases and how to obtain articles Register for InterLibrary Loan Services It is very important when requesting an Interlibrary Loan to identify yourself as a distance education student in the Note space of the Interlibrary Loan request form Students registered in the distance education program can request articles and books we own in print by filling out an ILL request It is absolutely mandatory to identify yourself as a Distance Ed student give the name of the program and your cohort Library proxy server allows CSUN Faculty Students and Staff to use Library subscription databases through an outside Internet Service Provider ITR s Virtual Private Network allows CSUN Faculty students and staff to access CSUN computing resources including Library databases from off campus does not require use of the proxy server but expects a CSUN network account to log in Y our CSUN User ID and password helps you Review your patron record Need help identifying your CSUN user ID Use https auth csun edu idm forgot uid Research Hints for Communication Disorders at CSUN Communication Disorders Research guide for Speech Hearing Language Research tips for CD485 Research tips for CD502 Marcia Henry Communication Disorders Kinesiology Nursing Physical Therapy Assistive Technology Studies Human Services Librarian Contact Information email mhenry csun edu Web http library csun edu mhenry Check out my blog tel 818 677 3012 fax 818 677 4136 Oviatt Library 4th Floor Room 426 CSU Northridge 18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge CA 91330 8327 Related Guides Subject Guides Communication Disorders Research guide for Speech Hearing Language Communicative Disorders Distance Education program Databases and Document Delivery Course Guides CD 485

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  • Communication Disorders: Research guide for Speech, Hearing, Language | Oviatt Library
    Electronic Periodicals and bibliographic databases offer Find Text links Periodical databases now provide full text access possibilities where the database is limited to citation or abstract If CSUN does not own the journal title you need you may request articles using the Interlibrary Loan service at http illiad csun edu Databases PubMed Offers Medline currently indexing over 5 000 journals several molecular biology and chemical databases Some full text journals and books 1950 CINAHL Plus with Full Text EBSCO Indexes over 3 000 nursing and allied health journals with cited references from 1 600 journals provides full text access to many journals and other sources 1937 ERIC is now also available on Proquest Abstracts 775 education journals ED reports 1966 Oviatt Library Catalog CSUN University Library Catalog indexes books periodicals media and other materials held by the Oviatt Library Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts LLBA Abstracts over 1 500 serials in language studies and linguistics 1973 PsycINFO EBSCO Indexes over 2 000 journals plus books and book chapters 1987 present Academic Search Elite EBSCO Abstracts to 3 000 journals over 1 500 peer reviewed journals with full text to more than 2 000 of the journals Dates may vary most from 1985 Gale Power Search Searches several Gale databases including Health Reference center Academic indexes over 10 000 journals with full text to over 7 000 journals 1980 Wilson OmniFile Full Text Mega is now on EbsacoHost Cross searching of Education Index with Full Text General Science Index with Full Text Humanities Abstracts with Full Text Readers Guide Retrospective and Readers Guide Full Text Social Sciences Index with Full Text Business Index with Full Text Applied Science Technology Full Text Art Full Text Biological Agricultural Index Plus Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text Library Literature Information Science Full Text INSPEC Engineering Village Abstracts 5 000 journals and conference proceedings in physics electronics computing control engineering and information technology 1969 Cochrane Library Wiley Several evidence based medical databases with protocols controlled trials and full text reviews Communication Mass Media EBSCO Abstracts over 600 journals in communication studies speech mass media journalism linguistics and communicative disorders Full text for more than 240 journals Dates vary 1915 ScienceDirect Elsevier Index with abstracts to over 1 700 scientific journals published by Elsevier with full text access to over 1 400 journals Ovid Journals Wiley Interscience Access to over 300 full text journals published by J Wiley 1993 LexisNexis Academic Full text news medical legal business sources Dates vary WorldCat This links into a CSUN subscription database which offers Find text for ease in ordering books we do NOT own using Find Text menu link to Interlibrary Loan OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide Contains over 62 million records for all types of materials cataloged by OCLC member libraries Cal State Union Catalog Past names are Collections of the California State University Libraries Collections of the California State University Libraries JOURNALS To see if CSUN owns a journal Please check both

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  • Communication Studies Research: Introduction | Oviatt Library
    Statistics Theses Dissertations Background Information Internet Lit Reviews Citing Your Sources Plagiarism The following web site is geared toward the information needs of upper division and graduate students in Communication Studies at CSUN Additional web sites are available to help with your library and Internet research for many specific COMS courses Select your Topic How to select the best topic for your research Use library resources to browse a broad topic and narrow it down to sub topics such as sources of pro con arguments Ask yourself What are the 5 Ws who what why when where and how of this topic Ask yourself How much time or pages do I have to present my topic Select Resources Deciding which type of resource to use for research involves several factors including assignment requirements currency of the research topic and the depth of coverage needed Periodical articles magazines newspapers trade publications and scholarly journals are excellent sources of current and or specific information Often your professors required scholarly peer reviewed or refereed journal articles as sources What is a Scholarly Article Video Search Effectively Be a Search Boss video when using library databases Library databases are the best sources for credible information Databases allow you to search for keywords using And Or Not Logic and trucation to help you identify relevant periodical articles books and other resources Developing a Search Strategy leads to better results in library databases and Internet resources For a complete list of available databases see Databases by Subject or Databases A Z Library databases and other electronic resources can also be Accessed from off Campus Isabelle Ramos Reference Instruction Librarian Contact Information Oviatt Library 449B 818 677 4887 isabelle ramos csun edu Related Guides Course Guides COMS 151 Public Speaking Library Resources COMS 225 Argumentation COMS 309

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  • Communicative Disorders Distance Education program:Databases and Document Delivery | Oviatt Library
    Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Communicative Disorders Distance Education program Databases and Document Delivery Librarian Marcia Klinger Henry How to connect to library subscription databases and how to obtain articles Register for InterLibrary Loan Services It is very important when requesting an Interlibrary Loan to identify yourself as a distance education student in the Note space of the Interlibrary Loan request form Students registered in the distance education program can request articles we own in print by filling out an ILL request It is absolutely mandatory to identify yourself as a Distance Ed student Library proxy server allows CSUN Faculty Students and Staff to use Library subscription databases through an outside Internet Service Provider ITR s Virtual Private Network allows CSUN Faculty students and staff to access CSUN computing resources including Library databases from off campus does not require use of the proxy server but expects a CSUN network account to log in Your CSUN User ID and password helps you Review your patron record Need help identifying your CSUN user ID Use https auth csun edu idm forgot uid Information about our new Interlibrary Loan service can be found at http illiad csun edu illiad login newservice html Research Hints for Communication Disorders at CSUN Communication Disorders Research guide for Speech Hearing Language Research tips for CD485 Research tips for CD502 Any questions or comments concerning the contents of this page can be sent to marcia henry csun edu Marcia Henry Communication Disorders Kinesiology Nursing Physical Therapy Assistive Technology Studies Human Services Librarian Contact Information email mhenry csun edu Web http library csun edu mhenry Check out my blog tel 818 677 3012 fax 818 677 4136 Oviatt Library 4th Floor Room 426 CSU Northridge 18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge CA 91330 8327 Related Guides Subject Guides Communication

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  • Consumer Information from the Government | Oviatt Library
    Consumer Protection USA gov Consumer Information Federal Trade Commission Publications USA gov Consumer information booklets and pamphlets from the federal government Consumer Product Safety Commission Consumer Governmental Affairs Bureau Federal Communications Commission deals with phone service internet and broadcasting www Recalls gov Product recalls related to consumer products motor vehicles boats food medicine cosmetics and environmental products by a variety of federal agencies U S Postal Inspection Service Law enforcement arm of the USPS handles mail fraud identity theft etc Fuel Economy Official United States Time Health Environment Healthfinder gov Your Source for Reliable Health Information United States Department of Health and Human Services Health Information National Institutes of Health resources MedlinePlus Health information from the National Library of Medicine Household Products Database Health and safety information on household products from the National Library of Medicine Health Hotlines Toll Free Numbers from the National Library of Medicine Browse by subject or search by keyword to find health related organizations National Weather Service Weather forecasts and warnings Protect Yourself USA gov Disaster and emergency resources for your family home and workplace Fraud and Complaints P rivacy Identity Consumer Information Federal Trade Commission Quick Links for Consumers Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation s financial information for consumers Consumer Frauds Scams USA gov Stopping Unsolicited Mail Phone Calls and Email Federal Trace Commission National Do Not Call Registry Federal Trade Commission Air Travel Consumer Report Department of Transportation s information on airline delays lost baggage oversales of flights and other consumer complaints State Local Government Agencies For Residents The City of Los Angeles Links to consumer reporting advocacy and services agencies Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs California Department of Consumer Affairs Non Governmental Organizations Resources Consumer Affairs USA California Consumer Protection Foundation Consumer Federation of California JustHealth Working for Health Care Justice

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  • Copyright Overview: The Basics | Oviatt Library
    result you do not need to register your work with the US copyright office for copyright protection You can also transfer your copyrights to a third party if you wish You can also waive or reserve your rights as thoroughly as you wish See Creative Commons for more details on providing specific permissions to potential users of your content At the end of the copyright term copyrighted works fall into the public domain which means that anyone can use them without permission of the original creators or copyright holders There are some limitations to the enforcement of copyrights Educators can invoke these limitations to use copyrighted materials often without written consent of the copyright owners These include Section 107 Fair Use doctrine Section 110 1 Classroom Exemption and Section 109 Doctrine of first sale The use of copyrighted materials needs to be examined from a use basis case by case a person should decide whether to seek permission or not As outlined in the diagram below if one follows a series of steps one can easily and legally make use of much content available Text alternative for infographic If you want to add an image article quote clip or other work to your own consider the following questions Is it covered by copyright If not is the work in the Public Domain or tohersiw not eligible for copyright protection If it s not either of those then you can make legal use of it If so go to question 2 Is your intended use explicitly permitted You may make legal use of the item if there a copyright exemption exemption for your type of use if the resource is licensed through your library and the license permits your use or if the item permits your use under a Creative Commons

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