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  • Elections & Voting History: US | Oviatt Library
    and Values Visitor Information Personnel Departments Strategic Planning Library History and Facts Building and Floor Maps Policies WASC Information Ask a Librarian Live Chat 24 7 Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Elections Voting History US US California Los Angeles Campaigns Political Party Platforms 1840 2008 Election Web Pages 2000 2008 Library of Congress archive of candidates and lobby organizations web sites Transcripts of televised Presidential debates 1960 2008 Political posters 1900 2000 digitized by the Hoover Institution Stanford University Elections American National Election Studies Public opinion and voter behavior research 1948 2008 Voting Data 1964 2010 from the Current Population Survey by the Census Bureau Voter information by state age sex race marital status and more Election Results for President House Senate 1920 2010 Electoral College Votes 1788 2008 More information Books and movies on Presidential elections Books on Congressional elections Laura Wimberley Librarian Contact Information 818 677 5001 laura wimberley csun edu Oviatt 110D Related Guides Subject Guides Finding Newspapers History Research Guide San Fernando Valley Statistics and Facts Special Collections Archives U S Congressional Serial Set U S History in Digital Government Documents Course Guides History 301 History of the American Media Digital Collections Pins Cited

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/Guides/ElectionsHistory (2016-02-17)
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  • Electrical and Computer Engineering: Overview | Oviatt Library
    Broaden Your Search Use AND between terms to narrow your search example television and violence and children Use OR and or truncate words to broaden your search example children or youth or adolescents example child will find child children etc Note check online help for the correct truncation symbol Truncation Most databases allow for a symbol to be used at the end of a word to retrieve variant endings of that word This is known as truncation Using truncation will broaden your search For example bank will retrieve bank 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 Keyword Searching Use keyword when your term may be very new very distinctive or jargon e g instant messaging XML Use a variety of keywords There may be additional items on your topic that use different terms Be aware that you may retrieve items not related to your topic called false drops When you cannot remember the exact title of an item do a keyword search using the title words you remember Keyword Searching Examples Variety of terms If you are looking for items on the movies use additional keywords such as film films cinema or motion pictures An example of retrieving results unrelated to your topic false drops using the keyword cricket will retrieve items about the sport as well as the insect An example of using keywords to find titles when you are unsure of the exact title Both CAGED and BIRD are in 6 titles There are 6 entries with CAGED

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/electrical-and-computer-engineering (2016-02-17)
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  • English: Library resources | Oviatt Library
    Sources Primary Sources and Books Online Early English Books Online EEBO Early English Books Online contains digital images of over 125 000 works printed in England Ireland Scotland Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere between 1473 and 1700 from the first book printed in English by William Caxton through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War Eighteenth Century Collections Online Gale Provides access to digital images of 150 000 complete books published during the 18th Century relevant to the fields of history literature religion law fine arts science and more Find Journals If you are looking for a particular journal search the Library Catalog Periodical Title Search http suncat csun edu screens pertitle html To search for electronic periodicals only check the Search for electronic periodicals only checkbox Find Articles MLA International Bibliography MLA on Thomson Gale http library csun edu restricted infoMLA scr about MLA indexes 4000 journals and series in literature languages linguistics and folklore 1963 Literature Resource Center http library csun edu restricted litrc scr provides one search access to Contemporary Authors Contemporary Literary Criticism Select the Dictionary of Literary Biography and Merriam Webster s Encyclopedia of Literature about lrc Supported by a donation from The SAGE Society JSTOR FULL TEXT http library csun edu restricted jstor scr Arts Sciences General Science Collections Archival a reliable and comprehensive archive of important scholarly journal literature about jstor Linguistics Language Behavior Abstracts LLBA abstracts 1246 serials in language studies and linguistics 1973 about csa LitFinder was Poem Finder http library csun edu restricted litfinder scr indexes 600 000 poems in periodicals anthologies and single author works with over 50 000 poems full text Now also has Story Finder and Essay Finder Supported by a donation from Dorena

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/English (2016-02-17)
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  • Environmental & Occupational Health | Oviatt Library
    access links and click Find Library check the box next to CSU Northridge SFX Find It at CSUN and click the Save button Streaming Video Environmental Studies in Video Alexander Street Press Streaming video collection addressing all realms of environmental studies particularly ethics policy economics law sociology planning and environmental science Access generously provided by Campus Quality Fee Health and Society in Video Alexander Street Press Streaming video collection defines and explores today s latest medical progress in health and wellness issues and their impact on society with hundreds of premium documentaries profiles reports and interviews Access generously provided by NIH NLM Women s Health Resources Dissemin Docuseek2 Docuseek2 provides access to hundreds of streaming education videos from a variety of producers and distributors You can search for a specific title or keyword or browse videos by theme or title ation Outreach Project Books about Environmental Health Browsing Books are arranged using the Library of Congress Classification system Listed below are some important Environmental and Occupational Health classes and subclasses RA421 790 Public Health RA1190 1270 Toxicology RC963 969 Industrial medicine T55 55 3 Industrial safety These books are located on the fourth floor of the library Additional locations possible are the Reserve Room Floor 4 East WIng Stored ASRS East and the Reference Room Floor 3 may also have occupational health legal material in Library of Congress classification KF Searching Use the Library Catalog to find books on a topic If you don t know a specific title then start with a KEYWORD search The following links search the catalog with SUBJECT HEADINGS Medicine Industrial Pollution Occupational diseases Environmental Risk Assessment Toxicology Hazardous Substances Environmental Health Environmental Toxicology Environmentally Induced Disease Health Risk Assessment Web Sources Environmental Health Data Statistics Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is a federal public health agency of the U S Department of Health and Human Services ATSDR serves the public by using the best science taking responsive public health actions and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances CDC National Survey Collections Public health statistics Environmental Defense Fund Scorecard and enter your zip code to find out about pollution in your area Environmental Health Toxicology Specialized Information Services National Library of Medicine offers links to the Toxnet databases e g HSDB ISIS Toxline EPA an agency of the U S federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress California EPA the mission of CalEPA is to restore protect and enhance the environment to ensure public health environmental quality and economic vitality FirstGov for Science Science gov searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies offering 200 million pages of authoritative U S government science information including research and development results Science gov is governed by the interagency Science gov Alliance Health Data gov Datasets tools and applications gathered from agencies across the

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/EOH (2016-02-17)
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  • Environmental Statistics & Research: US National | Oviatt Library
    Statistics Research US National US National California Los Angeles Area International Climate GlobalChange gov Includes data resources and multimedia related to climate change along with the current National Climate Assessment United States Daily Weather Maps Project Historical daily weather maps from 1871 thru 2002 and a link to more recent daily weather maps El Niño Page National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climatic Data Center National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Land Bureau of Land Management United States Geological Survey Focuses on Ecosystems Geology and Climate and Land Use Species Endangered Species Program Includes information on threatened and endangered animals and plants See also the local offices of the U S Fish Wildlife Services Water Water Resources of the United States Includes the Water Data for the Nation which provides access to years of historical and real time water data collected by the U S Geological Survey General Science Inventory A searchable database of Environmental Protection Agency science activities and scientific technical work products Science gov A gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U S Government agencies including research and development results Del Williams Acquisitions Librarian Contact Information delphia williams csun edu Related Guides Subject Guides Environmental Occupational Health

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/GovPubs-Environment (2016-02-17)
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  • Evaluating Websites Tutorial: 1. Learning Objectives | Oviatt Library
    WASC Information Ask a Librarian Live Chat 24 7 Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Evaluating Websites Tutorial 1 Learning Objectives 1 Learning Objectives 2 Pretest Test Your Knowledge 3 Videos Evaluating Websites 4 Tips on Evaluating Websites 5 Quiz Evaluating Websites 6 Assignment Evaluate 2 Websites 7 Give Us Your Feedback 1 Learning Objectives by Anne Davis 773 After you have completed this tutorial you should be able to Understand how to use the CRAAP Test to evaluate a website and decide whether to use it in your research Find out if a website s information has been published revised or updated Choose websites that are truly relevant to your topic Locate the website s author and research if they are qualified to write on a particular topic Evaluate the information on a website to find out if the information is accurate Spot bias on a website and understand how it might affect the information Felicia Vertrees Online Instructional Design and Education Librarian Contact Information Office Oviatt Library Room 319 Email felicia vertrees csun edu Phone 818 677 6709 Related Guides Subject Guides Approaches to Ethnic Studies in Stretch Writing Library Resources and Tips Copyright Overview CSUN ScholarWorks

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/EvaluatingWebsites (2016-02-17)
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  • Faculty Resources: Overview | Oviatt Library
    under the Enrolled users list If you want to embed a librarian into to your course contact that librarian to discuss what the role of the librarian will entail The librarian will then monitor Moodle to see what questions students may have Embed Subject Databases Follow these instructions to embed a dynamic javascript widget into the HTML source code of your Moodle page or other web page Select a subject on the Find Articles by Subject here On the right hand side of the subject page select Embed Subject on an External Website Using the Display Options box on the left hand side of the screen choose how you want the subject databases to look Choose the Refresh button after making your selections to see how the databases will display on your page Under Include Options copy the code in the Javascript Widget box and paste it into your web page or Moodle page Save your Moodle page or web page after copying the code Embed Course Reserves Box Following these instructions to embed a search box into your Moodle page or other web page You will need access to the HTML code on your page Go to the reserves txt file here to access the HTML code for the search box Copy the code Paste the code into your Moodle page or another web page Save your page For step by step instructions for adding this in Moodle please visit the CSUN Moodle Community Page The directions are located under Library Resources in Moodle Business and Economics Resources Data Business Resources by Major Census Information for Industry Research Embed or Stream Video Embed Video in Moodle Course The Oviatt Library subscribes to many streaming video databases To embed a link to a video in one of our databases just

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  • Family Consumer Sciences Library Guide and Resources: Overview | Oviatt Library
    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 Finding Books in the Library Catalog Use the Catalog search box located in the center of the library s homepage to search for books To search for books on your topic use the default Keyword search option and enter your search terms in the For box If you have a specific book or author in mind before you enter your search terms in the For box change the Search type from Keyword to Title to look for a specific book Author to look for books by a specific author To look for ebooks only select Ebooks in the Limits field 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 Keyword Searching Examples Variety of terms If you are looking for items on the movies use additional keywords such as film films cinema or motion pictures An example of retrieving results unrelated to your topic false drops using the keyword cricket will retrieve items about the sport as well as the insect An example of using keywords to find titles when you are unsure of the exact title Both CAGED and BIRD are in 6 titles There are 6 entries with CAGED BIRD You searched for the WORDS bird caged Found 6 items Caged bird medicine selected topics Charles V Steiner 1981 I know why the caged bird sings 1969 Many voices 8A 6B sound recording for Adventures for re 1986 Maya Angelou Miles Shapiro 1994 Poco by Garry and Vesta Smith illustrated by Fred Crump 1975 Voices in Black White writings on race in America from H 1993 Wild Cards Some databases allow for wild cards to be embedded within a word to replace

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/FamilyConsumerSciences (2016-02-17)
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