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  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management : Overview | Oviatt Library
    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 Narrow or 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 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

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/manufacturing-systems-engineering-and-management (2016-02-17)
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  • Mass Communication Research Resources: Overview | Oviatt Library
    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 Mass Communication Research Resources Overview Overview Find Articles Find Books Media Specialized Reference Resources General Reference Resources Media Web Sites Theses Dissertations Internet Citing Your Sources Plagiarism The following Web site is geared toward the information needs of CSUN students enrolled in the Master of Arts Degree in Mass Communication offered by the Department of Journalism See also Journalism Research Resources Spanish Language Journalism Resources News Reporting Writing Research Resources and Public Relations Research Resources for related information Additional help with library research techniques can be found on the Oviatt Library s Research Strategies web site Take a virtual tour of the Oviatt Library Isabelle Ramos Reference Instruction Librarian Contact Information Oviatt Library 449B 818 677 4887 isabelle ramos csun edu Related Guides Subject Guides Diversity and the Media Library Internet Resources Journalism Research Resources News Reporting Writing Research Resources Public Relations Research Resources Spanish Language Media Course Guides Freedom of the Press History of the American Media J340 Principles of Public Relations Mass Media Analysis and Criticism Digital Collections

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/MCOM (2016-02-17)
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  • Mathematics Library Guide and Resources: Overview | Oviatt Library
    Guides Ask a Librarian Subject Specialists Citing Your Sources Research Instruction and Outreach Services CSUN s Information Competence Program Collections Music Media Special Collections Archives Digital Collections Teacher Curriculum Center Government Documents Reserves Periodicals and Microform Reference About Mission Vision 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 Mathematics Library Guide and Resources Overview Overview Databases Math 131 Citing Sources Evaluating Resources New math books This guide offers some resources specific to mathematics but we also have guides for help getting started on research These include help with finding sources evaluating those sources and citing them Ask a Librarian At reference desk most hours the library is open 818 677 2285 http library csun edu AskUs Chris Bulock Electronic Resources Librarian Contact Information christopher bulock csun edu phone 818 677 6302 Digital Collections Pins Cited at the Oviatt Exploring Research Topics Peek in the Stacks African American LGBTQ Periodicals Brad Pye Jr Los Angeles Sports Journalist and Community Advocate S F V S C November 4 1968 Oviatt Library Twitter ScholarWorks Twitter LibAnswers FAQ Can

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/Guides/Mathematics (2016-02-17)
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  • Mechnical Engineering: Overview | Oviatt Library
    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 Narrow or 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 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

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/mechnical-engineering (2016-02-17)
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  • Minerals and Energy: Government Reports and Publications | Oviatt Library
    a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Minerals and Energy Government Reports and Publications Government Reports and Publications Government Sources of Facts and Statistics Science Accelerator Federated searching of Department of Energy resources some of which are separately listed below SciTech Connect SciTech Connect includes technical reports bibliographic citations journal articles conference papers books multimedia and data information sponsored by DOE through a grant contract cooperative agreement or similar type of funding mechanism from the 1940s to today DOE Data Explorer Use the DOE Data Explorer to find scientific research data collections such as computer simulations numeric data files figures and plots interactive maps multimedia and scientific images generated in the course of DOE sponsored research in various science disciplines Database includes biblographic citations descriptions of the data collections and links to the data itself United States Geological Survey website search Reports and information published by the Geological Survey California State University Northridge students and faculty should use the Library Catalog searching by journal title book title and or series to determine whether the Oviatt Library has needed books and periodicals which are not available free online Science gov Gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by United States government agencies

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/GovPubs-Minerals (2016-02-17)
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  • Music: Finding scores | Oviatt Library
    Desk Subject Specialists Music Finding scores Finding scores Music journals World music Citing your sources Foreign music terms Finding scores in the catalog Use the catalog to find books scores CDs DVDs or individual journals It s best to use the Advanced Search This search is limited to scores by Beethoven and here is an example of a result Scores have uniform titles because most pieces of music have titles or nicknames in multiple languages and a uniform title is a way to connect all of the variations For example you may not find the Moonlight Sonata under that name but if you know the opus number you will find what you need The University of Michigan has a very thorough guide to uniform title here and you can apply those same strategies to our catalog It s important to note the location and status of Library materials This particular score is available You can send a text message to yourself that includes all of the details so that you don t have to write down anything Music Media has a few locations for scores including miniature and folio If a score or book has a Stored location you can place a hold on it and pick it up at Guest Services on the first floor Click on the Request button and provide your Portal ID and password The score will be held until the library closes that day Lindsay Hansen Music Media Librarian Contact Information Office 818 677 7147 lindsay hansen csun edu OV 250 2nd floor East Wing within Music Media Related Guides Subject Guides Foreign music terms Music resources Music Resources at the Oviatt Library Special Collections Archives Course Guides MUS 303A History of Popular Music in America I MUS 306 Introduction to Jazz MUS 404 Symphonic

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/Guides/music (2016-02-17)
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  • Music resources: Scores | Oviatt Library
    Desk Subject Specialists Music resources Scores Scores General resources World music Foreign music terms Citing Oxford Music Online Citations Finding scores in the catalog Use the catalog to find books scores CDs DVDs or individual journals It s best to use the Advanced Search This search is limited to scores by Beethoven and here is an example of a result Scores have uniform titles because most pieces of music have titles or nicknames in multiple languages and a uniform title is a way to connect all of the variations For example you may not find the Moonlight Sonata under that name but if you know the opus number you will find what you need The University of Michigan has a very thorough guide to uniform title here and you can apply those same strategies to our catalog It s important to note the location and status of Library materials This particular score is available You can send a text message to yourself that includes all of the details so that you don t have to write down anything Music Media has a few locations for scores including miniature and folio If a score or book has a Stored location you can place a hold on it and pick it up at Guest Services on the first floor Click on the Request button and provide your Portal ID and password The score will be held until the library closes that day Lindsay Hansen Music Media Librarian Contact Information Office 818 677 7147 lindsay hansen csun edu OV 250 2nd floor East Wing within Music Media Related Guides Subject Guides Foreign music terms Music Music Resources at the Oviatt Library Special Collections Archives Course Guides MUS 303A History of Popular Music in America I MUS 306 Introduction to Jazz MUS 404 Symphonic

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/Guides/music-0 (2016-02-17)
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  • Music Resources at the Oviatt Library | Oviatt Library
    of Music and Musicians 2001 ML100 N48 2001 Second circulating set in Music Media same call number Oxford Music Online Nico Castel s IPA libretti such as Puccini Wagner and Mozart are in Music Media in ML 49 and ML 50 They may not be checked out The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music 1998 2002 ML100 G16 1998 Second circulating set in Music Media Garland Encyclopedia Online Orchestral Music A Handbook 2005 ML128 OD3 2005 Second circulating copy in Music Media Baker s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians 2001 ML105 B16 2001 v 1 6 The Oxford History of Western Music 2005 ML160 T18 2005 v 1 6 Short Guide to Library of Congress call numbers Printed Music Scores M Solo instruments M6 M175 Chamber music M177 M990 Large ensemble music M1000 M1356 Secular vocal music M1497 M1998 Sacred vocal music M1999 M2199 Literature about Music ML Libretti ML49 ML50 Encyclopedias Dictionaries ML100 ML109 Discographies Bibliographies of Composers ML128 ML134 Music History ML162 ML 350 Composer Musician Biographies ML410 ML420 Books about individual instruments ML549 ML950 Popular music rock hip hop etc ML3469 ML3541 Musical Instruction and Study MT Student theses final projects MT9 Orchestration MT70 Instrumental techniques MT170 MT810 Singing MT820 MT949 Recommended databases for music research International Index to Music Periodicals IIMP JSTOR Project Muse Proquest Dissertations Bibliographies and style guides How to write about music the RILM manual of style 2006 Music Media Reserves ML3797 H69 2006 Music Research a Handbook 2009 ML113 S28 2009 Music Reference and Research Materials An Annotated Bibliography 1994 ML113 D83 1994 For research help email Lindsay Hansen Music Media Librarian or call 818 677 7147 Lindsay Hansen Music Media Librarian Contact Information Office 818 677 7147 lindsay hansen csun edu OV 250 2nd floor East Wing within Music Media Related Guides Subject

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