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  • News on the Web | Oviatt Library
    Post Major News Aggregators AOL com Google News Yahoo News The Huffington Post also a blog Los Angeles Area Broadcast News CBS Los Angeles KCBS2 KCAL9 KABC TV Los Angeles News KCET News KCRW News 24 KFWB News Talk 980 KTLA 5 KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO MyFOXla com KTTV Los Angeles NBC Southern California Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley Area Newspapers Los Angeles Times Daily News San Fernando Valley Sun El Sol La Opinión Daily Sundial CSUN LA Beez hyperlocal ethnic news aggregator Los Angeles Downtown News LA Weekly Pasadena Star News Ventura County Star Daily Breeze Long Beach Press Telegram Orange County Register Inland Valley Daily Bulletin San Bernardino County Sun Riverside Press Enterprise Antelope Valley Press ABYZ News Links Los Angeles Newspapers News Media Guide includes information on media focus ethnic alternative etc and language to identify ethnic and other specialized news sources News Current Issues Databases The Oviatt Library offers online access to thousands of full text newspapers via subscription databases that offer sophisticated ways to search for a subject and in most cases include more years of coverage than a newspaper s own web site Finding More ABYZ Newspapers News Media Guide international by regions countries states cities etc Newseum Today s Front Pages Map view displays a world map that links you each day to hundreds of daily newspaper front pages in their original unedited form Roll your mouse pointer over the map until an image of the page you want to view appears on the right side of the screen then click to open the new window Choose the Gallery view of these front pages to sort the papers geographically Includes a link to each newspaper s website Newspaper Map A social media site that uses Google Maps to visually represent where newspapers are

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/News (2016-02-17)
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  • News Reporting & Writing Research Resources: Overview | Oviatt Library
    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 News Reporting Writing Research Resources Overview Overview Search Strategy Statistics Facts Data Politics Government Law Business Industry Public Records Searching Find News Find Periodical Articles Find Books Media Internet Evaluating Information Handbooks Style Manuals Plagiarism This Subject Guide is geared toward the information needs of CSUN Journalism students taking JOUR 110 210 310 and 410 See also Journalism Research Resources Public Relations Research Resources Diversity the Media Research Spanish Language Media Mass Communication Research Resources 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 Mass Communication 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 Pins Cited at the Oviatt Exploring Research Topics Peek in the Stacks African American LGBTQ

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  • Nursing: An Oviatt Library Research Guide: Overview | Oviatt Library
    full text of an article If full text is available in the database click on the link to full text HTML or PDF If full text isn t available in the database click the button to see if we have access to the article in another database or in print in the library If no Find Text button is available or you didn t find the article through our databases search for the magazine or journal title using the Journals tab in the library catalog If the full text isn t available through the Library you can request an Interlibrary Loan for the article s that you need However you must allow about two weeks for this Choose the Right Resource When choosing resources for your assignment consider Assignment requirements what does the professor want you to cite Learn about your topic You may want to use a reference book like an encyclopedia print or online to start out with if you don t have a clear understanding of your topic yet Time the more current the topic the less will be found in scholarly journals or books which take longer to get published Recent events will be covered on the Internet in newspapers and magazines as well as in the media Depth of coverage and or the topic scholarly journals and books cover topics in more depth than magazines and newspapers Some topics are not covered by the popular press e g research that would not be of interest to the average consumer Quality of the resource see Step 3 Evaluating Sources Type of Information You Need Try These Resources Does your topic cover current events Newspapers magazines Internet Do you need general information on a specific topic written in a non specialist style Newspapers magazines Internet Do you

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  • OneSearch Articles, Books & Media Search | Oviatt Library
    OneSearch account with their CSUN User ID and Password to save results for later and organize saved results using labels Check out our video tutorial Downloading or Emailing Results To download or view results saved temporarily click My Saved Records To download or view results saved previously Login under your OneSearch account and click My Saved Records In the right hand column you will see several options Email records to yourself will include links to full text Export to Refworks lets you send references to an online account at Refworks Download to Text File will include links to full text Download to Endnote Zotero etc lets you download a file that you can import to Endnote Zotero or some other desktop citation manager CSUN users can upload the file to EndNote Web use EndNote web to manage their citations Saving Results Click the link under any result to save it temporarily Login to your OneSearch account with your CSUN User ID and password to save the result for later If you login to your OneSearch account using the link on the top right corner you can organize your results by adding labels to them Viewing Article Results OneSearch results are divided into two tabs Articles and Books Media The Articles tab allows you to filter results from online databases based on format topics subject area date or language This section includes journal magazine and newspaper articles as well as book reviews dissertations and reports For additional resources see Databases A Z or Databases by Subject Viewing Books Media Results The Books Media tab from your OneSearch results shows resources found in the Library catalog and includes a variety of media including print books journals e books DVDS CDS music scores and archival resources Results can be sorted based on format

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  • Open Stax: High Quality, Free Textbooks: Overview | Oviatt Library
    Chat 24 7 Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Open Stax High Quality Free Textbooks Overview Overview What is OpenStax College OpenStax is a non profit organization that was developed out of an initiatve at Rice University They offer 12 free college textbooks for introductory courses These textbooks are peer reviewed and are available for free online or in print for a small cost Where can you access these textbooks The textbooks are available for free online in various e text formats from their website http openstaxcollege org faculty OR as a faculty member you can request a complimentary print copy The Oviatt Library also has a display with print copies for preview on the 4th floor in the east wing of the library Why should you check out OpenStax textbooks Textbook costs continue to rise with more and more students unable to afford required textbooks for their classes Campuses across the CSU are developing more cost effective solutions for faculty and students Check out the CSU Affordable Learning olutions initiative to learn more These textbooks are available in various e text formats including interactive iBook PDF web view EPUB and Bookshare Faculty can re tool the open textbooks to meet their course design and needs Faculty are allowed to use or adapt these materials to their liking thanks to a Creative Commons Attribution license Why not Did I mention they re FREE Faculty are under no obligation to do anything other than check it out Let me know what you think Follow the link below and share your feedback on OpenStax textbooks OpenStax Feedback Survey Laurie Borchard Digital Learning Initiatives Librarian Contact Information Computer Science Subject Specialist Oviatt Library 419 818 677 4264 laurie borchard csun edu Related Guides Subject Guides Approaches to Ethnic Studies in Stretch Writing

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  • Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights: Patents | Oviatt Library
    Copyrights Patents Patents Trademarks Copyrights Patents Los Angeles Public Library Science Technology Patents Department has the only complete United States patent collection in Southern California They also have many patents from other countries as well as United States trademark and copyright records See their Intellectual Property Resources guide for more information United States Patent and Trademark Office has many useful links on United States Patents including Frequently Asked Questions about Patents United States Patent Full Text and Full Page Image Databases Databases for all United States patents issued since 1790 and recent patent applications Users are advised to read the notices and follow the instructions provided particularly regarding how to access and view the full text images USPTO Forms provides many forms Patent Attorneys Agents Search esp cenet European Patent Organisation provides access to full text patent applications from a number of countries access to abstracts for others such as Japan and China See the site for further details Delphion Research includes patent documents from the United States Europe and Japan as well as patent applications published by the World Intellectual Property Organization which itself makes available an Intellectual Property Digital Library and other information about patents Many features of Delphion Research are available only to subscribers or involve a payment Thomson Reuters Other useful patent sites include Google Patent Search Many users will want to use this site s Advanced Search features United States patents from 1790 to present except it doesn t currently include patent applications international patents or U S patents issued over the last few months Guide to Intellectual Property Related Information and Services on the Internet European Patent Office Patent Search Tutorial University of Texas Del Williams Acquisitions Librarian Contact Information delphia williams csun edu Related Guides Subject Guides Finding Information on California Schools Government

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  • Philosophy Library Guide and Resources: Overview | Oviatt Library
    be used to help determine authority and objectivity However domain extensions alone cannot determine if a web source is quality or if it s right for your research gov Government The intent of the site is to present official information collected by or about the workings of a government edu Educational institution The intent of the site is to educate as well as present information collected by or about the educational institution Look out for student work or papers that haven t been published in an authoritative source com Commercial The intent of the site is to sell goods or services as well as provide information about the company org Organization usually non profit The intent of the site is to present information collected by or about the organization Sometimes the intent of the site is to promote a particular point of view For more information about the organization check out Idealist org net Network usually personal Web pages The intent of the site is as varied as the individual s responsible for the content Usually not scholarly in nature so if it is a personal page then make sure you research who that person is and what their qualifications are A more complete list of top level domains is also available When to be skeptical There is no author or organization associated with the website There are a lot of advertisements and pop ups Just because a website looks professional does not mean that it s authoritative Websites that ask you to take some sort of action donate money sign a petition give your email etc A website that only cites itself providing links that only lead you to other resources within the site 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 Wild Cards Some databases allow for wild cards to be embedded within a word to replace a single character For instance in InfoTrac you can also use the question mark within a word

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  • Physical Therapy | Oviatt Library
    articles in journals as well as offer many full text articles The best way to find articles on a specific topic is to search in a database most of which index thousands of articles in thousands of journals Not all articles are available full text online some are in print only and some are not available from the Library except through interlibrary loan To determine the availability of an article most databases offer the FindText button Library catalog Look up books videos journals and masters thesis in CSUN PubMed brief records and links to some full text in over 5000 medical journals books and websites Includes the Medline database plus several specialized databases EbscoHost several databases including CINAHLPlus with Fulltext Nursing and Allied Health and Academic Search Elite SportsDiscus PEDro at http www pedro org au PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database PEDro is a free database of over 17 000 randomised trials systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy For each trial review or guideline PEDro provides the citation details the abstract and a link to the full text where possible All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality These quality ratings are used to quickly guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice PEDro is produced by the Centre for Evidence Based Physiotherapy at The George Institute for Global Health REHABDATA REHABDATA produced by the National Rehabilitation Information Center is a free databse which describes over 70 000 documents covering physical mental and psychiatric disabilities independent living vocational rehabilitation special education assistive technology law employment and other issues as they relate to people with disabilities The collection spans 1956 to the present Thompson Gale Power Search several databases including Health Reference Center Academic Gale InfoTRAC Gale Virtual Reference library and InfoTrac OneFile National Academy of Sciences over 5000 free online books http www worldcat org is open access database to WorldCat you can use after you graduate Physical Education Index Proquest indexes 293 journals reports conferences and more has 1970 abstracts 2001 Cochrane Library Wiley evidence based databases including Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Cochrane Reviews Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects DARE The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials CENTRAL The Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews Methodology Reviews and the The Cochrane Methodology Register CMR JOURNALS The following are journals CSUN owns in paper and electronically The links to the journal titles go to the journal title s catalog record in our CSUN Periodicals and Serials Catalog The catalog record gives you the call number for the journal in print and also provides a link to the online journal when journal is available online The library catalog has cataloging records for over 6 500 electronic journals available form certain electronic journals subscriptions such as Academic Search Elite Science Direct or publisher s websites Physical therapy periodicals Oviatt library subscribes to dozens of full text databases offering access to over 25 000 electronic

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