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  • Religious Studies Library Guide and Resources: Overview | Oviatt Library
    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 Finding Articles in Magazines Journals and Newspapers Pick a database recommended for your subject from Databases by Subject and then search using keywords To locate the 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 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 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

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/Guides/ReligiousStudies (2016-02-17)
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  • Research Guide - Business Law: Overview | Oviatt 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 Research Guide Business Law Overview Overview Websites Databases General Reference Periodicals Regulations Secondary Sources What is Business Law Business law refers to the impact of laws in business Generally speaking when entities such as partnerships and corporations confront the legal system they seek clarity or remedy in areas that deal with the legal principles that govern business This includes but is not limited laws of property contracts commercial transactions sales debtor creditor relations government regulations of business and employment law Charissa Jefferson Business and Data Librarian Contact Information Office phone 818 677 6390 charissa jefferson csun edu Related Guides Subject Guides Business Resources Data Faculty Resources Federal Tax Law Research Guide Finding Statistics by Zip Code Government Information Business Economics and Labor International Business Resources Los Angeles Government Sources San Fernando Valley Statistics and Facts Using Census Information for Business Industry Research Course Guides Consumer Demographics Demographics for business marketing Economics 308 Economics 310 Bennington English 306 Graduate Busines Marketing 640 Graduate Business 600 Information Systems 312 Sharbaf Information Systems 335 Sharbaf Information Systems 435 Pages

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/BusinessLaw (2016-02-17)
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  • Research Guide for Federal Tax Law: 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 Research Guide for Federal Tax Law Overview Overview Internal Revenue Code IRC Treasury Regulations Treas Reg IRS Rulings and Pronouncements Tax Court Decisions The following guide describes the major federal income tax resources held by the University Library accessible via LexisNexis Academic http library csun edu restricted lexis scr RIA Checkpoint http library csun edu restricted ria scr and or via the Internet Adapted for the Oviatt Library from Federal Tax Research Documents and Resources Guide S3 produced by the Hugh Hazel Darling Law Library UCLA School of Law Del Williams Acquisitions Librarian Contact Information delphia williams csun edu Related Guides Subject Guides Finding Information on California Schools Government Information for Population Government Publications on Social Issues Guide to the U S Census of Population Los Angeles Government Sources Patents Trademarks and Copyrights Tax Forms and Tax Information Digital Collections Pins Cited at the Oviatt Exploring Research Topics Peek in the Stacks African American LGBTQ

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  • Researching Ethnic and Cultural Groups in Los Angeles: Overview | Oviatt Library
    use of the asterisk is a wildcard that most databases use to search a root word and variable endings in order to be more efficient For example chican will retrieve chicana chicanas chicano chicanos etc The use of the word or in between synonyms or related words broadens search results by including either term in the search results For example women or females The use of the word and between keywords narrows search results by requiring that both terms must appear in the search results For example deaf and los angeles Use parentheses when you combine or and and searches For example los angeles or san fernando valley and korean Cultural keywords The terms Hispanic Latino Chicana Chicano and Mexican American can have many different meanings to many different people For example the term Hispanic is used by the U S Federal government for statistical purposes and is often used on the East Coast of the U S whereas Latino is the preferred term on the West Coast Also you may have to broaden your search to include larger geographic areas for example Salvador or Central America For searching purposes try one of more of the following search strategies depending on your particular definitions mexican american or chican or latino or latina mexican american women or latina or chicana hispanic or latino latin american and united states salvadorean or central american The term African Americans is preferred over the term Blacks which is currently used for people living in or from Africa However for older books and other resources you will encounter the terms Negroes Blacks and Afro Americans Depending on your research needs particularly if you are looking for older published information you may have to use a combination of terms to be thorough For example african american negro or black or afro american or african american The term Asian American is used to include groups whose heritage is from the continent of Asia except for people of Middle Eastern origins Also search individual countries of origin For example chinese american chinese and american or united states filipino filipina pakistani east indian and american or united states The term Pacific Islander usually refers to the following groups Melanesians Micronesians or Polynesians For example polynesian or hawaiian or samoan guamanian or micronesian melanesian or fijian To search for Armenians it is useful to add a geographic location to the search strategy and or use the term Armenian Americans For example armenian and los angeles armenian american armenian and american or united states To search for people of Middle Eastern heritage suggested terms include arab american arab and united states lebanon or lebanese and american or united states palestinian and american or united states iranian or persian and american or united states israeli and united states To search for people of Jewish heritage suggested terms include jews jew and los angeles or other geographic area To search for people whose heritage is from other countries use the adjective to describe the

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/EthnicResearch (2016-02-17)
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  • Social Work Statistics: US National | Oviatt Library
    of New York Albany Bureau of Justice Statistics offers a vast array of statistics about crime crime victims gangs prisons probation etc Includes links to crime data collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation See also the National Criminal Justice Reference Service Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Statistical Briefing Book has statistical information on juvenile offending victimization of juveniles and involvement of youth in the juvenile justice system Elderly AgingStats Gov Federal Interagency Forum on Aging Related Statistics Administration on Aging s website includes Aging Statistics Office of Policy Social Security s old age supplemental security and disability programs Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Research Statistics Health Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration s website includes Substance Abuse and Mental Health Statistics Maternal and Child Health Bureau publishes Maternal and Child Health Status Chartbooks Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Data and Surveys Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Data Statistics FastStats A Z National Center for Health Statistics Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Research Statistics Housing and Homelessness HUD US Department of Housing and Urban Development Research Homelessness Resource Exchange Annual Homeless Assessment Report and other information Population in Emergency and Transitional Shelters a special tabulation of data from Census 2000 American Housing Survey American Factfinder Housing Immigration and Asylum Office of Refugee Resettlement provides data on Refugee Arrivals by country of origin and state of initial resettlement Executive Office for Immigration Review Statistical Year Book has Immigration Court and Asylum statistics See also the Department of Homeland Security s website on Immigration Statistics Asylum Statistics by Nationality Poverty and Hunger Indicators of Welfare Dependence Food and Nutrition Service has Nutrition Assistance Data Statistics with statistics on food stamps the WIC program school meal programs food distribution programs and other food security issues Office of Family Assistance makes available data and reports about Temporary Assistance for Needy Families TANF More Information Health and Human Services Data Council Gateway to Data and Statistics FedStats the official gateway to statistics from over 100 United States federal agencies Statistical Reference Shelf FedStats links to the most popular published collections of federal statistics available online including Statistical Abstract of the United States Current and historical years of Statistical Abstract of the United States are available online this includes most years from 1878 to the present see the Library Catalog record for print years of Statistical Abstract with the most recent in the Oviatt Library Reference Room under the call number ref HA 202 Statistical Abstract State Abstracts offers a guide to State level statistical sources Related Resources non government sources that include government statistics Historical Statistics of the United States Oviatt Library subscription This digital with print format edition also available from Cambridge University Press updates the Census Bureau s 1976 edition Subjects A to Z offers an easy way to start exploring this agency s massive collection of population and demographic information State and County QuickFacts makes it easy to find statistics about state county and cities

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/GovPubs-SocialWorkStats (2016-02-17)
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  • Spanish Language Media: Overview | Oviatt Library
    Find News Find Journal Articles Books Media More Business Orgs Statistics Government Politics Law Internet Citing Your Sources Plagiarism This Web site is geared toward the information needs of CSUN Journalism majors and minors in Spanish Language Journalism See also News Reporting Writing Research Resources Journalism Research Resources Public Relations Research Resources Diversity and the Media and Mass Communication Research Resources for related information Resources Overview Choosing the best resources to use for research involves several factors including assignment requirements currency of the research topic and the depth of coverage needed Periodicals magazines newspapers trade publications and scholarly or peer reviewed journals are excellent sources of current and or specific information for research projects Often they are considered primary sources for research Suggested Keywords and Search Strategies The terms Hispanic Latino Chicana Chicano and Mexican American can have many different meanings to many different people For example the term Hispanic is used by the U S Federal government for statistical purposes and is often used on the East Coast of the U S whereas Latino is the preferred term on the West Coast Also you may have to broaden your search to include larger geographic areas for example Salvador or Central America For searching purposes try one of more of the following search strategies depending on your particular definitions with the appropriate Boolean connectors and or and truncation as needed For example hispanic or latino mexican american or chican or latino or latina Search strategies related to the Latino Vote latino vote vote or voting or campaign or politic or election or electoral latino candidate vote or voting or election and latino or hispanic Isabelle Ramos Reference Instruction Librarian Contact Information Oviatt Library 449B 818 677 4887 isabelle ramos csun edu Related Guides Subject Guides Central American Studies Guide Foreign

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/guides/SpanishMedia (2016-02-17)
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  • Special Collections & Archives: Overview | Oviatt Library
    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 Special Collections Archives Overview Overview Finding Books in SC A Finding Archives in SC A Finding Archives Anywhere Tutorials Finding Resources in Special Collections Archives This guide will help you start your research in Special Collections Archives at the Oviatt Holdings in the department consist primarily of publications and archives primary and secondary sources Resources in the department support numerous subject areas on campus If you have any questions please contact your subject specialist or call Special Collections Archives at 818 677 2832 or email us at oviattsca csun edu 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 Africana Studies Researching Ethnic and Cultural Groups in Los Angeles Digital Collections Pins Cited at the Oviatt Exploring Research Topics Peek in the Stacks African American LGBTQ Periodicals Brad Pye Jr Los

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  • Tax Forms and Tax Information: Tax Forms/Assistance | Oviatt Library
    Forms Assistance Regulations and Codes Additional Information Please Note The Oviatt Library no longer provides copies of Federal and State of California tax forms instructions Please use the sources listed below to download PDFs of forms request forms by mail and or file online Public computers are available in the Oviatt Library and printing is also available for a fee Note to CSUN Students For questions regarding IRS Form 1098 T Tuition Statement see the Student Accounting Office s FAQ Income Tax Forms Forms Available Online Federal Tax Forms and Publications from the Internal Revenue Service IRS California Tax Forms from the Franchise Tax Board Tax forms from other states via the Federation of Tax Administrators Request Forms by Mail Forms and Publications by Mail from the Internal Revenue Service IRS Form by US Mail Request from the State of CA Franchise Tax Board Filing of Tax Returns IRS Federal Filing Options California Individuals Filing Information Need to file an extension IRS Form 4868 CA Franchice Tax Board Form 3519 Tax Assistance Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program VITA CSUN College of Business and Economics Location Juniper Hall Room 1109 Phone 818 677 4519 IRS Tax Assistance Center Van Nuys Address 6230 Van Nuys Blvd Van Nuys CA 91401 Phone 818 779 3625 Hours Monday Friday 8 30 am 4 30 pm Services Provided AARP Foundation Tax Aide Locator Offers free individualized tax preparation for low to moderate income taxpayers especially those 60 and older Search address and or zip code to locate closest centers How to Contact the IRS U S Internal Revenue Service California Franchise Tax Board Sales and Use Tax in California includes links to forms publications and sales tax rate information California Board of Equalization Del Williams Acquisitions Librarian Contact Information delphia williams csun edu Related Guides

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