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  • Comp 108 | Oviatt Library
    books check out the Library Catalog Finding articles and books check out OneSearch from the library homepage Resources for Computer Science Safari Tech Books offers full text manuals and computer programming e books IEEE is a database providing full text acces to magazine and journal articles conference proceedings along with standards in the fields of science and engineering ACM Digital Library offers publications from the Association of Computing Machinery including magazines journals and conference proceedings How to Find Books Articles with OneSearch Watch this video to learn how to find books and articles using that big search box in the library s homepage APA Style Publication manual of the American Psychological Association print version Sample Style Sheet for APA Bibliographic Citatons PDF by Dr Karin Durán Sample APA Style Annotated Bibliography PDF by Dr Karin Durán APA Style Guide PDF by Eric Garcia APA Frequently Asked Questions Citing Archival Materials in APA MLA Style MLA handbook for writers of research papers print version MLA Style Quick Guide by Eric Garcia Sample MLA Style Annotated Bibliography PDF by Dr Karin Durán MLA Style Guide PDF by Eric Garcia MLA Frequently Asked Questions EasyBib MLA style bibliography composer Citing Archival Materials in MLA Research Therapy Evaluating Websites Evaluating Sources with CRAAP C urrency When was it published For websites when was the last revision Does your topic require the most current information R elevancy How well does it relate to your topic Who is the intended audience Does this satisfy your information need A uthority Who is the author What are the author s credentials or affiliations Are they qualified to write on this topic A ccuracy Where does the information come from Is the information supported by evidence Does the author cite their sources P urpose Is the purpose to inform

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  • Comp 300: Overview | Oviatt Library
    help for the correct truncation symbol MLA Style MLA handbook for writers of research papers print version MLA Style Quick Guide by Eric Garcia Sample MLA Style Annotated Bibliography PDF by Dr Karin Durán MLA Style Guide PDF by Eric Garcia MLA Frequently Asked Questions EasyBib MLA style bibliography composer Citing Archival Materials in MLA APA Style Publication manual of the American Psychological Association print version Sample Style Sheet for APA Bibliographic Citatons PDF by Dr Karin Durán Sample APA Style Annotated Bibliography PDF by Dr Karin Durán APA Style Guide PDF by Eric Garcia APA Frequently Asked Questions Citing Archival Materials in APA Databases ACM Digital Library Full Text Use Advanced Search to restrict to recent dates of publication to limit to journals not conference proceedings and to restrict to full text IEEE XPlore Full Text Use Advanced Search to restrict to subscribed content only full text to limit to journals not conference proceedings and to restrict to recent dates of publication You can also choose to search the metadata citation and abstract or full text Save or print articles email option only sends a link to the article which will not work off campus INSPEC Use the button to check for full text Search INSPEC only to be able to select a discipline information technology or computers control engineering Databases by Subject Select your field major from the lists on these pages to search in databases focused on your field 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

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  • Comp 485
    journal has been cited an average of 3 times The database IEEE provides the impact factor for each journal indexed However if you are using a different database and are unable to determine the impact factor use Google to search for that particular journal s official website and it should provide the impact factor The following is a list of the highest ranked journals in the field of Computer Science according to the Journal Citation Reports ACM Transactions on intelligent systems and technology 9 3 IEEE Transactions on industrial informatics 8 7 IEEE Wireless communications 6 5 IEEE Communications surveys and tutorials 6 4 IEEE Transactions on fuzzy systems 6 3 International journal of neural systems 6 0 IEEE Transactions on pattern analysis and machine intelligence 5 6 Computer aided civil and infrastructure engineering 5 6 MIS quarterly 5 4 Integrated computer aided engineering 4 6 Journal of cheminformatics 4 5 Environmental modelling software 4 5 IEEE Transactions on neural networks and learning systems 4 3 Archives of computational methods in engineering 4 1 ACM computing surveys 4 0 Information sciences 3 9 Journal of statistical software 3 8 IEEE transactions on medical imaging 3 7 Journal of information technology 3 7 IEEE transactions on systems man and cybernetics Part B Cybernetics 3 7 Evolutionary computation 3 7 ACM ACM Transactions on graphics 3 7 IEEE Network 3 7 Medical image analysis 3 6 International journal of computer vision 3 5 What is a peer reviewed article A peer reviewed journal also referred to as refereed is a publication that only publishes articles that have been reviewed by other scholars or researchers who determine whether the research is a valid and relevant contribution to the field For more information watch this short video Computer Science Databases The following is a

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  • COMS 151: Public Speaking Library Resources: Introduction | Oviatt Library
    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 COMS 151 Public Speaking Library Resources Introduction Introduction Examples of Speeches Find Articles Pro Con Arguments Find Books Media Statistics Facts Internet Evaluating Resources Citing Your Sources Plagiarism Welcome to the COMS 151 Library Resources Website The purpose of this site is to help you find credible information resources to complete your speech assignments BTW you can use these resources and strategies for your other classes too We will use many of the strategies of Information Competence to Determine the nature and extent of your assignments Understand the different types of information sources and when to use them The Info Cycle What s A scholary Article Understand how to identify and access credible sources Click on the tabs above for help with finding articles books statistics sources for pro con arguments hint good sources for persuasive speeches and finding quality internet resources Determine the credibility of sources Click the Evaluating Information tab to learn more about this Cite your sources to avoid plagiarism Let s get started by clicking the tabs above which will provide links to specific resources Isabelle Ramos Reference Instruction Librarian Contact Information Oviatt Library 449B 818 677 4887 isabelle ramos csun edu Related Guides Subject Guides Communication Studies Research Course Guides COMS 225 Argumentation COMS 309 Advanced Public Speaking COMS 321 Rhetorical Discourse COMS 356 Intercultural Communication Research COMS 428 Freedom of Speech COMS 442 Rhetoric of Peace and Conflict COMS 446 Rhetoric of Crime and Punishment COMS 631 Studies In Classical Rhetoric Rhetoric of Women Gender and Feminism Digital Collections Pins Cited at the Oviatt Exploring Research

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  • COMS 225: Argumentation: Overview | Oviatt Library
    phrases along with their synonyms in the form of a Boolean search statement Use the root word and truncate it with an asterisk Note Different databases use different truncation or wildcard symbols Check the database s help page For example SAT or scholastic aptitude test and college or universit and sucee or achieve 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

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  • COMS 309: Advanced Public Speaking: Overview | Oviatt Library
    Overview Examples of Speeches Find Articles Find Books Media Pro Con Arguments Background Information Internet Evaluating Information Citing Your Sources Plagiarism The following library and Internet resources are geared toward the research needs of CSUN students taking Communication Studies 309 Advanced Public Speaking 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 Subject Guides Communication Studies Research Course Guides COMS 151 Public Speaking Library Resources COMS 225 Argumentation COMS 321 Rhetorical Discourse COMS

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  • COMS 321: Rhetorical Discourse: Introduction | Oviatt Library
    Reference Desk Subject Specialists COMS 321 Rhetorical Discourse Introduction Introduction Pro Con Arguments Find Articles Find Books Media Background Information Internet Evaluating Information Citing Your Sources Plagiarism The following library and Internet resources are geared toward the research needs of CSUN Communication Studies majors taking COMS 321 Rhetorical Discourse 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 for rhetorical writing What is a Scholarly Article Video Search Effectively Be a Search Boss video when using library databases Library 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 Subject Guides Communication Studies Research Course Guides COMS 151 Public Speaking Library Resources COMS 225 Argumentation COMS 309 Advanced Public Speaking COMS 356 Intercultural Communication Research COMS 428 Freedom of Speech COMS 442

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  • COMS 356: Intercultural Communication Research: Search Strategy | Oviatt Library
    Scholarly Article Video Search Effectively Be a Search Boss video when using library databases Library 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 A Word About Culture Since the definition of culture varies the following information is based on its broadest definition to reflect the diversity of the people residing in the United States The Library of Congress which sets subject heading standards or authorities for many of our library databases and our catalog as well as the U S Census Bureau which sets standards for the statistical classification of race and ethnicity and also for ancestry strongly influence the terminology used to describe groups in databases and publications Furthermore this terminology changes over time to reflect current usage Keep in mind the denotative and connotative uses of these terms may directly influence your search results Search Tips The use of the asterisk is a wildcard that most databases allow you to use to search a root word and variable endings to broaden search results For example latin retrieves latin latins latino latinos latina latinas 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 black or african american retrieves the singular and plural forms of the words women or female The use of the word and between keywords narrows search results by requiring that both or all terms appear in the search results For example

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