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  • Political Theory Graduate Seminar: Overview | Oviatt Library
    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 Political Theory Graduate Seminar Overview David Leitch Overview Books Journal Articles Annotated Bibliography Contact Laura Wimberley at any time for individual research help Background Information The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics 2009 Oviatt Reference Room JA61 C665 2009 The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Laura Wimberley Librarian Contact Information 818 677 5001 laura wimberley csun edu Oviatt 110D Related Guides Subject Guides Elections Voting History Foreign Countries Government Information on Politics and Elections Political Science Library Guide Public Opinion Polls and Surveys San Fernando Valley Statistics and Facts U S Congressional Serial Set Voting and Elections News Course Guides COMS 442 Rhetoric of Peace and Conflict Political Science 197 Ethnic Politics Political Science 404 Urban Politics Political Theory Proseminar POLS 471B Proseminar in Comparative Government POLS 471F Proseminar in Public Law POLS 471F Public Law Proseminar Liberal Democracy and the First Amendment Digital Collections Pins Cited at the Oviatt Exploring Research Topics Peek in the Stacks African

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  • Political Theory Proseminar: Overview | 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 Political Theory Proseminar Overview David Leitch Overview Books Journal Articles International News Annotated Bibliography For background information and help choosing a topic Encyclopedia of Identity 2010 The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics 2009 Oviatt Reference Room JA61 C665 2009 The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Contact me at any time for individual research help Laura Wimberley Librarian Contact Information 818 677 5001 laura wimberley csun edu Oviatt 110D Related Guides Subject Guides Elections Voting History Foreign Countries Government Information on Politics and Elections Political Science Library Guide Public Opinion Polls and Surveys San Fernando Valley Statistics and Facts U S Congressional Serial Set Voting and Elections News Course Guides COMS 442 Rhetoric of Peace and Conflict Political Science 197 Ethnic Politics Political Science 404 Urban Politics Political Theory Graduate Seminar POLS 471B Proseminar in Comparative Government POLS 471F Proseminar in Public Law POLS 471F Public Law Proseminar Liberal Democracy and the First Amendment Digital Collections Pins Cited at the Oviatt Exploring Research Topics

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  • POLS 471B: Proseminar in Comparative Government: Background Information | Oviatt Library
    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 POLS 471B Proseminar in Comparative Government Background Information Jane Bayes Background Information Books Journal Articles Data Statistics The SAGE handbook of comparative politics covers the big debates in comparative political science provides context for the arguments in books and journal articles International encyclopedia of political science defines important concepts terms Laura Wimberley Librarian Contact Information 818 677 5001 laura wimberley csun edu Oviatt 110D Related Guides Subject Guides Elections Voting History Foreign Countries Government Information on Politics and Elections Political Science Library Guide Public Opinion Polls and Surveys San Fernando Valley Statistics and Facts U S Congressional Serial Set Voting and Elections News Course Guides COMS 442 Rhetoric of Peace and Conflict Political Science 197 Ethnic Politics Political Science 404 Urban Politics Political Theory Graduate Seminar Political Theory Proseminar POLS 471F Proseminar in Public Law POLS 471F Public Law Proseminar Liberal Democracy and the First Amendment Digital Collections Pins Cited at the Oviatt Exploring Research Topics Peek in the

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  • POLS 471F Proseminar in Public Law: Topics | Oviatt Library
    down in the form of a question or brief statement What is the relationship between SAT scores and college success Underline the key words and phrases that are most specific to your topic What is the relationship between SAT scores and college success Write down each key word or phrase and underneath it list synonyms or related terms Use a dictionary or thesaurus to find additional keywords For example SAT scholastic aptitude test college university success achievement Think about the singular plural and other endings of words and write down the root of the word SAT scholastic aptitude test college colleges college university universities universit success successful succeed succe achievement achieve achiever achieve Write down your key words and 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 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 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

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  • POLS 471F Public Law Proseminar: Liberal Democracy and the First Amendment: Overview | Oviatt Library
    a Librarian Live Chat 24 7 Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists POLS 471F Public Law Proseminar Liberal Democracy and the First Amendment Overview David Leitch Overview Court Cases Books Scholarly Journal Articles Annotated Bibliography For background information and help choosing a topic Guide to the U S Supreme Court 2004 Oviatt Reference Room KF8742 W567 2004 The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States 2010 Oviatt Reference Room BR516 O94 2010 The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics 2009 online or Oviatt Reference Room JA61 C665 2009 The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Contact me at any time for individual research help Ask a Librarian At reference desk most hours the library is open 818 677 2285 http library csun edu AskUs Laura Wimberley Librarian Contact Information 818 677 5001 laura wimberley csun edu Oviatt 110D Related Guides Subject Guides Elections Voting History Foreign Countries Government Information on Politics and Elections Political Science Library Guide Public Opinion Polls and Surveys San Fernando Valley Statistics and Facts U S Congressional Serial Set Voting and Elections News Course Guides COMS 442 Rhetoric of Peace and Conflict Political Science 197 Ethnic Politics Political Science 404 Urban Politics Political Theory Graduate

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  • Psychology 321 Library Resources: Overview | Oviatt Library
    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 Psychology 321 Library Resources Overview Overview Searching Tips and Tricks Selecting a Research Topic Books Journal Articles Internet Resources Plagiarism and APA Citation Style The study of mental processes motivations and behavior to gain a greater understanding of human beings Psychology California State University Northridge Oviatt Library http library csun edu Librarian Eric P Garcia http library csun edu egarcia Eric P Garcia Social Sciences Humanities Librarian Contact Information Oviatt Library 18111 Nordhoff St Northridge CA 91330 8328 Office Oviatt Library Room 226 2nd Floor Phone Number 818 677 6809 Fax 818 677 4136 Email Address eric garcia csun edu Related Guides Subject Guides Psychological Measurement Instrument Guide Psychology Research Guide 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

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  • PT 506a: Evidence Based Physical Therapy Library Research Tips : Overview | Oviatt Library
    offering you a link to the recent article in Physical Therapy on Using MeSH Medical Subject Headings to Enhance PubMed Search Strategies for Evidence Based Practice in Physical Therapy Learn about Find Articles Find Articles Research Data Physical Therapy http library csun edu xerxes databases subject physical therapy Learn more about PubMed MEDLINE indexes medical literature create your own NCBI account understand the value of MeSH subject heading http www ncbi nlm nih gov entrez query fcgi otool cacsunlib PubMed has lots of brief videos to help you learn how to search using Medical Subject Headings MeSH follow the links at http www nlm nih gov bsd disted pubmed html Note Remember Professor Mathiyakom wants you answer the following questions Perform a PubMed search for evidence about your clinical question You want to be sure to search for current within 5 years and highest level of evidence i e Level 1 for intervention Please attach the first page of your search results 2 points Answer the following questions about your PubMed Search What are your initial term choices Why 2 points Were your key words in the MeSH database 1 point If not what keywords did you choose from the MeSH vocabulary instead 1 point What limits did you select Why 2 points What were your search results Number of hits 1 point Number of articles that looked promising based on their titles 1 point Assume that you found many promising articles i e 20 articles what search strategy changes did you need to make Why 2 points Assume that you found only a few promising articles what search strategy changes did you need to make to get more articles Why 2 points Try your search with one other database e g PEDro that you think would best help you answer the question Please attach the first page of your search results 2 points Learn about Cochrane Library Wiley Several evidence based medical databases with protocols controlled trials and full text reviews Access to full text pdf limited to 1 user at a time Learn how to get articles and books Oviatt Library does NOT own Register for CSUN s Interlibrary Loan Learn about Cited Reference Searching Learn how to customize Google Scholar for CSUN Find Text and importing to Endnote Web Learn more about how to Cite your resources and what Endnote Web a bibliographer manager software program can do for you Sign up for Endnote Web at http library csun edu restricted endnote scr Endnote Web is a Web based reference management tool that allows you to create a personal database of up to 10 000 references by importing citations from online databases or you can also enter a new reference You can organize references into folders and create and format bibliographies using a wide choice of citation styles Extensive Help is available from Endnote web at http www myendnoteweb com help en us ENW help htm Oviatt library offers help at http library csun edu Find Resources

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  • QS 114A Eschen | Oviatt Library
    time to think about what kinds of information you need and the resources you should be using to get that information Here are some examples Historical resources newspaper articles from the time period census data letters oral histories Critical analysis scholarly articles books Definitions and Background Information biographies subject encyclopedias theories Using AND OR in a Database Databases search differently than most search engines Once you ve brainstormed your keywords you can use the words AND OR to manipulate your search Here is an example from the Academic Search Premier database Librarian tips tricks Putting your search term in quotation marks will make sure the database only searches those two terms right next to each other like Mexican American Including an asterisk will truncate your keyword so child will search for child children etc Remember AND narrows your search while OR broadens it Think of it like a Venn Diagram AND OR Returns results with all of your keywords Returns results with any of your keywords Find Articles in Databases General Multi Subject Databases These will bring back results from different disciplines and sources General OneFile Academic Search Elite LexisNexis Subject Databases These will bring back results from a specific discipline America History Life Articles as well as dissertations on the history and culture of the United States and Canada ATLA Religion Database Over 1 700 journals essays and book reviews from American Theological Library Association ATLA s print indexes on religion and theology GenderWatch Scholarly journal articles magazines newspapers and more that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas Historical Abstracts covering the history of the world from 1450 to the present including world history military history women s history and history of education ProQuest Newsstand a large selection of national and international newspapers Consider using databases from other disciplines by browsing the Find Articles by Subject page If you need an article or book that we don t have we can order it from another library through Interlibrary Loan Online Government Resources USA gov Find government information research and statistics Women s Health Resources A collection of health topics and research from government sites American Factfinder American Census data Medline Plus Easy to understand and ad free medical and health information Bureau of Labor Statistics Information on national and international business and labor topics including the Consumer Price Index Employment Unemployment and National Compensation Data Get Help Your course librarian Anna Fidgeon annaliese fidgeon csun edu 818 677 4729 Queer Studies librarian Eric Garcia eric garcia csun edu 818 677 6809 Ask A Librarian Get help by text e mail phone or in person Online How To Guides and Tutorials Writing Sources Citing Your Sources Get help with MLA Style Citations Annotated Bibliography Learn what one is and how to do one The Writing Center Make an appointment with a writing consultant to help with all stages of writing your paper Plagiarism Explained OneSearch Visit the OneSearch FAQ to learn all about how to

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