Educational Research Fundamentals
Jan 31, 2016
Today you will learn: Search Strategies
How to search ERIC
What important library services are available to CSULB students
What is the impact of single-sex education on the science achievement of students?
Research StrategyCreate search statements using Boolean OperatorsAND narrows a search.
OR broadens a search.
W or W1 makes your terms a phrase.
Advanced Search StructuresParenthesesAllows you to include all possible terms in a single search statementCan be used to greatly expand or restrict a search
sample search statement:(internet or online) and social w1 interaction
Search Statements (Combining Terms)
Single-sex w education and science and students
ERIC What is it? ERIC is an index (search engine) of education related literature including: unpublished papers, journal articles, and government documents.Date Range: 1966 Present
Whats in ERIC?ED recordsFull-text of non-refereed non-journal materials from 1993-2006If the document is a book click on the search the catalog at the CSULB LibraryEJ recordsThese are all journals!Click on the SFX button to see if the Library owns the journal electronically or in print
ERIC Search TipsUse the Thesaurus to find subject termsUse subjects to narrow your searchUse w to connect terms together when appropriateLimit for specific document typesCIJE (ERIC Journal Collection)RIE (ERIC Document Collection)
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Dissertations & Theses
Two Step Process for getting Journal Articles
Step ONEGet citations from a research databaseAuthor, title, journal title, volume, page, year
Step TWO: Click on the SFX icon
SFX box pops up
Any problems with SFX?
Click on the SFX problem form located in the SFX box- someone will help by email
Contact the reference desk by phone:(562) 985-4027
Contact me by email:email@example.com
If We Dont Own It
Inter-Library Loan (ILL)https://illiad.library.csulb.edu/LogonX.aspFor journal articles and booksTakes 5-7 working days24hr Electronic Request FormOften delivers via email!Absolutely FREEYou need a Library Password to fill out the form!
Science Education (Under Natural Sciences) http://www.csulb.edu/library/subj/science_education/
RefWorksWhat is RefWorks?A web-based bibliography manager or citation managerCreates a personal database of references for research use and in writing papersReferences are imported and organized in any manner you chooseBibliographies can be created in many citation styles
RefWorksWhere is RefWorks?http://www.csulb.edu/library/refworks
You can get access from home, work or any computer with internet access!!
ONE thing you need to do to get access from your home
Establish a Library Password
Special note: if you have AOL you must minimize their browser and use this browser to use the databases
A screen like this should pop up when you click on a database if youre not on campus
How to Get a Library Password
Go to Coast https://coast.library.csulb.edu/patroninfo
Type in your name, CSULB I.D. #, and a Password of your choice
Confirm Password by typing it twice more
If the screen is yellow and just shows your name- it worked!If you forgot your password call: (562) 985-5512 and get it erased so you can create a new one!
STILL Need Help?Karin Griffin(562) firstname.lastname@example.org
Email me or make an appointment!