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Comm 301

Comm 301

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This is a handout for all sections of Communication Studies 301 at CSU Long Beach
This is a handout for all sections of Communication Studies 301 at CSU Long Beach

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Communication Studies 301
Research Guide
Get to the databases:
http://www.csulb.edu/library (databases bytopic)
Get to the Slides:
http://csulb.libguides.com/communication
TerminologyCitations
Article Title, Author, Journal Title, Volume Number, Issue Number, PageNumber, Date
Abstract
Summary of article, tells what the article is about
Call Number
Address of book/journal in library
Before you get to the computer…
1.Start with a Research Topic2.Identify keywords & synonyms
3.
Create search statements using And, Or, W1
AND
narrows a search.example: television AND viewing
OR
broadens a search.example: viewing OR watching
W1
makes your terms appear together as a phraseexample: reality w1 television
Helpful Search TipsTruncation *
Allows you to include all possible word-endingse.g.
Female* looks for females or female
Parenthesis
Can be used to greatly expand or restrict a search(internet or online) and social w1 interaction
Rhetorical Criticism Research
MLA and Academic Search Elite use the term rhetorical criticismas a subject
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 You can also search using a theorists last name e.g. Burke
 You can try searching for the type of analysis you are using
Use your textbook!!!!Rhetoric* criticismRhetoric* analysisCluster criticism/analysisFeminist critic*Metaphorical analysisNarrative criticismDramatist criticism/analysis
Useful ResourcesCommunication and Mass Media Complete
Also uses W1 connector
Click on the Scholarly Peer Reviewed option AND Academic Journal
Will format your article citations in APA or MLA
MLA International Bibliography
Covers all types of criticism specifically film, literature and rhetoric
Uses w to connect terms
Click on SFX only if it is a journal article!
Click on “search CSULB library” for books or book chapters
COAST the library catalog
Only things we have at CSULB
Find books, e-books and more!
Find out if CSULB owns a particular journal title (not article title!!)
sort results by year (most recent first)
search for videos, DVDs and audio books These might come in handy too
American history and life
Historical context of events
Film Literature Index
Movie reviews, Criticism, Interviews with directors etc.
 JSTOR
History, education, science, literature
Lexis Nexis
Book, movie reviews
Newspapers
Reviews, commentary, editorialWill format your article citations in APA or MLA
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Humanities and Social Science Index (Retrospective)
Coverage: 1907-1984Scholarly and popular sources for film, literature and musicWill format your article citations in APA or MLA
Gale Literary Database
Specifically for literary criticism
Great American Speeches
http://www.pbs.org/greatspeeches/
SocIndex
Society and all things related to social science
Sociological abstracts
Society and subculture
Review the TWO step process for getting journal articlesStep
ONE
Get citations from index
Author, title, journal title, volume, page number year
Step TWO
If you are using a research database click on the SFX/ Get it @CSULB link if it is available
If you are find your article citation in print- search the catalog by JOURNAL titleto see if we own it electronically or in print
Citing sources
How to Get a Library Password
Go to Coasthttps://coast.library.csulb.edu/patroninfo Type in your name, CSULB I.D. #, and a Password number of yourchoiceConfirm Password by typing it twice moreIf the screen just shows your name- it worked!If you forgot your pin call: 562 985-5512 and get it erased so you cancreate a new one!
Still Need Help?
 Tiffini Travisttravis@csulb.edu
 Yahoo/MSN IM:
 
csulb_librarian
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