Use AND between terms to narrow your search
example: television and violence and children
Use OR and/or truncate (*, ?) words to broaden your search
example: children or youth or adolescents
example: child* (will find child, children, etc.)
example: wom?n (will find woman or women)
Note: check online help for the correct truncation symbol
This list is only a suggestion of places to start your research; you can also pick your topic area from the Find Articles & Research Data page to see the list of recommended databases for that topic.
You can find items the Oviatt Library owns using Google Scholar's capabilities. To activate the capabilities for your browser, go to Scholar Preferences:
Select SFX: Additional Options or SFX: Find It for access to online full text, Oviatt Library holdings information, and Interlibrary Loan.
The library website provides sample citations for MLA, APA, and other citation styles on the Citing Your Sources page. There are also sample annotated bibliographies for each style that show you how your annotated bibliography should be formatted.
For more information on creating annotations, check out the Creating an Annotated Bibliography page.
If you have questions as you do your research, you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-677-6808. For help 24/7, go to Ask-A- Librarian (http://library.csun.edu/Research_Assistance/askus.html).