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English 155: Professor Tremain

Evaluating Web Sites

What to look for:

Narrow or Broaden Your Search (Boolean Searching)

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

Finding Articles

You can use these databases or any others listed on the database pages; this list is only a suggestion of places to start your research. If the full-text is not available for the article you want to see, click the Find Text button or the "Find Text" link to see if the full-text is available in another database.

Citing Your Sources

The library website provides sample citations for MLA, APA, and other citation styles: http://library.csun.edu/Find_Resources/e-books/estylegd.html

For more information on how to create an annotated bibliography: http://library.csun.edu/Research_Assistance/annotated.html

Helpful Links

Contact information

If you have questions as you do your research, go to Ask-A- Librarian (http://library.csun.edu/Research_Assistance/askus.html), or contact me directly at danielle.skaggs@csun.edu or 818-677-6808.

 

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