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CMST205: Multicultural Communication, Lyles: Welcome

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This guide is a starting point for your research projects.  Click the green tabs above to access search tools and video tutorials recommended by your librarians.

Your Goal: 
RELEVANT & RELIABLE MAGAZINE, NEWS, RESEARCH ARTICLES ( + BOOKS AND MEDIA)
 
Your Tasks:
Use your keywords to construct a search in a designated database that find articles relevant to your topic.
Analyze your designated database to find a useful feature and explain its value to your assignment.
Bring curiosity, patience, and flexibility to the process.

Timesaving Strategies

ONLINE SEARCH TIPS
Put phrases in quotes.
Use OR to combine synonyms:
Use AND to combine main ideas of your topic/question.
Truncate (with *) to get all variations of a search term
Change important search terms to Subjects for narrower and more relevant results
 
SEARCH RESULTS CLUES
Start with the Title and the Abstract (or summary) of the article.
Then scan the Subject Headings to learn what the article’s focus areas are.
Look at the publication/source title to see what academic discipline or approach is being taken.
Notice if the type of article matches what you need; don’t get fooled by a book review or editorial.
See if you have access to the full-text of your chosen article, possibly in another database

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