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LBS 4890 - Researching & Writing the Senior Project

Chat with Cal State LA Librarians- Mon-Thurs 10-6, Fri 10-5

Basic Research and Citation Help

Image: Need help with your research? The Student Research Consultants are in! Ask at the Service Desk: Library North, 1st Floor. Monday through Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM. Friday from 10 AM through 6 PM. Sponsored by the Cal State LA Library. Week 3 through Finals Week.


 1. Plan Search

  • Refine your topic
  • Select keywords to represent concepts
  • Construct strategy (use boolean operators and truncation tools)
  • Choose database(s)

2. Perform Search

3. Review Results

4. Change Strategy if Necessary & Search Again

  • Double-check typing
  • Try other key/concept words (more broad; more specific; related terms)
  • Try another database    


A Timeline of Information

A Timeline of Information: After an event, TV/Radio and Web will cover it in real time. Newspapers appear one day later. In the following days and weeks magazines will cover it. In months, journals will have articles on it. From months to years we will see more journals, books, government publications covering the event.

Subject Guide

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Sarah Baker
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John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300