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WGSS 1010- Gender and Sexuality in College

What Researchers Do:

TOPIC – Define the research question/statement

SOURCES – Identify the information need. Do you need background info? A research article? A literature review article? etc. What databases would include this type of information on your topic?

KEYWORDS – Select the words you will be using to find information effectively and efficiently (Use a variety of words to describe your topic/concepts. Find subject headings that relate to your topic/concept).

EVALUATION – Evaluate information critically. Is the info relevant, reliable, current, appropriate?

USE--Organize, synthesize and communicate information to make your point/argument.

CITE--Ethically and legally access and use info by avoiding plagiarism and citing all your sources.

Research and Citation Help

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Chat with a Cal State LA librarian:

Monday- Thursday 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM,  Friday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals Video

This video was produced by librarians at the Peabody Library at Vanderbilt University.

A Timeline of Information

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Writing Help


The University Writing Center (UWC) is for all Cal State LA students.  You can bring us any type of writing assignment at any stage of the process.  We can help you understand the assignment as well as plan, organize, and revise your paper.  We can even help you learn to proofread for your most common mistakes.

Writing/ Tutoring Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Online Tutoring Appointments   After Hours Tutoring Appointments

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