This page is for all library instruction sessions for the Communication Studies Department. On each course page you will find links to relevant databases, slide presentations and handouts.
In Person Office Hours are updated weekly. All In Person Office Hours are on the first floor of the library. Drop In Workshops are in various classrooms in the library- check to determine location. Drop in and Zoom workshops are updated monthly as needed. Office Hours, Chat and Drop in workshops are first come first serve. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.
IN PERSON and CHAT
Tuesday, March 28, 12pm to 2pm
Monday, April 3, 4pm to 7pm
Thursday, April 6, 12pm to 2pm
Tuesday April 11, 4pm to 7pm
IN PERSON DROP-IN WORKSHOPS
Wednesday April 19, 1pm to 2pm
(on Demand- email me to meet!)
ZOOM DROP-IN WORKSHOPS
(EMAIL me for the zoom link)
Monday March 27, 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday April 5, 3pm to 4:30pm
What do I capitalize in APA?
To find a list of nouns that should and should not be capitalized, go to this APA style page. Names of theories and social science concepts are not capitalized (e.g. expectancy violation theory, variable, the word hypothesis. Check the manual if this linked page doesn't answer your question.
What is the difference between Dependent and Independent Variable?
Hypothesis: How does the level of phone use in romantic relationships affect satisfaction?
IV: the amount of Phone Use
DV: Degree of Satisfaction; relationship quality
BeachReach is used when CSU+ does not have access to the materials you are requesting. As CSU+ has become more robust, with many more book, book chapter and article items, BeachReach is now mainly used for items that are not in OneSearch that are specialty media, such as DVDs, Scripts, Music Sheets, etc.
You may see a BeachReach request offered in the OneSearch record for the item.
If OneSearch does not have a record of the item
AND your item is NOT a book, book chapter or article
fill out a blank BeachReach form. The Interlibrary Loan staff will do their best to get the materials for you.
Active CSULB students, faculty, and staff each have a BeachReach account where you request items. This account is also where you retrieve electronic documents, usually PDFs.
Access your BeachReach account using your Single Signon
If you are looking for a Book, Book Chapter or Article, please use the CSU+ link first, as explained above.
If you find an item that does not offer access through CSU+, you can select the link that reads “Request from BeachReach”. Selecting this link will direct you to your BeachReach account (Single Signon will be required) and the process should automatically fill in a large portion of your request.
If you are looking for a Book, Book Chapter or Article, please use CSU+, explained above.
Sign into your BeachReach Account. You will see all of the request options on the LEFT.
The screenshot below shows the request options list on the left. I've circled these options in red.
As noted, BeachReach is now used for items not available through CSU+. In BeachReach, to request items such as DVDs, Scripts, and Music Sheets, please select "Book or Media."
Using the BeachReach Blank Form
Generally, the more information you provide the better. Double check your requests to make sure the information is correct. Search Google to find information about the item you seek.
Providing as much information as you have will help ILL to process the request and get the material to you faster.
You can also use the “Note” field on the form to add information about your item, or ask questions. Real people read this form.
Your Library Account now links to your BeachReach account (See Track & Download above). However, you can still get to your BeachReach Account directly:
Login to your BeachReach Account to access information about your BeachReach requests.
Above is a screenshot of the View Items area of your BeachReach Account. The Electronically Received Articles link is on the left. I have pointed a red arrow at the link.