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Keywords! Keywords

Main key term: identity theft

Alternate key terms: identity fraud, impersonation, cyber crime, identity cloning

Aspects to consider: hacking, breaches, phishing, breaches of privacy

Combine a key term with an aspect: "identity fraud" AND phishing, "identity theft" AND hacking

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About APA

American Psychological Association (APA) style, most commonly used in the social sciences, is a specific formatting style that students and scholars use to write papers and cite cources. Information here is taken from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) which may be consulted for questions not addressed here. Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is also an excellent resource.

Tips from the Librarian

Accessing Databases

  1. Use your SURF ID & password to access databases from Off-Campus

Books, E-books

  1. Use the library catalog to find books, e-books, DVDs and videos
  2. MiraCosta's e-Books can be accessed from off campus.
  3. Gale Virtual Reference Library (specialized encyclopedias, background information)

Try these Databases First

CQ Researcher (Complete summaries & pros/cons of current & controversial issues)

  1. Click on CQ Researcher Online
    1. Use "Quick Search" or "Browse Reports - By Topic"

Opposing Viewpoints In Context (Articles, opinions, and research on social & controversial issues)

  1. Search by keyword or "Browse Issues"
    1. Viewpoint essays, primary sources, statistics, multimedia

EBSCOhost (Magazines & Scholarly Articles)

  1. Search for articles using keywords

    1.   e.g.  business and social networks

    2. Apply limits like Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals, Published Date (e.g. 2008 - 2012)

National Newspapers Core 

  1. Includes full-text of the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal

Need More?

Try: Health and Wellness Resource Center, Science In Context, or Databases by Subject


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