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Media 2nd years 26 October 2011

Media 2nd years 26 October 2011



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  • Media 2nd year Finding Stuff Jayne Dunlop
  • Covering…….. Reading lists Library Catalogue Journals and Electronic Journals Media & Film Studies subject guides DVDs Film Index International Citing – Harvard Style
  • Reading List
  • To access scanned articles/chapters
  • Click heading
  • Location, location, location
  • CatalogueBooks, Ebooks, journals, DVDs,
  • Electronic Journals
  • When you don’t know where to start….
  • Subject GuidesVia Portal/ Learning Resources tab/ SubjectGuides/Arts
  • Film Studies
  • Media Studies
  • SearchingDefine your search terms clearly and simply “The portrayal of young people in the media in Northern Ireland”. What are the key words or phrases? Synonyms youth/adolescent/teenager Ulster Broadcast (media), radio, TV, (television)
  • Spelling variationsRemember Americanisms Colour or color Theatre or theater Movie or film
  • Limit your search Year range Geographical area Language Type of publication
  • AND This means that all terms must appear in the results This will NARROW your results down e.g. youth AND media AND Northern Ireland
  • OR This means that any of the alternative terms can appear This will BROADEN the search out e.g. adolescent OR youth
  • NOT/AND NOT This will EXCLUDE terms This will NARROW the search down Use this with caution! E.g. broadcast media NOT radio
  • TRUNCATION This will keep you to find all variations of a word Most databases use the * symbol but always check the HELP section to be sure e.g. adolescen* will find adolescent, adolescents and adolescence
  • Remember Plan your search strategy in advance Be prepared to be flexible Make use of the HELP features in databases Evaluate your findings Record your search strategy Record your results
  • Film databases Film Index International International Film Archive JISC Media Hub (for others see subject pages)
  • Film Index International
  • Quick search help
  • Quick search for “A streetcar named desire”
  • Film details
  • Articles about the film
  • CitationReference the articles/books/films you have consulted to: give credit to other authors concepts and ideas Provide evidence of the breadth and depth of your reading enable others to locate the references easily avoid being accused of plagiarism Harvard http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/library/citing_referenc es/docs/Citing_Refs.pdf http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm
  • Blog – Arts or Researchers for resources
  • Twitter for service announcements, stoppress items.