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Communication 200 Rhetoric Research



Second session for Comm 200 class- Rhetoric session..

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  • Communication 200 Introduction to Communication Research Rhetoric Tiffini Travis Communication Studies Librarian
  • Citations: elements of a book, article or website Abstract: Summary of an article Get it @CSULB: links you to the full text of the article Research Databases: The ONLY place you should go for your scholarly articles
  • Scholarly Sources
  • AND Narrows a search Both terms appear in same record Terms have different meanings example: internet AND socialization OR Broadens a search Either term may appear in record Terms have similar meanings example: (viewing OR watching)
  • asterisk Can look for multiple endings of a word or plurals theor* theory theories Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the record Proximity Phrase Searching online w1interaction “online interaction”
  • Scholarly publications 5 ways to tell it’s a Rhetoric Article Does not follow a standard format Published in an academic journal Contains words like: analysis, representations, rhetoric, hegemony, popular culture, critique References are not all academic Uses MLA citation style
  • RED FLAGS Contains numbers or data Says “content analysis” Says “this study” Is reviewing a BOOK
  • Select a socially relevant artifact Major Themes Background Information Genre synonyms related terms
  • Football Factory Football Factory Images of Masculinity and violence masculinity film Motion pictures sports Football Factory soccer Hooligans London
  • Football Factory Masculinity and (motion picture* or film*) Sports and masculin* Football Factory Soccer and hooligan* London and sport* and violence Football supporters and england West ham millwall
  • Things to remember when researching Rhetoric Depending on your artifact it might not have scholarly research Think outside the box! Think in terms of themes, big picture research, social significance for scholarly research
  • Communication Databases Communication & Mass Media complete
  • Film Research Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective Film Literature Index (1976-2001) Film Literature Index (1973 to date PRINT)
  • Music Databases Music Index RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
  • Social Significance Socio-political sources American history and life Historical Abstracts JSTOR
  • Coast Other Useful Databases Film Analysis Popular Culture History Newspapers (Proquest) Lexis Nexis Gale Literary Database
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  • I am STILL Confused Tiffini Travis Twitter: csulb_library