Communication 200 Introduction toCommunication Research Rhetoric Tiffini Travis Communication Studies Librarian
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Narrows a search Both terms appear in same recordAND Terms have different meanings example: internet AND socialization Broadens a search Either term may appear in recordOR Terms have similar meanings example: (viewing OR watching)
Can look for multiple endings of a word or pluralsasterisk theor* theory theories Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the record ProximityPhrase Searching online w1interaction “online interaction”
Scholarly 5publications 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”http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianna_03/2577391361/ Is reviewing a BOOK
Select a socially relevant artifact Major ThemesBackgroundInformation synonyms related terms Genre
Football Factory masculinity film Motion pictures Football Factory sportsImages of Masculinity and violence Football Factory soccer Hooligans London
Football FactoryMasculinity 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
Depending on your artifact it Things to might not haveremember when scholarly research researching Think outside Rhetoric the box! Think in terms of themes, big picture research, social significance for scholarly research
Communication DatabasesCommunication & Mass Media complete Academic Search Complete
Film ResearchHumanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective Film Literature Index (1976-2001) Film Literature Index (1973 to date PRINT)
Music Databases Music IndexRILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Social Significance Socio-political sources American history and life Historical Abstracts JSTOR SocIndex Sociological abstracts
Film Analysis Coast Popular Culture History Newspapers (Proquest)Other Useful Lexis Nexis Databases Gale Literary Database
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