The assignment Crime in Literature and Film from 1840 to the Present Students will use primary and secondary sources to examine and discuss changes in the ways in which the detective, the police, criminals, or prisoners are portrayed in crime literature and film from 1840 to the present. Basically, you will discuss how, say, detectives . . . are presented in each of the eras we discuss in class describe how they have changed over time, and explain why they have changed
To do this, you will rely on your class notes and texts, books on the history of detectives, policing, and corrections that I will put on reserve, and books and journal articles that you will locate through library databases.
Requirements: Cite from at least 3 of the reserve books Cite from at least 1 book that you locate in the library Cite from at least 2 journal articles
What I need to know to begin this project Primary vs. Secondary resources Scholarly v. Popular Finding Course Reserves Identifying search terms
Finding books Subject searching (literature) Police in literature Prisons in literature Criminals in literature Crime in literature Detective and mystery stories -- history and criticism
Finding books Subject searching (film) Film or motion picture or cinema? Crime films Film noir Gangster films Police films Prison films Film genres
Scholarly v Popular Periodical means the same as Magazine Usually magazines are more “popular”
Scholarly or Professional Peer reviewed
Finding articles Begin big Academic Search Complete Masterfile Premier Arts and Humanities Index MLA International Bibliography JSTOR Move to the specific Film and Television Literature Index Television News Archive
What about the internet It’s like Roger says… "Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly."
What about the internet Currency * The timeliness of the information. Relevance/Coverage *The depth and importance of the information. Authority *The source of the information. Accuracy *The reliability of the information. Purpose/Objectivity *The possible bias present in the information. *The CRAAP acronym and descriptions are from Meriam Library at California State University Chico. Used with permission.
What about the internet? ONU buys Full-text database Google asks to link to content So what about Google Scholar!? OhioLINK Permits Google to link to full-text Run Google Search ONU user sees licensed full-text articles