UNST 236: Interpreting the Past

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PPT for a class looking for sources on 19th century film and history.

PPT for a class looking for sources on 19th century film and history.

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  • 1. Meredith Farkas [email_address]
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    • Think of terms that relate to your topic
    • Think of synonyms and related terms (the Wikipedia is really useful for this)
    • Write down everything you come up with
    • Why?
      • Computers are clueless.
      • Lots of different terms mean the same thing.
      • Authors may use different terms than the ones you naturally think of.
  • 5. Class consciousness Social class High society Society Affluent Upper class Age of Innocence Scorcese New York City New York, NY Related terms: Film Movie Motion picture Cinema 19 th Century 1800s Nineteenth century
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    • And
    • Or
    • Not
    • Quotation marks
  • 7. Jane wants sushi John wants Thai food
  • 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/waytru/1889641852/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/45688285@N00/2168922858
  • 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lollaping/3555466066/
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    • For Film
    • Library catalog (for books)
    • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    • Fine Arts & Music
    • JSTOR
    • MLA International Bibliography
    • For Historical Context
    • Library catalog (for books)
    • Historical Abstracts (everything but U.S. and Canada)
    • America: History and Life
    • JSTOR
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    • Is this really relevant to my topic?
    • Who wrote this? Are they experts on this subject?
    • Who published this? Are they a scholarly publisher?
    • Where did the author get their info from? Are there references to back it up?
    • Who is the intended audience?
    • Is this there more recent scholarship on the topic that might be better?
  • 15.
    • For Film
    • Library catalog (for books)
    • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    • JSTOR
    • MLA International Bibliography
    • Fine Arts & Music Collection
    • For Historical Context
    • Library catalog (for books)
    • Historical Abstracts (everything but U.S. and Canada)
    • America: History and Life
    • JSTOR