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UNST 236: Interpreting the Past

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

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UNST 236: Interpreting the Past

  1. 1. Meredith Farkas [email_address]
  2. 4. <ul><li>Think of terms that relate to your topic </li></ul><ul><li>Think of synonyms and related terms (the Wikipedia is really useful for this) </li></ul><ul><li>Write down everything you come up with </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers are clueless. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of different terms mean the same thing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authors may use different terms than the ones you naturally think of. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 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
  4. 6. <ul><li>And </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Not </li></ul><ul><li>Quotation marks </li></ul>
  5. 7. Jane wants sushi John wants Thai food
  6. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/waytru/1889641852/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/45688285@N00/2168922858
  7. 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lollaping/3555466066/
  8. 13. <ul><li>For Film </li></ul><ul><li>Library catalog (for books) </li></ul><ul><li>Communication & Mass Media Complete </li></ul><ul><li>Fine Arts & Music </li></ul><ul><li>JSTOR </li></ul><ul><li>MLA International Bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>For Historical Context </li></ul><ul><li>Library catalog (for books) </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Abstracts (everything but U.S. and Canada) </li></ul><ul><li>America: History and Life </li></ul><ul><li>JSTOR </li></ul>
  9. 14. <ul><li>Is this really relevant to my topic? </li></ul><ul><li>Who wrote this? Are they experts on this subject? </li></ul><ul><li>Who published this? Are they a scholarly publisher? </li></ul><ul><li>Where did the author get their info from? Are there references to back it up? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the intended audience? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this there more recent scholarship on the topic that might be better? </li></ul>
  10. 15. <ul><li>For Film </li></ul><ul><li>Library catalog (for books) </li></ul><ul><li>Communication & Mass Media Complete </li></ul><ul><li>JSTOR </li></ul><ul><li>MLA International Bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Fine Arts & Music Collection </li></ul><ul><li>For Historical Context </li></ul><ul><li>Library catalog (for books) </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Abstracts (everything but U.S. and Canada) </li></ul><ul><li>America: History and Life </li></ul><ul><li>JSTOR </li></ul>

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