General Research Tools
Welcome and Guide Description
This website provides a guide to conducting research on media, journalism, popular culture, copyright, and related topics, highlighting key resources and search strategies. There are lots of interactions among these topics -- today, one can easily imagine a TV journalist writing a web-based graphic novel that becomes the basis of a Hollywood movie, which spawns a video game and even a Broadway musical ... and then everyone gets sued by a historian who believes his/her book was the basis of the original graphic novel. Through this website, I try to give you some ways to crack open research in these subjects. There are also pointers to finding resources on creating online media.
It's important to know that even though the guide focuses on strategies for finding books, often the same or similar approaches will work in article databases.
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