BooksScholarly ArticlesNewspaper & Magazine ArticlesImage, Video & Sound MediaDictionaries & EncyclopediasMedia Archives & MuseumsOrganizations & InstitutesWhat's a Good Website?
Mass Media in GeneralTelevision & CableComics & Graphic NovelsVideo Games & Virtual WorldsFilmPopular MusicTheater, Dance & MusicalsRadioMaking Videos & Online Media
Research on Journalism GenerallySpecial Types of JournalismEthics & Watchdog GroupsHistory of Journalism & JournalistsNews Archives (Print, TV, Radio)Blogs, Zines & E-ZinesAlternative News Sources
Popular Culture & SubculturesSocial Media & Digital SocietyMedia IndustryAdvertising, PR & PropagandaPublic Opinion Survey DataCultural Theory, Cultural StudiesArts in CyberspaceDigital Humanities ResearchMaking Videos & Online Media
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Research strategies and resources on media, popular culture, journalism, copyright, digital society, and related topics.
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Recommended Reading

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The Craft of Research - Booth, Colomb, Williams
Call Number: Bass and Bass Reference, Q180.55.M4 B66X 2008
This is an enormously helpful book pitched at the perfect level of sophistication for Yale students. Especially useful is chapter 3, which discusses how to turn a general interest in a subject into a focused research question or problem. This is a crucial step in any research project and one that is often given too little thought. The link above takes you to an e-book version of the 2nd edition.

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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.

Have questions?  Want to discuss your research needs?  Please contact me!

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